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American First Committe oppose american involvement in WWII
Appeasement make political or territorial concessions to an aggressive power to avoid conflict
Atlantic Charter Agreement between Churchill and Roosevelt about the post-war world
Battle of Guadalcanal August 1942.The U.S. took control over the Solomon islands, Japan lost two-thirds of its 31,000 troops deployed
Battle of Stalingrad July 17 1942 - Feb 2 1943. It stopped the German offensive, about 2 million casualties, the war turned in favor of Allies
Battle of Iwo Jima February 1945. It took a month for the Marines to take control over the island. Japanese forces were fighting through a complicated system of tunnel
Battle of Okinawa april 1 1945. The U.S. are conquering Japan island by island. Okinawa is the last big one. Heavy losses.
Cash and Carry Policy adopted by the U.S. it replaced neutrality act. They sell war goods for cash. The U.S. does not provide transportation.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic president. New Deal. Led the U.S. during the Great Depression and WWII
Neutrality Act Isolationism, non-intervention of the U.S into non-American wars. Can sell war goods to every belligerent
Pres. Dec. 8th Address to Congress President FDR asks to the congress the approbation of the Declaration on war against Japan
Selective Service and training act law passed in 1940. Men within a range of 21 to 36 years must register for the draft
Winston Churchill Prime minister of the UK. He did not let the UK surrender
Blue collar working class person who performs non-agricultural manual labour.
Dr. Jonas Salk developed one of the first effective polio vaccines
GI bill benefits for WWII veterans
HUAC House Un-American Activities Committee. Investigate on people and companies to find communist ties
Inchon invasion US led forces landed at Inchon, 100 miles from 38th parallel, 25 miles from Seoul. Cut out North Korean supplies
John Glenn First American to orbit the earth, three times.
Men's roles in 1950s Work, bring the money in the house.
Reasons for the Koran War After WWII Korea was free from japanese control, north communist, south democratic. Divided at the 38th parallel. North Korea invaded south korea
White Collar professional or an educated worker who performs semi-professional office, administrative, and sales-coordination tasks
Women's role in 1950s Clean the house, keep the house nice, raise babies, cook, make the husband comfortable, kind of like a slave
Voting Rights Act of 1965 1. Eliminate testing for voting 2. Allowed federal workers to register voters
Baby Boomers occured in the years 1946-1964
Counterculture a way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm
Equal Rights Amendment(ERA) a proposed amendment to the US Constitution stating that civil rights may not be denied on the basis of one's sex
Gloria Steinem Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement
Roe v. Wade decision issued by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions
Woodstock festival Attracted 400,000 people. Peace festival.
Great society a domestic program in the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson that instituted federally sponsored social welfare programs
John Fitzgerald Kennedy background Catholic, 35th president, 2 children, from Massachusetts, won a pulitzer prize, served in WWII
Conscientious objectors a person who for reasons of conscience objects to serving in the armed forces
Selective service The Selective Service System maintains information on those potentially subject to military conscription
Pearl Harbor(date) 7 dec. 1941
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