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Unit Entries

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    Units that I have learned this marking period
  • Prohibition

    -18th Amendment established Prohibition but the Volstead Act (October 28, 1919) clarified the law.
    -18th Amendment: Made the consumption, production, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcohol illegal.
    -Brought age of gangsters and organized crime.
    -Speakeasies became a fashionable and common place.
    -18th Amendment established Prohibition but the Volstead Act clarified the law
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    League of Nations

    (note: years are correct but days may not be)
    -Formed after WWI
    -Promoted international peace and security
    -Failed to prevent WWII
    -Did not include US, but the UN did.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    -Black Tuesday
    -Repercussions: Factories closed, farms went bankrupt, unemployment up to 25%
  • D-Day

    -Flags of our Fathers: book written by James Bradly
    -Iwo Jima: 6 men rose the flag
    -Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Jack Bradley, Harlon Block, Mike Strunk, Rene Gagon
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    -June 1950: Noth Korea captures South Korea's capital, Seoul
    -Sept. 1950: UN forces hold Pusan perimeter
    -Nov. 1950: China enters war to repel UN forces
    -1951: Truman removes MacArthur from his position
    -1952: Eisenhower elected into office
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    Dwight D. Eiesenhower

    -Created Domino Theory
    -Atoms for Peace 1953
    -Interstate Highway Act 1956
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    The Cold War: Cuba

    -Cuba was known as America's Playground
    -Fidel Castro: Leader of Cuba
    -Cuba allied with Soviet Union
    -Cuban invasion force failed: Kennedy did not send Air support
    -Bay of Pigs: Failed invasion of Cuba
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    -Soviet Union launced first manned space vehicle
    -October 1957: Sputnik I
    -Kennedy wrote to Khrushchev regarding race
    -US and USSR cooperated
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    -Separated East and West Berlin
    -Dismantled November 9, 1984: crossing the border is permitted
    -Closed border for 28 years
    -Was successful at decreasing emigration
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    Jimmy Carter

    -Demogratic President
    -Established Department of Energy
    -Pardoned Nixon
    -Human Rights
    -Gave Panama Calal back to Panama
    -Camp David Accords
  • "Evil Empire" Speech

    "Evil Empire" Speech
    -Given by Ronald Regan
    -Regan Doctrine solved "Third Wave of Marxism"
    -Strategic Defense Initiative speech on March 23, 1983
    -Contra Scandal: money from US going to Swiss bank accounts