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What was the United States initial reacion to WWII and their stance?
The US wanted to remain isolated from the war
Where is Pearl Harbor
_________ was the first attack on America that we have on film
__________ was Professor Hick's father-in-law who fought in America during WWII, was captured by the Germans, and was a prisoner of war for a year
What ethnic group faced an increase of discrimination because of WWII
What was the American economy doing during WWII
IT WAS IMPROVING
What is the correlation of WWII and marriage during this time
Marriage rates are increading, as well as birth rates.
During WWII, the US military still had not _____
List the main ALLIED and AXIS countries during WWII
-The United States
What started WWII
The bombing at Pearl Harbor
Which president decided to drop the atomic bomb over Japan
Harry S Truman
List the American Presidents, in order, that we have discussed in these chapters
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D Eisenhower
John F Kennedy
Lyndon B Johnson
Americans are thirsty for American produced goods post- WWII such as _______
american made cars, clothes, etc.
The GI Bill did what?
gave money to war veterans to continue their education and jobs after returning home from WWII
The Soviet Union is now what we call
The leader of the Soviet Union
Which war came after WWI
The Cold War
George Kennan said that he was _______
not worried about Japan or Germany anymore, but that he was now worried about Communist Russia
Explain the Containment Policy
The use of various tactic in order to contain, or prevent , the spread of Communism
The US using economic aid to ensure we have friends where we want them (non-communists friends) was called what?
The Truman Doctrine
Define the Domino Theory
The belief that if one country is communist, other neighboring countries will become communist.
What was Professor Hick's dad's name? And which war did he fight in
Ed Hicks/ The Cold War
Which war is considered to be the "Forgotten War"
The Korean War
What word and idea installed fear in Americans during the Cold War
Korea is in the 38th parallel; Vietnam is in the 17th parallel
What was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO
A military defense pact amongst certain countres including the US. It was an allied pact that if one country, for example, went to war, the other countires in NATO would support them
Because of McCarthyism, a lot of people were accused of what?
being Communist and were blacklisted or lost their jobs, although many of them were in fact not apart of the Communist Party
After Eisenhower, does the American economy and morale starts to __________
After Joseph Stalin dies, who becomes the new leader
The Cold War is mostly a war of ______
It was a war of WORDS
Cuba's leader is
The Soviets launched
SPUTNIK- the first satellite to orbit the Earth
John F. Kennedy wanted to go where in response to Sputnik
To the MOON
Why was President Kennedy and other Americans nervous about CUBA
because Cuba had declared that they were a Communist country. This was a concern because Cuba is approximately only 90 miles off the coast of Florida, which made Americans feel uneasy