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Post WWII

Eventsdefinition/explanation
The Cold War-The Berlin Airlift first major international crises of the Cold War/ Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin.(26 June 1948 – 30 September 1949) to carry supplies to the people of West Berlin
The Cold War-NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization-intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European states based on the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949. Unified Defense
The Cold War- Korean War Communist North Korea invaded South Korea, US sent troops to defend South Korea. War waged until 1953 and ended in a stalemate.
The Cold War- Vietnam War Beginning in 1956, US supported the S Vietnamese efforts to overthrow the Soviet backed North Vietnam. Ultimately the US left Vietnam in defeat in 1973-Major player-Henry Kissinger
The Cold War-Cuban Missile Crisis In 1962, The soviets placed missiles in communist Cuba. President Kennedy demanded the Soviets remove the Missiles. Closest that USSR and US came to Nuclear war
The Cold War-McCarthyism Joe McCarthy led a crusade to uncover Communists in the US - during the 1940's and 1950's many prominent individuals were accused of being Communists, inc;Lena Horne, Charlie Chaplin, and Arthur Miller
American Foreign Policy From 1945 until the fall of the USSR in 1991, the US was centered upon a war between communism and capitalism. Since the fall of the USSR US FP has shifted focused primarily to the Middle East
September 11, 2001 intensified the concerns of the US with securing peace in the middle east.
African Americans in the 20th Century NAACP- the primary goals were to secure voting rights for African Americans. Lynching and forms of violence towards AA's were very common . NAACP argued that only the US Govt could protect AA's
Civil Rights Movement- BROWN vs Board Supreme court ruled that segregation of public schools was unconstitutional
Civil Rights Movement-1957 Eisenhower sent troops to Little Rock Arkansas(Little Rock 9) to integrate Central High School
Civil Rights Movement- MLK Martin Luther King Jr. belief in non violence and peaceful demonstrations
Civil Rights Movement- Rosa Parks On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled.
Civil Rights Movement-James Meredith In 1962, he became the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi,
Civil Rights Movement- George Wallace The Democratic Governor of Alabama called for segregation forever- He tried physically to stop AA students from entering University of Alabama. Federal Marshals convinced him to stand aside.
Civil Rights Movement- Civil rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination in public facilities, in government and in employment
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