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Vietnam War Quiz

8H Social Studies Quiz

TermDefinition
Suburbanization Population shift from central urban areas into suburbs
GI Bill U.S. legislation passed in 1944 that provided benefits to World War II veterans
Fair Deal Ambitious set of proposals put forward by U.S. President Harry S. Truman to Congress in his January 1949 State of the Union address
New Frontier Slogan used by President John F. Kennedy to describe his goals and policies
Great Society Set of domestic programs in the United States launched by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65. The main goal was the elimination of poverty and racial injustice
Watergate Term used to describe a complex web of political scandals between 1972 and 1974. The word specifically refers to the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C
Levittown Name of seven large suburban developments created in the United States of America by William Levitt and his company Levitt & Sons. Built after World War II for returning veterans and their new families
Baby boom Period marked by a significant increase of birth rate
Loyalty Review Program Pres. Harry Truman issued on Mar. 21, 1947, a program to check the loyalty of federal employees and new applicants seeking employment in the gov't and root out communist infiltration or influence in U.S.federal govt during Cold War.
McCarthyism Practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence
Interstate Highway Act June 29, 1956, Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill with authorization of $25B for the construction of 41k miles of Interstate Highway System supposedly over a 10yr period, it was the largest public works project in American history through that time
Civil Disobedience Refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, as a peaceful form of political protest
Sit in Occupy a place as a form of protest
Boycott Ban that forbids relations with certain groups, cooperation with a policy, or the handling of goods
Civil Rights Act Ban that forbids relations with certain groups, cooperation with a policy, or the handling of goods
Voting Rights Act Signed by Pres. Lyndon Johnson (1908-73) on August 6, 1965, to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment (1870) to the Constitution of the U.S.
24th Amendment Important to the Civil Rights Movement as it ended mandatory poll taxes that prevented many African Americans.
Black Panthers African American revolutionary party, founded in 1966 in Oakland, California, by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. The party's original purpose was to patrol African American neighbourhoods to protect residents from acts of police brutality
Freedom Riders Civil rights activists who rode into segregated southern U.S. in 1961 and onward to challenge the non-enforcement of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions Morgan v. VA (1946) and Boynton v. VA (1960), which ruled segregated public buses unconstitutional
Integration Free association of people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds; a goal of the civil rights movement to overcome policies of segregation that have been practiced in the United States
Desegregation Ending of a policy of racial segregation
Hippies (especially in the 1960s) a person of unconventional appearance, typically having long hair and wearing beads, associated with a subculture involving a rejection of conventional values and the taking of hallucinogenic drugs
Feminism Advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes
Equal Rights Amendment Proposed amendment stating that civil rights may not be denied on the basis of one's sex
Affirmative Action Action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education; positive discrimination
American Indian Movement American Indian advocacy group in U.S., July 1968, Minneapolis, MN. Addressed Indian sovereignty, treaty issues, spirituality, + leadership, while addressing police harassment + racism against Native Americans forced from reservations + tribal culture
Environmental Protection Agency Established in December 1970 under United States President Richard Nixon. The EPA is an agency of the United States federal government whose mission is to protect human and environmental health.
Medicare Federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease
Medicaid Health care program that assists low-income families or individuals in paying for long-term medical and custodial care costs
Bailout Act of giving financial assistance to a failing business or economy to save it from collapse
Hawks Those who supported the Vietnam War
Doves Those who opposed the Vietnam War
Perjury Offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation
Reaganomics Economic policies of the former US president Ronald Reagan, associated especially with the reduction of taxes and the promotion of unrestricted free-market activity
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