Key terms

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  • Jonas Salk

    An American researcher and virologist.
  • HUAC

    an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives originally created in 1938
  • War Powers Act

    also known as the First War Powers Act, was an American emergency law that increased Federal power during World War II.
  • Containment Policy

    Containment was a United States policy to prevent the spread of communism abroad.
  • Truman Doctrine

    with the Truman Doctrine, President Harry S. Truman established that the United States would provide political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces.
  • Cold War

    as a state of political and military tension between powers in the Western Bloc and powers in the Eastern Bloc
  • Marshall Plan

    was an American initiative to aid Europe in which the United States gave $13 billion in economic support
  • Mao Zedong

    Foudning father of the Peoples repbulic of China, he was also a Chinese Communist revolutionary.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War.
  • Korean War

    was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.
  • Domino Theory

    The domino theory was a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that speculated that if one state in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.
  • The Rosenberg Trail

    Judge Irving R. Kaufman accused of selling nuclear secrets to the Russians.
  • McCarthyism

    The practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.
  • Dwight D Eisenhower

    34th president of the US and also a 5 star general in the US army during ww2
  • Iron Curtain

    On the east side of the Iron Curtain were the countries that were connected to or influenced by the Soviet Union. On either side of the Iron Curtain, states developed their own international economic and military alliances
  • Vietnam War

    Fought between north vietnam, and was supported by the U.S and other anticomunist allies
  • Anti war movement

    Hippies tried to stop the war by protesting , The term could also be refered to passifism.
  • Gary Powers

    An American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident.
  • John F Kennedy

    35th president of the US until his assasination in Dallas in 1961.
  • Cuban Missle Crysis

    was a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the United States and the Soviet Union over Soviet ballistic missiles deployed in Cuba. JFK was the president at this time
  • Lyndon B Johnson

    Often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States, a position he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice President
  • Great Society

    The Great Society was a set of domestic programs in the United States launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964-65. The main goal was the elimination of poverty and racial injustice.
  • Gulf of Tonkin resolution

    Authorizing President Johnson to take measures he thought were necessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia.
  • Tet Offensive

    One of the largest military campaings of the vietnam war and was launched on January 30, 1968
  • Vietnamazation

    Vietnamization was a policy of the Richard Nixon administration during the Vietnam War to end U.S. involvement in the war and expand, equip, and train South Vietnam's forces and assign to them an ever-increasing combat role, at the same time steadily reducing the number of U.S. combat troops
  • Roy Benivedez

    Master Sergeant of the United States Army Special Forces
  • Abbie Hoffman

    Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth Internation…
  • Richard NIxon

    37th president of the US that served from 1996-1974