Flashcards in Chapter 27 Deck (30):
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
Deep South democrats who walked out of the 1948 democratic convention due to dispute on Civil Rights
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
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.