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Battle of dien bien phu
1954-battle where the french got slaughtered. they pulled out of vietnam
Ho Chi Mihn
leader of communist north korea. he was the leader of viet mihn (korean army)
Results of Dien bein phu
vietnam was divided in half-france threatened to drop out of NATO. US steps into vietnam to help france
John foster dulles
secrety of state-wanted to push USSR to the brink of war
SEATO
south east asian treaty-US, GB, AUSTRIA, FRANCE, NEW ZEALAND, PAKISTAN, PHILIPEANS, THAILAND
Brown vs board of ed
"seperate but equal is not fair"-overturned Plessy vs ferguson
METO
middle eastern treaty organization
Thurgood marshall
argued brown vs board-he was the first african american supreme court justice
Little rock
national guard escorts black students into first integration of schools
Southern manifesto
100 southern state senators signed this-it said we will not allow integration in the south
Montgomery bus boycott
rosa parks starts the boycott of a bus company-martin luther king comes to help her
U-2
spy plane that got shot down over USSR-eisenhower denies it-cold war tension gets worse
Soviets launch Sputnik
unmanned satelite-US starts NASA
Operation paperclip
we bring german scientists to our counrty to help us with space exploration
National defense education act
we wanted teachers to produce kids that excelled in science and math
Eisenhower
he was for private business-wanted to reduce the size of the government
Senator McCarthy
he was exposed by tv-no one liked him because he was brutal
Earl warren
head justice of supreme court during brown vs board of education
Suez Canal
who ever controlls this canal controlls a lot of oil-egypt was fighting England for control. US and USSR go to the UN and ask for fighting to stop-fighting stops
Adlei stevenson
candidate for democrats-lost to eisenhower
nikita kruschev
took over USSR after stalin
Truman, eisenhower
was president when korean war started-eisenhower was president when it ended
Palestinians
they are arabs and didnt like that Isreal was being made on their holy land
Betty freedman
wrote feminan mystique
Our gifts to the french
While they were in vietnam the US provided 80% of the wars finances