US History Chapter 12 Vocabulary

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What is the term for: and independent nation under the control of a more powerful nation?
 
Satellite State
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What is the term for: a world-wide rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union?
 
Cold War
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What is the term for: a term coined by Winston Churchill to describe the border between the...
 
iron curtain
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What is the term for: President Truman's promise to help nations struggling against communist...
 
Truman Doctrine
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What is the term for: policy of keeping communism contained within it's existing borders?
 
containment
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What is the term for: an economic and foreign policy that offered aid to Western European countries...
 
the Marshall Plan
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What is the term for: a program in which U.S. and British pilots flew supplies to West Berlin...
 
Berlin airlift
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What is the term for: military alliance formed to counter Soviet expanison?
 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
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What is the term for: military alliance of the Soviet Union and its satellite states?
 
Warsaw Pact
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An American diplomat and a leading authority on the Soviet Union
 
George F. Kennan
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He was the Nationalist leader during the Chinese Civil War. Backed by the United States.
 
Jiang Jieshi
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He was the Communist leader during the Chinese Civil War. Backed by the Soviet Union.
 
Mao Zedong
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The dividing line of North and South Korea.
 
38th Parallel
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World War II hero who helped the US come to victory during the Korean War
 
Douglas MacArthur
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What is the term for: war fought to achieve only specific goals?
 
Limited War
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What is the term for: a Defensive alliance aimed at preventing communist aggression in Asia?
 
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)
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What is the term for: a contest in which nations compete to build more powerful weapons?
 
Arms Race
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What is the term for: a policy in which the United States and the Soviet Union hoped to deter...
 
Mutually Assured Destruction
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He was an experienced diplomat who had helped organize the United Nations after World War II
 
John Foster Dulles
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What is the term for: a policy of threatening to use massive force in responce to aggression?
 
Massive Retailiation
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What is the term for: a belief that only by going to the brink of war could the United States...
 
Brinkmanship
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He was the new head of the Soviet Union after Stalin died on March 5, 1953.
 
Nikita Khrushchev
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What is the term for: to place a resource under government control?
 
Nationalize
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What is the term for: and attempt by France and Great Britain to seize control of the Suez...
 
Suez Crisis
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What is the term for: policy of President Eisenhower that stated that the United States would...
 
Eisenhower Doctrine
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What is the term for: U.S. intellignece gathering organization?
 
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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What is the term for: government agency that coordinates US efforts in space?
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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What is the term for: fear that Communists were working to destroy the American way of life?
 
The Red Scare
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What is the term for: a law that made it unlawful to teach or advocate the violent overthrow...
 
Smith Act
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What is the term for: congressional committee that investigated possible subversive activities...
 
House Un-American Activites Committee (HUAC)
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What is the term for: group of movie writers, directors, and producers who refused to answer...
 
Hollywood Ten
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What is the term for: a list of persons who were not hired because of suspected communist ties?
 
blacklist
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He was a government agent involved in long trial
 
Alger Hiss
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What is the term for: a poor couple in NYC who were convicted to death for giving Atomic Bomb...
 
Julien and Ethel Rosenberg
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He was a senator from WI who claimed to have a list of over 250 people in the government who...
 
Joseph R. McCarthy
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What is the term for: negative catchword for extreme, reckless charges of disloyalty
 
McCarthyism


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