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
What is the term for: a world-wide rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union?
 
Cold War
What is the term for: a term coined by Winston Churchill to describe the border between the Soviet satellite states and Western Europe?
 
iron curtain
What is the term for: President Truman's promise to help nations struggling against communist movements?
 
Truman Doctrine
What is the term for: policy of keeping communism contained within it's existing borders?
 
containment
What is the term for: an economic and foreign policy that offered aid to Western European countries after World War II?
 
the Marshall Plan
What is the term for: a program in which U.S. and British pilots flew supplies to West Berlin during a Soviet blockade?
 
Berlin airlift
What is the term for: military alliance formed to counter Soviet expanison?
 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
What is the term for: military alliance of the Soviet Union and its satellite states?
 
Warsaw Pact
An American diplomat and a leading authority on the Soviet Union
 
George F. Kennan
He was the Nationalist leader during the Chinese Civil War. Backed by the United States.
 
Jiang Jieshi
He was the Communist leader during the Chinese Civil War. Backed by the Soviet Union.
 
Mao Zedong
The dividing line of North and South Korea.
 
38th Parallel
World War II hero who helped the US come to victory during the Korean War
 
Douglas MacArthur
What is the term for: war fought to achieve only specific goals?
 
Limited War
What is the term for: a Defensive alliance aimed at preventing communist aggression in Asia?
 
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)
What is the term for: a contest in which nations compete to build more powerful weapons?
 
Arms Race
What is the term for: a policy in which the United States and the Soviet Union hoped to deter nuclear way by building up enough weapons to destroy one another?
 
Mutually Assured Destruction
He was an experienced diplomat who had helped organize the United Nations after World War II
 
John Foster Dulles
What is the term for: a policy of threatening to use massive force in responce to aggression?
 
Massive Retailiation
What is the term for: a belief that only by going to the brink of war could the United States protect against Communiest aggression?
 
Brinkmanship
He was the new head of the Soviet Union after Stalin died on March 5, 1953.
 
Nikita Khrushchev
What is the term for: to place a resource under government control?
 
Nationalize
What is the term for: and attempt by France and Great Britain to seize control of the Suez Canal in 1956?
 
Suez Crisis
What is the term for: policy of President Eisenhower that stated that the United States would use force to help any nation threatened by communism?
 
Eisenhower Doctrine
What is the term for: U.S. intellignece gathering organization?
 
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
What is the term for: government agency that coordinates US efforts in space?
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
What is the term for: fear that Communists were working to destroy the American way of life?
 
The Red Scare
What is the term for: a law that made it unlawful to teach or advocate the violent overthrow of the United States government?
 
Smith Act
What is the term for: congressional committee that investigated possible subversive activities within the United States?
 
House Un-American Activites Committee (HUAC)
What is the term for: group of movie writers, directors, and producers who refused to answer HUAC questions about alleged communist ties?
 
Hollywood Ten
What is the term for: a list of persons who were not hired because of suspected communist ties?
 
blacklist
He was a government agent involved in long trial
 
Alger Hiss
What is the term for: a poor couple in NYC who were convicted to death for giving Atomic Bomb information to Russian Agents?
 
Julien and Ethel Rosenberg
He was a senator from WI who claimed to have a list of over 250 people in the government who were Communist.
 
Joseph R. McCarthy
What is the term for: negative catchword for extreme, reckless charges of disloyalty
 
McCarthyism

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