Metaphor articulated by Eisenhower, referring to unstable nations asdominoes, with the United States being obligated to prevent the dominoes from“falling”, which would begin a process of Communist world domination
American project during World War II designed to harness the power ofthe atom and create an atom bomb.
FederalAct passed in 1862 that awarded 160 acres to settlers who occupied the land forfive years
Theory that states that tax cuts would produce new investment which would, in turn, generate an increase in federal revenues; these revenues would eventually “trickle down” it the lower classes in the form of more jobs.
SUPPLY SIDE ECONOMICS
Complete expulsion of an entire ethnic population from a particular area.
Pact that cemented an alliance of Western nations; prompted by the Berlin Crisis.
The 1964 massacre for over two hundred Cheyenne by Colorado militiamen during the ‘Indian Wars”.
SAND CREEK MASSACRE
Organization, founded in 1820, dedicated to fighting infringements on civil liberties, including free speech.
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)
Facilitating the economic and political maturation of developing nations; political strategy employed by President Kennedy.
Legislation outlawing all discrimination in public facilities based on color, religion, sex, and national origin, and establishing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate violation of the law in employment.
CIVIL RIGHTS ACT of 1964
Program meant to ensure that a certain percentage on company’s employees are minorities or that a certain percentages of government contracts are given to minority-owned business.
Right-wing Nicaraguan guerilla group during the 1980s.
Mechanized belt that moved a product down a line where each worker performed a single small task, over and over again, until the product was completed.
Legislation passed in 1919 which laid down strict punishments for violating the Eighteenth Amendment.
Supreme Court decision of 1973 which struck down laws in forty-six states that a limited a woman’s access to safe, legal abortion.
ROE v. WADE
Crowded factory in an urban setting often one where workers are exploited.
a device by which petitioning citizen can, with a majority vote, dismiss state officers, governors, and judges who are deemed to violate the popular interest.
state and local laws, usually passed in southern states that mandated racial segregation in public facilities including schools, restaurants, and rail cars.
JIM CROW LAWS
Post civil war laws specifically written to govern the behavior of African Americans; modeled on the slave codes that existed before the civil war.
Famous 1925 court case that resolved around astate law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in Tennessee schools; JohnScopes, a young teacher,