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1

Which Wisconsin senator is responsible for the second red scare?

Joseph McCarthy

2

What communist alliance did USSR lead against NATO?

Warsaw Pact

3

What is NATO?

North Atlantic treaty organization; defended democratic Western Europe

4

What is the CIA?

Central Intelligence Agency; responsible for spying on other countries (espionage)

5

What was the Crucible inspired by?

Salem witch trials

6

Korean War

Communist North Korea invaded democratic South Korea

7

38th parallel

Border between north and South Korea

8

Eisenhower doctrine

Stopped communism from spreading into the Middle East

9

National highway act

Construction of interstate system

10

U2 incident

Spy plane caught and shot over Soviet Union

11

Domino theory

If one country falls, more will follow

12

Who was John Foster Dulles?

Secretary of State who made up brinkmanship

13

What was the UN subcommittee who was responsible for maintaining world peace?

Security council

14

Who came up with "containment"

George Kennan

15

Marshall plan

Provided economic aid that helped rebuild postwar Europe

16

Most famous suburbia

Levittown

17

What did the UN replace?

League of Nations

18

What signaled the end of isolationism?

America joining the United Nations

19

What was the iron curtain?

Boundary begween Soviet controlled Eastern European nations and democratic Western Europe

20

Truman doctrine

Speech about military and economic aid to falling nations

21

Tuskegee airmen

Group of famous black fighter pilots

22

"Big three"

FDR, Churchill, and Stalin

23

Battle of midway

Turning point; US victory that halted Japanese expansion

24

Island hopping

Attaching strategic islands en route to Japan

25

Manhattan project

Developed first atomic bomb

26

Casablanca conference

FDR and Churchill decided on Sicily

27

Yalta

Dealt with postwar occupation and partition of Germany

28

What were the two cities the United States bombed?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

29

Blamed US entry into WWII in greedy bankers

Nye commission

30

Date that Nazis invaded Poland

September 1, 1939

31

Date of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

32

Act pushed by FDR through congress that aided Britain and ended US neutrality

Lend lease act

33

Case that upheld Japanese American internment camps

Korematsu v United States

34

Conference that agreed upon appeasement after hitler claimed Sudentenland

Munich conference

35

FDR policy that attempted to reverse previous interventionist policy in Latin America

Good neighbor policy

36

Use KF aggressive force to bring glory to a nation or race

Fascism

37

Speech by FDR that compromised neutrality and isolationism in America

Quarantine speech

38

Dress rehearsal for WWII

Spanish civil war

39

Which two countries signed the nonaggression act

Germany and USSR

40

What legislation was made in response to the launch of the Sputnik?

National defense education act