Cold War/Vietnam

  • House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)

    An investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives
  • Containment policy

    A United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad.
  • Rock n’ Roll

    Genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States.
  • G.I. Bill (Servicemen’s Readjustment Act 1944)

    Provided veterans of the Second World War funds for college education, unemployment insurance, and housing
  • Iron Curtain

    The name for the boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas
  • Baby Boom generation

    Used to identify a massive increase in births following World War II
  • Truman Doctrine

    American foreign policy whose stated purpose was to counter Soviet geopolitical expansion during the Cold War.
  • Berlin Airlift

    One of the first major international crises of the Cold War.
  • Marshall Plan

    A American initiative to aid Western Europe
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

    An intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European countries
  • Korean War

    On June 1950 the Korean war began and the North pushed the South further down. On July the US had entered the war against North Korea. Together the US and South Korea pushed the North towards China. The war finally ended in July 1953.
  • McCarthyism

    The practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.
  • Domino Theory

    The theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries.
  • 1950s prosperity

    The economy overall grew by 37%
  • Beatniks

    A media stereotype prevalent
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    34th U.S. President, also was a five-star general in the United States Army.
  • Jonas Salk

    He developed the first successful polio vaccines.
  • Ray Kroc

    American Businessman, Turned mcdonalds into a nationwide fast food chain.
  • Interstate Highway Act

    The law authorized the construction of a 41,000-mile network of interstate highways that would span the nation.
  • Space race

    competition between the Soviet Union and the United States, for dominance in spaceflight capability
  • Bay of pigs

    A failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    A 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union
  • John F. Kennedy

    35th U.S. President, Assassination in November 1963.
  • Betty Friedan

    A leading figure in the women's movement in the United States
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    International confrontation that led to the United States engaging more directly in the Vietnam War
  • Great Society

    A domestic program in the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson that instituted federally sponsored social welfare programs.
  • Tet Offensive 1968

    Largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War
  • Vietnamization

    The US policy of withdrawing its troops and transferring the responsibility and direction of the war effort to the government of South Vietnam
  • War Powers Act

    A federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress.
  • Richard Nixon

    Remembered as the only president ever to resign from office.
  • Vietnam War

    A conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia