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The Cold War

A new kind of war began after 1945, involving two "superpowers" ( United States & Soviet Union )

World War I

The war fought mainly in Europe and the Middle East, between the central powers and the allies, beginning in July 1914 and ending in November 1918

World War II

War broke out in Europe in 1939 when the leader of Germany, Adolf Hitler, tried to take over other countries in Europe. This war eventually involved more than 50 countries

The Industrial Revolution

Refers to a time of new inventions and new ways of making products. During this time, new industries, or businesses, caused such dramatic changes that together they are called a "revolution"

The Great Depression

The economic crisis and period of low business activity in the U.S. and other countries, roughly beginning with the stock market crash in 1929.

The Civil Rights Movement

Movement in the U.S. beginning in the 1960's and led primarily by African Americans in an effort to establish the civil rights of black citizens


The separation of people, especially by race

Nuclear Weapon

Weapons that released large amounts of energy and deadly radiation.


a long, narrow excavation in the ground, the earth from which is thrown up in front to serve as a shelter from enemy fire or attack


a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a single political party