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US History Vocab
Franklin D. Roosevelt
the president who initiated the New Deal and remained in office through the depression and WWII
elected President in 1980 amid the continued recession. He called for a return to conservative American values.
President Eisenhower's vice president. He later became President in 1968 and was the only president to resign from office following the Watergate Scandal.
John F. Kennedy
(JFK) elected President in 1960, challenged the US to land on the moon before the end of the decade, was assassinated in 1963
the front-runner to gaiin the nomination of the Democratic Party was assassinated in 1968
Martin Luther King Jr.
(MLK) this minister in Montegomery took up Rosa Parks' cause and organized a boycott of the city busses. This made him the voice of the cicil rights movement.
a black civil rights leader who believed the MLK was too nice. X taught that blacks were better than whites and should demand civil rights by foce.
Senator who Led McCarthyism... implemented through HUAC, it was the belief that communists infiltrated the highest level of US government.
The US general who was the Allied commander of forces in the Pacific during WWII
the leader of the USSR after Stalin died
(LBJ) succeeded JFK after the assassination in 1963
John Maynard Keynes
The proponent of "Keynesian" or "pump-priming" economics that became the foundation of the New Deal
US president when the Depression began in 1929
FDR's program to get the US out of the Great Depression
group of WWI veterans who marched on Washington in 1932 asking to receive their pension bonus early
Cicilian Conservation Corps was created to provide unskilled government jobs planting trees and building trails, etc.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation created to protect individual bank accounts
Trickle Down Theory
Giving tax breaks to the rich and businesses will help the poor by helping the economy as a whole.
Used by Hoover, people should be able to help themselves without the government's help
Resident or native of Oklahoma
(October 29, 1929): the largest percentage drop in the stock market in US history and the official beginning of the Great Depression.
Repealed the 18th amendment (prohibition.)
The homeless used newspapers as Blankets... the term was coined during Hoover's presidency.
A program to provide old age pensions so individual could retire and open jobs for younger people
Like Iron Curtain but in Korea
this program provided economic aid to Europe after WWII in anattempt to rebuild Europe and preven the spread of communism.
this is the dividing line between communist North Korea and non-communist South Korea
this organization of most of the world's nations attempts to maintain world peace.
the House Un-American activities Committee investigated Americans during the Red Scare of the 1950s
When Stalin closed this German city in attempt to expand communism, the US and its allies provided critical supplies by air until Stalin backed down.
the first artificial satellite launched into orbit. This was done by the USSR
Brown vs. Board of Education
this 1954 Supreme Court decision said school in the US could not be segregated.
Used to justify American's involvement around the world. If one country turned communist all of the countries surrounding it would to.
this nation was created in 1948 from the nation of Palestine
Set of domestic programs announced and promoted by Lyndon B. Johnson. two main goals were racial injustice and elimination of poverty.
volunteer program run by the United States government. 3 main goals: provide technical assistance, help people outside the US understand US culture, and helping US citizens understand other cultures.
Bay of Pigs
Unsuccessful military invasion of Cuba
Freedom Trash Cans
Trash cans where women through away things that represented society's objectification of women... such as girdles, curling irons, etc.
National Organization for Women
Assassination of Martin Luther Kind, Jr. and Robert Kennedy
War on Poverty
introduced by Lyndon B. Johnson to do something about the poverty rate.
Strategic Defense Initiative
Proposed by Ronald Reagan to use space and ground-based systems to protect the US from attack by strategic nuclear missiles.