Final Review - Connor Scribner Notes from Brogan Chapter 26...

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Connor Scribner Notes from Brogan Chapter 26 Changing times have periodically required radical alterations in the organization of American life. The American Revolution, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, the New Deal, and World War II. The toils of the Cold War, though inevitable and justified by results, did to a large extent distort the natural evolution of American society, and exacted some monstrous sacrifices which will not be forgotten for a long time and may never be wholly made good. In 1961 Soviet Russia and Red China were perceived as a United threat to the peace of the world and the liberty of the United States, and were likened to the German danger of the first half of the century. Ho Chi Minh – Kellogg-Briand pact – The Truman Administration believed that the USSR was constantly probing the West’s will, and would, wherever it detected weakness, mount an offensive. John Foster Dulles – Geneva Accords (1954) – The Geneva Accords divided Vietnam into two parts; north and south. Anti-communist Vietnamese fled south, communists fled north. South East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) – John Foster Dulles set up on the model of NATO. The members besides the US were Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Thailand, and the Philippines: they pledged themselves to defend each other against any attack, which might have embarrassed them if SEATO had ever amounted to anything solid. Ngo Dinh Diem – Chiang Kai Shek – Counterculture – In the United States, the counterculture of the 1960s became identified with the rejection of conventional social norms of the 1950s. Counterculture youth rejected the cultural standards of their parents, especially with respect to racial segregation and initial widespread support for the Vietnam War (hippies). Civil Rights Act of 1964 – landmark piece of legislature in the US that extended voting rights and outlawed racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public. Prohibits discrimination of employees on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2010 for the course ATRONOMY 2300 taught by Professor Balls during the Spring '10 term at Texas Tech.

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Final Review - Connor Scribner Notes from Brogan Chapter 26...

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