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Study guide for finalTruman DoctrinePolicy announced by Harry S Truman in 1947, of providing economic and military aid to free nations threatened by internal or external opponents SALT I Treaty- a five year agreement between United States and the soviet union, signed in 1972, that limited the nations numbers of intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine launched missiles. Supply Side economics The idea that a reduction of tax rates will lead to increases in jobs, savings, and investments, and therefore to an increase in government revenue. McCarthyismThe attacks, often unsubstantiated, by Senator Joseph McCarthy and others on people suspected of being Communists in the early 1950’s. GI BillA name given to the servicemen’s readjustment act, a 1944 law that provided financial and educational benefits for World War II veterans. Eisenhower DoctrineA U.S. Commitment to defend the Middle East against attack by any communist country, announced by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Space RaceOn April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Gagarin became the first human in space. Kennedy saw this challenge and decided that America would surpass the Soviets by sending a man to the moon. ContainmentThe blocking of another nations attempts to spread its influence- especially the efforts of the united states to block the spread of Soviet influence during the late 1940s and early 1950s.Baby BoomThe sharp increase in the U.S. birthrate following World War II. Marshall PlanThe program, proposed by Secretary of State George Marshall in 1947, under which the United States supplied economic aid to European nations to help them rebuild after World War II.Iron Curtain
A phrase used by Winston Churchill in 1946 to describe an imaginary line that separated Communist countries in the Soviet bloc of Eastern Europe from countries in Western Europe.Braceros When the United States entered World War II, the shortage of agricultural laborers spurred the federal government to initiate, in 1942, a program in which Mexican Braceros, or hired hands, were allowed into the United States to harvest crops. Why Truman fired Macarthur Truman fired Macarthur because Macarthur was being a little to aggressive,Suburbia A residential town or community near a city. Suburbs collectively, or the people who live in them.Dixiecrats One of the southern delegates how, to protest President Truman’s civil rights policy, walked out of the 1948 Democratic National Convention and formed the States Rights Democratic Party.

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