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inperialism
creating an empire
nationalism
strong patriotic feeling for your country
alliance
"team" between countries
propoganda
posters/ads to try to get people to do things
no man's land
land between trenches in WWI barbed wire, mud, holes, corpses
stalemate
nobody can win
U-boats
german submarines
liberty bonds
bonds sold during the war, raised $21 billion to pay for war
convoys
ships protected by destroyers and cruisers
armistace
cease-fire agreement
foreclosed
banks take property for failure to pay back a loan
red scare
US citizens were afraid of a communist party forming in the US
national origins act
passed in 1924, placed quotas on how many people could immigrate from specific countries
KKK
attacked blacks, burned crosses
18th ammendment
prohibition of alchohol
bootlegging
making illigal liquer and selling to speakeasies
speakeasies
secret bars
19th ammendment
allowed women to vote
assembly line
brought products to workers
improvised
made up on the spot
flappers
women in the 20's, rebels, short hair, smoked
dust bowl
drought in the great plains, dust blew over everything burying farms etc
migrant workers
immigrant field workers according to the season
lame duck
president finisheg term after a lost reelection
brain trust
unnofficial group organized by roosevelt
20th ammendment
shortened lame duck period
21st ammendment
repealed prohibition
fireside chats
radio broadcasts from roosevelt
sit-down strike
workers took over factories and sat down refusing to work
welfare state
government takes responsibility for citizends
neutrality
not involved, no allies
totalitarian
one person has complete power
dictator
person with complete power over a country
genocide
deliberate destruction of a race or culture
pacifists
against all wars
blitzkrieg
german for lightning war
atlantic charter
roosevelt and churchill met to discuss war aims of the allies
rationing
citizens are given cards to limit how much of a product is purchased
lend lease act
allowed president to send war materials to allies
operation overlord
d-day, june 6 1945, allies troops took normandy beaches
V-E day
allies had victory in europe, may 8 1945
22nd ammendment
limited president to 2 terms or 10 years
manhattan project
secret production and testing of the atomic bomb
V-J day
allies victory in the pacific, september 2 1945
cold war
uneasy peace marked by constant tension
iron curtain
invisible wall deviding east and west europe
containment
keeping communism from spreading beyond soviet satellites
marshall plan
rebuild european economies weakened from WWII
NATO
north atlantic treaty organization, formed by US., Canada, and 10 european countries
evacuate
get people out of the area
demilitarized zone
no military activity
vietminh
communists of vietnam
peace corps
1961, organized by kennedy, built schools in foreign countries overseas
berlin wall
high, concrete, barbed wire, devided berlin into 2 sections
vietcong
communists of south vietnam
guerilla warfare
fighting by vietnamese, hide and shoot
23rd ammendment
washington DC citizens could vote
24th ammendment
ended poll tax
freedom riders
brave civil rights protesters, against segregation
tonkin gulf resolution
gave president power to prevent further aggression
tet offensive
series of attacks on south vietnam
POW
prisoners of war
MIA
missing in action
island hopping
taking over some japanese islands, leapfrogging other, stronger, islands