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History 2112 Final Study Guide Chapter notes for 31 through end of book31/32-Creation of UN-Security Council-World Court. Know terms such as iron-curtain, containment and Cold War. Significance of Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan. Truman’s attitude regarding race-relations. Basic dates and facts of Korean War. What is McCarthyism? What philosophy did the Beats represent?
34-Know the Civil Rights events preceding Dr. King’s I have a Dream Speech. How did the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis “fit” into the overall reality of the Cold War?
35-Students protest across America. Who were those in the counter-culture? What view did Betty Freidan espouse? Know about the My Lai Massacre and Kent State. President Nixon visited which two countries? What was President Carter’s greatest challenge?36/37 through the end of text-President Reagan-Event in Beirut 1983, Fall of Berlin Wall,break-up of the Soviet Union, end of the Cold War, (President Bush) Gulf War, President Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, vote on impeachment, Election of 2000, 9/11, Gulf War II, Election of President Obama. Current topics in American society.Iron Curtain - A term popularized by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to describe the Soviet Union's policy of isolation during the Cold War. The barrier isolated Eastern Europe from the rest of the world.Containment - A U.S. foreign policy adopted by President Harry Truman in the late 1940s, in which the United States tried to stop the spread of communism by creating alliances and helping weak countries to resist Soviet advances.Cold War - (HT) 1946-1988, Churchill said it was a "iron curtain" between eastern and western Europe, A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted each other on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years, US against Communism (containment)Truman Doctrine - From the address to Congress on March 12, 1947, the president announced that the United States would assist free people resisting "armed minorities or...outside pressure." Meant as a offer for aid against communism the doctrine
established the United States as a global policeman, a title proved by US actions in the UN, Vietnam, Korea and Egypt. It became a major portion of Cold War ideology, a feeling of personal responsibility for the containment of communism.Marshall Plan - (1948) massive transfer of aid money to help rebuild postwar Western Europe; was intended to bolster capitalist and democratic governments and prevent domestic communist groups from riding poverty and misery to power; the plan was first announced by Secretary of State George Marshall at Harvard's commencement in June 1947

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