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1. Teheran Conference

a strategy meeting during WW2 between Stalin, FDR, and Churchill


2. Yalta Conference

Russia Feb. 4-11, 1945 FDR,Churchill, Stalin, decisions regarding the future progress of WW2


3. United Nations

An international organization formed in 1945 to increase political and economic cooperation among member countries. The organization works on economic and social development programs, improving human rights and reducing global conflicts.


4. Postdam Conference

conference used to negotiated terms for the ending of World War Two


5. Chaing Kai-shek

a chinese political and military leader lost control of China because of Mao Zedong


6. Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People's Republic of China


7. Truman Doctrine

the principle that the US should give support to countries or peoples threatened by Soviet forces or communist insurrection.


8. Marshall Plan

a U.S. initiative to aid Europe, in which the United States gave $13 billionin economic support to help rebuil


9.Selective Service System

aka the Draft require Young Men between the ages of 18 and 25 to register


10. National Security Act

1947, reorganized military leadership after World War Two occured.


11. Department of Defense

America's oldest and largest government agency. the Department of Defense has grown and evolved with our nation.


12. National Security Council

the president's principle forum for considering foreign policy


13. Central Intelligence Agency

tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).


14. Berlin Blockade and Airlift

the American and British attempt to fly supplies to West Berlin after Stalin put up a blockade to try and take over West Berlin


15. North Atlantic Treaty Organization

a treaty organized between the United States and its allies in Europe that stated if the U.S.S.R. attacked one of them all of the others would help the attacked country


16. Warsaw Pact

Stalin's counter treaty to The North Atlantic Treaty Organization


17. National Security Council Report 68

a fifty-eight paged report about America's Cold War policies for the next oncoming decades


18. GI Bill of Rights

a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War Two veterans


19. United Mine Workers

United Mine Workers of America demanded higher wages, shorter workdays, and union recognition


20. Fair Deal

reform proposals of the second Truman administration included civil rights legislation and repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act


21. Taft-Hartley Act

the first major revision to Wagner Act, allowed president to appoint a board of inquiries to investigate union disputes


22. Dixiecrats

Deep South democrats who walked out of the 1948 democratic convention due to dispute on Civil Rights


23.Korean War

fought in the early 1950s between the United Nations, supported by the United States, and the communist North Korea began in 1950, when North Korea invaded South Korea.


24. House Un-American Activities Commitiee

searched for communists and other people who were believed to be Un-American


25. Alger Hiss Trial

accused by Whittaker Chambers, a former Soviet agent, of leaking secret government documents and was convicted of perjury in 1950.


26. McCarran Internal Security Act

protect the united states of Un-American activities by requiring American Communist parties to register


27. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Couple convicted of transmitting atomic secrets to the Russians and executed on June 19, 1953. after Julius worked on the atomic bomb


28. McCarthyism

campaign against alleged communists in the US government and carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy accused lost their jobs.


29. Adlai Stevenson

received democratic party nomination in 1952, helped found the U.N.


30. Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II