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flexible response
the preparation of more conventional weapons versus atomic weapons. Kennedy felt that U.S, needed both a strong military program and atomic weapons to combat the forces of communism. He reasoned conventional weapons were essential, for atomic weapons were never used.
Silent Spring
The book is widely credited with launching the environmentalism movement in the West.
Pentagon papers
popular term for a 7,000-page top-secret United States government report on the internal planning and policy decisions regarding the Vietnam War within the U.S. government. Kennedy and Nixons terms
Immigration and Naturalization act of 1965
abolished the national-origin quotas that had been in place in the United States since the Immigration Act of 1924.
evil empire
a term used to describe those preferring an aggressive, hard-line stance that favored matching and exceeding the former Soviet Union's strategic and global military capabilities. applied to soviet union
Civil Rights act 1964
was landmark legislation in the United States that outlawed segregation in the US schools and public places
Voting rights act 1965
outlawed the requirement that would-be voters in the United States take literacy tests to qualify to register to vote, and it provided for federal registration of voters in areas that had less than 50% of eligible minority voters registered
affirmative action
promote education or employment
Great society
LBJ's reform. eliminatin of poverty and racial injustive
Yom Kippur War
Syria and Egypt, backed by Russia, led an all out attack on Israel in 1973 on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. This war between the Israelis and their neighboring countries spanned several years. There were frequent bombings and raids amongst the countries for oil.
Fall of Saigon
The Fall of Saigon (in Vietnamese: Sự kiện 30 tháng 4, or April 30 Incident), was the capture of the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon by the Vietnam People's Army (NVA) on April 30, 1975. Those sympathetic to the North Vietnamese hailed the event as the Liberation of Saigon. The event marked the end of the Second Indochinese War and the start of a transition period leading to the formal reunification of Vietnam under Communist rule.
Camp David Accords
a place where the Egyptian leader Anwar el-Sadat and the Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin came together with Jimmy Carter. They discussed certain negotiations and tried to hammer out a framework for a peace treaty for the Middle East. It represented peace and harmony in the modern world.
Afghanistan
Russians invaded afghanistan. we thought it was wrong so we boycotted olympics in Moscow
Watergate
The scandal exposed the connection between the White House and the accused Watergate burglars who had raided the Democrats’ headquarters during the 1972 campaign. The election federal judge, Sirica, refused to accept the claim of those on trial that they had behaved on their own terms.
Stagflation
worsened american economy. prices rose wages remained same
Vietnamization
Nixon's decision to remove troops from Vietnam.
Reaganomics
President Reagan believed that the government should leave the economy alone. He hoped that it would run by itself. It was a return to the laissez faire theory of Adam Smith, yet Reagan expanded his theory by advocating supply-side economics as a method to solve the economic hardships.
Iran Contra Scandal
Us Pair Iran to control communism in so. america
SALT
Strategic Arms Limiations Treaty.