Flashcards in a divided union: civil rights in the usa, 1945-74 Deck (366)
when was the consitution of the usa produced
a set of basic laws and principles that a country or organization is governed by
the group of people chosen or elected to make laws in the USA
a group of people, states etc
where is rhe US federal gov based
what is the legislative constitution
it makes laws
what does the legislative consist of
house of representatives
what is the executive constitution
carries out laws
what does the executive constitution consist of
what is the judicial consitutuion
what does the judicial constitution consist of
other federal courts
prosecute a person in government for misconduct while in office
amendments (political) definition
changes to a bill or constitution
given formal approval
how many amendments have there been to the US constitution
someone who supports capitalism, an economic and political system in which businesses belong mostly to private owners
someone who supports communism, a political system in which the government controls the production of food and goods and there is no privately owned property
when was the first red scare in the usa
what was feared in the first red scare in the usa
that immigrants from eastern europe would try to take over their government and make the usa communist too.
what happened in the first red scare in the usa
thousands of suspected communists were arrested and some russian immigrants were sent back to russia.
did fear of communism reduce after 1920
yes but not completely.
what was the soviets 'buffer zone'
soviet troops remaining in the liberated countries (after WW2) and set up communist governments, to try and prevent another invasion from the west.
what did the west take from the soviets 'buffer zone'
it looked like the soviet union was trying to take over europe
when did the usa successfully test an atomic bomb
what was the cause in the sudden development of atomic bomb research by stalin in russia
the two atomic bombs dropped on japan by the usa
when did greek communists try to take over their government
what did the us government do in response to the attempted greek communist takeover of their government
sent money to the greek government to remove the communists. the soviet union voiced encouragement to the communists.
in 1947 and 1948 which eastern european countries became communist
ones under soviet influence
what was the truman doctrine
a doctrine promising to help to support any country resisting takeover by other groups or countries (by which they meant communists).