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What did the Big Three agree to do with Germany
at the Yalta Conference?
Germany and Berlin would be split into four occupied zones.
What were Stalin’s main objectives going into the Potsdam
Countering the effects of war
What were the U.S.’s main objectives going in to the Potsdam Conference?
to decide how to administer Post-war Germany
When did Truman tell Stalin about the atomic
On July 24 he casually mentioned to Stalin that we had a new weapon of unusual destructive force.
What are satellite nations?
the nations supported or controlled by the Soviet Union.
What was the goal of the Truman Doctrine?
a request for financial and military aid in Greece
What was the purpose of the Marshall Plan?
to foster economic recovery in certain European countries after WW2.
Why was NATO formed?
Military alliance of democratic states in Europe and North America. It was formed as system of collective defense.
Why did the United Nations send troops to Korea?
To Fight the War.
Which weapon did General MacArthur want to use against China during the Korean War?
What was the outcome of the Korean War?
An estimated 1 million people were killed during the Korean War. It ended by North & South Korea signing an armistice document.
What was the purpose of the Loyalty Review Program?
his loyalty review program called for immediate dismissal if found to be "disloyal" to the government.
What was Project Venona?
was a secret collaboration of the United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies.
What was the Red Scare?
a period of general fear of communists.
Who was Joseph McCarthy?
an American politician who served as a Republican Senator.
Why did Congress create NASA?
NASA was established on July 29, 1958, by the National Aeronautics and Space Act signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
What was brinkmanship?
the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety).
What actions did the CIA take in Iran and Guatemala?
Iran 1953 and Guatemala, 1954 U.S. painted these nationalist revolutions as part of a monolithic Soviet-led communist expansion.
What was the effect of increasing comsumer spending?
The increase in defense spending is putting more people to work, but also increasing the national debt.
What was the GI Bill?
provided college or vocational education for returning World War II veteransas well as 1 yr of unemployment comp.
What were the right-to-work laws?
What does the Fair Deal refer to?
President Harry Truman wanted health insurance for every American, an increase in the minimum wage, and equal rights for all Americans.
What was the main idea of Galbraith's "The Affluent Society"?
secures the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union.
What did corporations expect from their employees?
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What was the reason many Americans moved to the suburbs?
Americans wanted to get away from crimes so they moved to the suburbs. And a lot of blacks couldn't afford the suburbs.
What happend to women's roles in the 1950s?
During the 1950's, women discovered they could work in men's jobs, could earn a good salary, and could do what men did.
What were the accomplishments of Jonas Salk?
He developed the Polio Vaccine. founded the Jonas Salk Institute for Biological Studies, an innovative center for medical and scientific research.
What happned to radio in the 1950s?
There were over 100 on AM and FM Frequencies. Radio stations around in the 1950s
Which part of the entertainment industy did African Americans have most success?
African American culture influenced the entertainment industry of the 1950s mainly with new music such as jazz and easy listening music
What was Micheal Harrington's main concern in his book "The Other America"?
He criticized our hiding of the 'Other America'- meaning the poverty in our nation.
What was the purpose of the urban renewal programs?
was for America to increase federal aid to education, urban renewal, and government-provided medical care.
What did the Bracero program accomplish?
provided opportunities for more than 4 million Mexican farm laborers to work the fields in America.
What was the termination policy?
means employees who are discharged for poor performance will receive separation pay as outlined herein.
to express a formal disapproval of an action.
the ideological and often confrontational conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union between 1946 and 1990.
not openly shown or engaged in.
practice of limiting work output in order to create more jobs.
the right or license to market a company's goods or services in an area, such as a store of a chain operation.
a cultural separation between parents and their children.
the political and military barrier that isolated Soviet-controlled countries of Eastern Europe after World War II.
lying when one has sworn under oath to tell the truth.
a level of personal or family income below which one is classified as poor by the federal government.
a systematic attempt to overthrow a government by using persons working secretly from within.