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APUSH Chapters 24-26

Chs. 24-25 Test Review

TermDefinition
Fascism extremely nationalistic, authoritarian form of government
Final Solution Nazi plan to strip Jews of their civil rights and send them to concentration & extermination camps
Popular Front group that preferred an isolationist stance in foreign policy
America First Committee group that supported U.S. intervention in WWII
cash and carry program the U.S. could sell defense articles to nations at war if they paid in cash and transported on their own ships
Lend Lease Act U.S. could sell, lend, or lease defense items to warring nations that would protect U.S. security
Atlantic Charter agreement signed by FDR and Churchill that promoted freedom of the seas and self-determination
China after the Japanese invaded this nation, the U.S. broke diplomatic relations with Japan
Stimson Doctrine stated the U.S. would not recognize any territory taken by force, issued after the Japanese invasion of Manchuria
Pearl Harbor event that radically changed public opinion on U.S. intervention in the war
Stalingrad turning point in the European theater of the war
Midway turning point in the Pacific theater of the war
Manhattan Project secret project to develop and test the atomic bomb
Truman secret project to develop and test the atomic bomb
Hiroshima & Nagasaki two Japanese industrial cities that were chosen as the U.S. as sites to drop the atomic bomb
Rosie the Riveter symbol of women who worked in wartime factories
American troops added numbers to the Allied forces that ended the final push toward Allied victory in the war
containment policy proposed by George Kennan to stop the spread of Soviet influence
Marshall Plan U.S. program that provided financial aid to Western Europe, hoping to make communism less appealing
NSC-68 proposed an increase in defense spending
Berlin Airlift U.S. response to the Soviet blockade of Berlin in an attempt to stop the population drain from East Berlin
NATO a mutual defense alliance originally signed by the U.S. and the non-communist nations of Europe
Korean War conflict where the U.S. attempted to stop the spread of communism in Asia, a police action since Congress didn't declare war
Eisenhower Doctrine U.S. policy to resist communism in the Middle East
Cuban Missile Crisis international crisis that began when the Soviets placed missiles in Cuba, the U.S. blockaded Cuba, the closest the U.S. came to nuclear war
17th Parallel temporary dividing line between North and South Vietnam
GI Bill provided loans to veterans to buy homes and paid college tuition
Sputnik led to increased funding for math and science in schools and the start of the U.S. space program
postwar America prosperous era marked by an increase in homeownership and a higher standard of living
Senator McCarthy made accusations of communist subversion, including accusations about the U.S. Army
Large corporations most common way businesses organized and operated during the postwar era
The Other America non fiction piece describing poverty during the postwar period
homemaker role women were expected to fulfill during the 1950s
polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin
Beatniks artists and writers who celebrated spontaneity and freedom, and criticized conformity and materialism
Levittown site of mass produced, affordable homes
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