COLD WAR28 cards

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Containment

when America tried to keep other countries from spreading communism so they kept the people inside of their country

2

Truman Doctrine

Truman asked for a lot of money for economic and military aid for Greece and Turkey and many other countries; wanted this to keep the Soviet from spreading and reduced communist takeover

3

Marshall Plan

gave money to European countries that needed it for post war re-building; countries were more likely to become communist if they have much poverty; raised the economy of many countries; western Europe started to flourish; communist party lost appeal

4

Korean War

when North Korea invaded South Korea; the U.N. stepped up and fought them off; U.S. was afraid of Domino Theory that if one country became communist then more would; in the end nuclear war was avoided and North Korea was stopped from taking over South Korea

5

NATO

- North Atlantic Treaty Organization; when many countries joined the U.S. and Canada to form a military alliance; if one country was in war the others would join

6

GI Bill Of Rights

- promised everyone that fought in the Cold War that they would receive a free college tuition and get a low interest home loan; there were more business men because people went to college

7

Bay of Pigs-

trained Cubans in U.S into an army and start a revolution; build missile area in Miami; boats were being sent to US by Cuba and US wanted to blockade them

8

Cuban Missile Crisis

Soviet created a missile base in Cuba; Castro leads a communist revolution; President Kennedy worked out an agreement with Russia

9

Tet Offensive

North Vietnam push America back during the war and have a victory; was on the day of Tet even though there was an agreement made on both sides not to fight on holidays

10

Levittown-

the new suburbs made because of the GI Bill of Rights

11

Planned Obsolescence-

planning for products to become obsolete to have people buy the newer product; makes sure product will wear out; kept from post war recession

12

Moon Landing-

was about sending the people to the moon before other countries; led to school funding; Kennedy’s goals led to inventions; when Sputnik was sent into space

13

Baby Boom-

time period after the WWII when many women started to have babies; leads to more families

14

Interstate Highway Act-

highways are made because of multiple suburbs being made; this allowed people to work further away from their homes; more cars in families and more tourism; also trucks were made to move goods

15

Ho Chi Minh Trail-

Where Americans brought goods and supplies in; Nixon bombed here w/o telling anyone but the military; also used to transport goods from North Vietnam to the Vietcong in S.Vietnam

16

Beat Movement-

a social and artistic movement of the 1950s stressing unrestrained literary self-expression and nonconformity with the mainstream culture

17

Elvis Presley-

first to bring black music into white homes; first big tv singer; leads to change in music types such as Rock n’ Roll

18

Sputnik-

the first satellite and proved powerful rockets for Soviet Union which increased bomb fears

19

Hydrogen Bomb

100x more powerful than the atomic bomb; developed by the US; made war not feasible from the fear of nuclear war; both sides (US and Russia) had 12,000 bombs

20

Brinkmanship-

a country would always be on the brink of war

21

Rosenbergs-

communist citizens of the US that gave the secret to making the hydrogen bomb to Russia

22

Joseph McCarthy

a senator that started to accuse people of communism and never had any evidence; was later exposed by a newsman

23

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

-led to the Vietnam War; 3 N. Vietnam Navy torpedo boats attacked a U.S. destroyer; the 2nd incident led to the resolution of the U.S. being able to open warfare on N. Vietnam

24

Resistance to the Draft-

college students could differ drafting until they got out of college meaning that more blacks and poor would be fighting in the war

25

Soviet- Afghan War

involved the Soviet government in Afghan; Maghadem supported U.S. helped to stop the Soviets; Writ of Aid was made to stop soviet; Soviet starts to crash

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Berlin Airlift-

when Stalin placed a blockade on the only road leading to West Berlin the airlift was made to send food and supplies; when Stalin removes it he stated there never was an airlift; This leads to NATO which leads to Warsow

27

Withdrawal from Vietnam-

- we withdrawal with a treaty of North Vietnam to never invade South Vietnam but months later they still attack; lasted for 16 years

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Hollywood Ten-

when actors/dirctors wouldn’t give the names of communist; were jailed & blacklisted