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Allied powers in WWII
U.S.,England,France,Russia,
Syria,Lebanon,Palestine,
Egypt
Civil Rights Act (1964)
an act that banned dicrimination in public places, on the job, and at the polls.
Concentration camps were to Poland as ________ were to the Ukraine.
Work camps
Contaiment
the post-World WarII American foreign policy designed to prevent the spread of communism througout the world
I was the U.S. president for most of WWII.
Franklin Roosevelt
Voting Rights Act
a law designed to end rules that souther states used to keep Afican Americans from voting
OPEC
(Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries)organization of major oil-producing nations formed in 1960
Truman Doctrine
President Truman's 1947 promise that the U.S. would defend people from subversion or outside pressure
Who was in charge of Japan's military operations?
General Tojo
NATO
(North Atlantic Treaty Organization)defesive alliance formed in 1949 by the U.S., European nations, and Canada
Watergate
the public exposure of a burglary and its coverup by the Nixon administration that eventually let to Nixon's resignation.
Marshall Plan
a massive American aid program to help European nations recover from World WarII
What is the total amount of undesirables killed by the Germans?
12 million
Warsaw Pact
alliance formed in 1949 by the Soviet Union and nations of eastern Europe
I was the character created by the American government to persuade women to work in factories during the war.
Rosie the Rivter
Four Freedoms
Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
Tet Offensive
the January 1968 surprise attacks by Vietcong forces on cities and towns throughout S.Vietnam
I was the leader of Japan. I forced my country to surrender, becuase my people would never surrender without my lead.
Emperor Hirohito
What was the amount of Jews killed by the Germans?
6 million
I developed the atomic bomb.
John Oppenheimer
CORE
the Congress of Racial Equality
detente
a relaxing of tensions between nations
I was the English leader who made convincing patriotic speeches defending th war and denouncing Hitler.
Winston Churchill
Vietnam War
the conflict in which S. Bietnam, supported by U.S., was defeated by communist N. Vietnam
We signed a nonaggression pact with each other.
Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler
Geneva Accords
the 1954 international agreement that split Vietnam into 2 parts:
North-communist
South-non-communist
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
the resolution passed by Congress that authorized President Johnson to increase American military involovment in Vietnam
I was the name of the mother whose son dropped the atomic bomb on Japan.
Enola Gay
Cuban Missile Crisis
the 1962 confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba.
sunbelt
the sunny states of South and Southwest
What happened at Stalingrad?
The German sodiers were surrounded by Russians and killed
Axix powers in WWII
Germany, Japan, Italy, and
Spain
bicentennial
a 200-yr anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
Who were the major people involved in WWII and what countries were they involved with?
Hitler-Germany
Stalin-Russia
General Tojo-Japan
FDR-U.S.
Moussilini-Italy
Churchill-U.K.
Who was the president who decided to drop the bomb on Japan?
Harry S. Truman
What was the turning point of the war for the Allies?
The Bulge
Great Society
President Johnsons's 1964 program to end poverty and racial injustice
Brown vs Board of Education
the 1954 Suprememe Court decixion that declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional
What is the United Nations?
an international organization founded in 1945 to promote world peace and progress.
Battle of Midway
June 1942, the U.S. Navy defeated the Japanese navy.
I was the fascist dictator of Italy
Benito Mussolini
Where and when did the Allied soldier land on D-Day?
June 6, 1944, 150,00 of them landed in France
What were the name of the places of where the two atomic bombs were dropped?
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Why did Japan invade China?
They needed to more land. They claimed China bombed them first.
Korean War
the cold war conflict in which UN soldiers fought to defend S. Korea from takeover from communist N. Korea, ending in stalemate
Why did Germany invade their neighbors?
Germany lost alot of its land and people to nearby countries. Germany's new leader wanted it back along with the rest of the world.
Japan invaded what probince of China?
Manchuria
McCarthyism
unfairly accusing other of disloyalty and subversion