Review - Cold War and 1950s

Review - Cold War and 1950s - 6 Why did the United States...

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R EVIEW : C OLD W AR 1950 S A MERICA 1. Identify the following terms and people: a. Potsdam Conference b. Collective Security c. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) d. Nuremberg Trials e. Robert Oppenheimer f. Iron Curtain g. Berlin Airlift h. Conformity i. House Un-American Activities Committee j. Alger Hiss k. Sputnik l. Alan Freed m. Ritchie Valens n. Jerry Lee Lewis o. Frank Sinatra p. Military-Industrial Complex q. G.I. Bill (Serviceman’s Readjustment Act) 2. Explain the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union following World War II? 3. How was Germany divided after World War II? Why did this division lead to the Berlin Airlift? 4. What were the roots of the Cold War? Give specific examples. 5. Explain U.S. foreign policy after World War II. You must discuss the following in your answer: containment, the Truman Doctrine, and the Marshall Plan.
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Unformatted text preview: 6. Why did the United States become involved in the Korean War? What happened between President Truman and General Douglas MacArthur? What was the outcome of this war? 7. How did the United States government try to stop Communism in the United States? You must discuss the following in your answer: Loyalty programs, House Un-American Activities Committee, and Senator Joseph McCarthy. How did reaction to fears of Communism limit the rights of some Americans? 8. How did Americans react to the threat of nuclear war? Give details of bomb shelters, duck and cover, etc. 9. What led to the rise of suburbs? Describe suburban life during the 1950s. 10. Describe popular culture during the 1950s. Name: ______________________________________ Period: _______ Date: ____________________ U.S. History & Government 11R Mr. Gallucci...
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