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Final Exam Study Guide

Final Exam Study Guide - US History Final Exam Study Guide...

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US History: Final Exam Study Guide The Cold War USA vs USSR. Division of Germany and Berlin: Berlin Airlift and Berlin Wall. Truman Doctrine and Containment policy. Goals of the Marshall Plan and Soviet view of it. NSC-68 vs “New Look” vs “Flexible Response.” CIA covert ops—where they were used and why. NATO and the UN: what are they designed to do? The Korean war: major causes, battles, and results. The Red Scare. What is it? Causes of it: domestic and foreign events. Loyalty Oaths: targeted which groups and why. Nixon and McCarthy. Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs. Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Their rise to the presidency and views on government. Defense strategy, Interstate Highways, Vietnam and the French, the Kitchen Debate and détente. Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs, Berlin Wall. 1950s. Suburban development and roads. Views on the roles of men and women in society, the “baby boom,” and critiques of 50s society: the Beats, the “male flight from responsibility,” playboy magazine, James Bond, etc.
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