War of ideologies between the U.S and U.S.S.R that started the end of WW2 and lasted until the USSR broke up in 1991.
Nations controlled by the USSR during the Cold War.
U.S policy during the Cold War to stop the spread of Communism.
U.S pan during the Cold War to provide money and troops to help countries fearing a Communist takeover. Greece and Turkey first two to apply.
U.S plan during the Cold War to give money to war torn countries to rebuild so they wouln't go to the USSR for help.
Peacetime military alliance set up during the Cold War to protect the world from Communism.
War fought in the 1950's when Communist North Korea attacked Democratic South Korea that ended in a stalemate at the 38th parallel.
General put over the UN forced in Korea in the 1950's that wanted to attack China for their support of N. Korea. Fired for trash talking Truman.
Accusing someone of being a Communist in the 1950's without any evidence.
Committee set up to investigate communist propaganda being put in to the movie industry in the 1950's.
First unmanned satellite sent in to space. Sent by the USSR in 1957.
American space agency set up in the 1950's.
bomb that is 67 times more powerful than an atomic bomb. First tested in the 1950's.
Couple caught and executed for selling the secret on how to make the atomic bomb to the USSR in the 1950's.
Bill which gave returning vets a free college education and a government loan to buy a house. Set up after WW2.
Soviet Spy that was caught giving secrets to the USSR in the 1950's. Too much time had passed so he went to jail for perjury.
generation of babies born after WW2 up until the early 1960's.
Hippies of the 1950's.
Rosa Parks/Bus Boycott
Black woman who refused to give her seat to a white passenger on a bus. She was arrested and the black population responded by refusing to ride public transportation until it was desegregated in 1956.
Brown vs. Board of Education
1950's Supreme Court case that desegregated public schools. Overturned Plessy v. Ferguson.
1950's singer that made rock n roll so popular with white kids.
Eisenhower policy to threaten to use every weapon we have, including nukes, to stop the spread of Communism.
Gary Francis Powers was caught spying over the USSR in 1960. It increased tensions between the US and USSR.
Communist leader that took control of Cuba and created an alliance with the USSR in the late 1950's.
JFK's plan to give medicare to the elderly, help education, rebuild inner cities, bolster our defenses and increase our space program in the early 1960's.
Lee Harvey Oswald
man who shot JFK in 1963.
Chief justice of the Supreme Court that was responsible for giving many rights to the accused like right to an attorney, right to not being questioned without attorney present, Miranda rights ect...1960's and 70's.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights leader that advocated civil disobedience. Assassinated in 1968. Gave famous "I have a dream" speech.
College kids that rode buses throughout the South in the 1960's challenging segregation.
1964 project to register black voters in the South.
Little Rock Ark./Central High
9 black students attended all white Central High. Governor tried to stop the integration. Eisenhower called in the National Guard as escorts in 1957.
March on Washington
March led by MLK jr. in support of Kennedy's 1963 Civil Rights bill that would have granted minorities equal access to public accommodations.
City in Alabama that boasts it was the most segregated city in the U.S. in the 1960's.
Governor of Alabama who was an open racist that ran for president in 1968. He called for a return to segregation.
James Meredith and Ole Miss
First black student to integrate Ole Miss. JFK had to send the National Guard to escort him in early 1960's.
MLK jr. civil rights group that used civil disobedience in the 1950's and 60's to achieve desegregation.
College civil rights group that used civil disobedience to achieve desegregation.
started by James Farmer during WW2 to fight discrimination in northern cities.
Sit Ins-Greensboro, NC
Black civil rights workers would sit at lunch counters and refuse to leave until arrested or served. First one occurred in Greensboro, NC in 1960.
Nation of Islam
Known as Black Muslims. Felt that blacks should separate from white society. Malcolm X was U.S leader until assassinated in 1965.
1960's civil rights activist that was a Black Muslim. Believed in confronting the issue and not turning the other cheek until he prayed side by side with a white guy. Then ballots before bullets.
1960's civil rights slogan that means black people should rely on blacks only. They should rise up and take their rights.
Giving special consideration to previously disadvantaged groups. Started up during the civil rights movement.
Organization started by JFK in the early 60's that sent American volunteers to 3rd world countries to help out thus making America look favorable in their eyes.
Bay of Pigs
Location of an unsuccessful US invasion on Cuba. They were attempting to overthrow Castro during JFK's time.
Cuban Missile Crisis
JFK told USSR that they needed to disarm Cuba and turn boats full of nukes back to Russia or we would nuke them. There was a standoff in the ocean for 6 days until USSR turned boat around.
Young boy killed by white racists for whistling at a white lady in Mississippi in 1955. Southern actions angered northerners.
Presidential candidate in 1968 that was a shoe in for president until he was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan for his stance on Israel.