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Declaration of Independence
A declaration of independence is a proclamation of the Independence of an aspiritng state or states.
Truman Doctrine
A U.S foreign policy designed to contain communism by stoppint it's spread to Greece and Turkey. President Harry S. Truman proclaimed the Doctrine on March 12, 1947.
equal money, communism
Marshall Plan
The primary plan of the U.S for rebuilding the allied countries of Europle and repelling communism after World War II. Named for U.S Secretary of State George Marshall.
communism
Immigration Act (1924)
Also known as the National Origins Act or the Johnson-Reed Act. A US Federal Law that limited the number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the US in 1880.
Mao Zedong
A chinese marxist military and political leader who led the Chinese Communist Party to victory against the Kuomintang in the Chineses Civil War.
National Security Strategy(2002)
A document prepared periodically by the executive branch of the government of the U.S for congress which outlines the major national security concerns of the US and how the administration plans to deal with them.
Military-industrial complex
Refers to a close and symbiotic relationship between a nation's armed forces, its arms industry, and associated political and commercial interests.
Berlin Wall
Initially constructed starting on August 13,1961 and dismanteled in the weeks following Nov.9,1989. The most prominent party of the GDR border system. Long separation barrier between West Berlin and East Germany.
Scopes Trial
Often called the "Scopes Monkey Trial." Tennessee legal case involving the teaching of evolution in public schools.
monkey
Mutually Assured Desctruction
A doctrine of military strategy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by one of two opposing sides would effectively result in the desctruction of both the attacker and the defender
Iran-Contra
One of the largest political scandals in the United States during the 1980s.
Brown v Board of Education (1954)
A landmark decision of the United state Surpreme Court which explicitly outlawed racial segregation of public education facilities ruling so on the grounds that the doctrine "separate but equal" public education could never truly provide black Americans with facilities of the same standards available to whites.
Tet
A series of operational offensives during the Vietnam War. A tactical defeat for the viet cong and the north vietnamese army, widely seen as the turning point of the war that led to the eventual withdrawl of american forces.
Social Security
A field of social welfare concerned with social protection, or protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment, families with children and others.
Tennessee Valley Authority
A federally owned corporation in the United States that was created in 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee River valley.
Gulf War (1991)
A conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of apporximately 30 nations led by the US and mandated by the United Nations in order to liberate Kuwait.
March on Washington (1963)
A large political rally that took place in washington D.C on August 28,1963.
Civil Rights Act (1964)
Landmark lesgislation in the United States that out lawed, under certain circumstances, diuscrimination based on trace, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Hart-Cellar Act (1965)
Abolished the national-origin quotas that had been in place in the United States since the Immigration Act of 1924. Proposed by Emanuel Celler.
Chicago Freedom Movement
The most ambitious civil rights campaign in the North (1965-1967). It represented the alliance of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference(SCLC) and the coordinating council of Community Organizations (CCCO). Ended Slums in the city. Organized Tenants
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
A 1964 resolution of the US Congress. Gave US President Lyndon B. Johnson approval, without a formal declaration of war.
Cesar Chavez
An American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who cofounnded the National farm workers association. Greatest Mexican-American civil rights leader.
My Lai
A massacre committed by Us soldiers on hundreds of unarmed Viuetnamese Civilians, mostly women and childred in 1968 in the hamlet of My Lai during the Vietnam war. Prompted widespread outrage and reduced American support at home for the war in vietnam.