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1

1950's (TV, economy, family life)

Idk

2

Containment

The policy or process of preventing the expansion of a hostile power

3

Do nothing congress

Truman didn't mention he passed the Truman Doctrine to aid Greece and Turkey

4

Douglas MacAurthur and conflict with Truman

Idk

5

Events leading to the Berlin Airlift

Berlin Wall, didn't let people cross the border, starved (east?) Berlin

6

Fair Deal

Congress didn't fully embrace Truman's fair deal
Brought up minimum wage and constructed low-income housing but refused to pass national heath insurance

7

GI Bill

Boosted economy and helped veterans get jobs and housing

8

How Korean War began

At the end of WWII the Soviets controlled North Korea while US backed South Korea. Both wanted full control over Korea. Split at the 38th parallel. North Korea and the Soviets attacked South Korea and crossed the border.

9

Iron curtain

The political and military barrier that isolated Soviet-controlled countries of Eastern Europe after WWII

10

Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism

Wanted to uncover the Soviet spies in the government.
His tactic of damaging reputations with vague and unfounded charges

11

Levittown

One of the earliest odnthe mass-produced suburbs

12

Potsdam conference

Stalin and Truman met at Potsdam near Berlin to work out a deal on Germany

13

Reasons for forming NATO

Mutual defense alliance
Members agreed to come to the aid of any member that was attacked