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Baby Boom
When birth Rate is high
Sirhan Sirhan
Assasin of Robert Kenedy
11-23-63
Kennedy became the fourth president to be assassinated and the eighth to die in office.

Died: 11/22/1963
GNP
Gross National Product
Dwight Eisenhower
REP PRES
Impeachment
Bring Charges against
U2 Incident
Soviet downing of an American U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft over Soviet territory
Abdicate
Give up power
Nixon
Pres; Watergate
Genocide
Complete Killing of an entire race
Peace Corps
Young people sent to developing countries to do volenteer work
Ho Chi Minh
president of North Vietnam
Fidel Castro
Communist leader of Cuba
Panmunjon
Peace talks in Korea
Mass Production
Making a lot of one item
Napalm
used in bombs and flame throwers
Pension
Money recevied after retireing
Harry Truman
Pres
Doves
Against War in Vietnam
Gen William Westmoreland
Commandar of American Troops in South Vietnam
HAWKS
For war in Vietnam
GI Bill
Congressional bills enacted to provide funds for college educations, home-buying loans, and other benefits for armed-services veterans.
Incubment
Holding an Appointed Postion
William Calley
Murdered during My Lai Massacre
Montgaomery Alabama
Rosa Parks....resulted in Montogomery Bus Boycott
Nelson Rockefeller
Vice President of the United States.
Rationing
allotment of scarce supplies, usually by governmental decree, to provide equitable distribution.
Attrition
a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength
NAACP
National Asso. for the Advancement of Colored People
Lee Harvey Oswald
Suspected killer of JFK
Marshall Plan
plan for aiding the European nations in economic recovery after World War II
17th Parallel
Divided Vietnam
Saigon
Capitol of North Vietnam
Watergate
Office building/Hotel; buglary, dem headquarters, Nixon declined
38th Parallel
Divided Korea
New Deal
FDR's program to end depression
Iron Curtian
such a barrier between the Soviet Union and its allies and other countries.
Appeasement
Make peace with
My Lai Massacre
a massacre of Vietnamese civilians by U.S. soldiers
Bay of Pigs
bay of the Caribbean Sea in SW Cuba: site of attempted invasion of Cuba by anti-Castro forces April 1961
Satellites
Country run by outside power
Speakeasies
illegal bars during prohibition
FDR
Dem Pres
Yellow Journalism
concentrating on sensational and lurid news;
Tabliod, Enquirer
Depression
time of High Unemployment and Low Spending
Drought
Time w/out water
Truman Doctrine
provide military and economic aid to Greece and Turkey and, by extension, to any country threatened by Communism
Dienbienphu
Last great battle between the French and the Viet Minh forces of Ho Chi Minh
Nationalism
Partiotism and Loyalty for one's country
League of Nations
international organization, established by the peace treaties that ended World War I.
Al Capone
Famous Gangster(taxes)
Agent Orange
powerful herbicide and defoliant containing trace amounts of dioxin, a toxic impurity suspected of causing serious health problems in Vietnam
Fireside Chats
FDR addressing people of the state of the country
June 6, 1944
D-Day(NORMANDY)
Detente
a relaxing of tension
Illiteracy Rate
# of people who can't read
Joesph McCarthy
technical assistant for military intelligence during World War II
Prohibition
Ban of Alcohol
FDIC
Insurance on money in a bank up to a certian amount
Gerald Ford
republican pres. 74-77 not elected VP or Pres.
John Glenn
First American to Orbit the Earth
James Meredith
the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi
KDKA
First Radio Station, ever
Herbert Hoover
Pres, Beggining of Depression
JFK
President, Murdered 63'
Ultimatum
choice;final, definitive terms submitted by one disputant nation to the other for immediate acceptance or rejection
4-4-68
Day King was murdered
Domino Theory
Saying if one country turns communist the surrounding countrys will too
Reparations
Payments for war damages
John Dean
Nixon's Lawyer for 1000 days in Watergate
Korea
Korean War
Kamikaze
Japanese Suicide Pilot
Gulf of Tonkin
North Vietnamese gunboats against U.S. naval forces stationed in the gulf led to increased U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Pres
Armistice
Temp peace treaty
Propaganda
Presuading to belive something
Wall Street
Where stock exchange is located
Isolationism
Staying away from other country's affairs
Operation Overlord
Vietcong
Communist force in S. Vietman
Belligerent
Warring Country
Brown VS Topeka
case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. Linda Brown was denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka because she was black.
Archibald cox
Justice Department's special prosecutor in the Watergate scandals
DEC. 7, 1947
Peral Harbor
Cuban Missile Crisis
major cold war confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union