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U-2 Incident…A U-2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviets while performing a photographic aerialreconnaissance deep in USSR territory. It crashed near Sverdlovsk and was used to showthe world how the US was spying on other countries.Communism in Cuba…Fidel Castro established the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere after asuccessful overthrowing of the Cuban military dictatorship.Was the diplomatic effort at Genevasuccessful in reaching its goals?Explain.The Geneva meeting proved that thetwo nations had the capability to reachdiplomacy.Did the rejection of Open Skiesprevent Americans and Soviets fromaerially spying on one another?No, since spying was still possible, justnot acceptable.How did Sputnik impact Americans?It showed the temporary technicalsuperiority of the USSR, beginning theSpace Race.Compare United States reaction inHungary to the second Berlin crisistwo years later (1958).The US feared a war would break out ifit got involved in Hungary, while it wasstubborn during Berlin until peace talkstook place.Compare Eisenhower’s approach toCuba to Obama’s.Obama sought peace with Cuba, whileEisenhower wanted to be tough on itscommunist regime.
6…continued from previous page…Main IdeasDefinitions/Explanations/NotesAnalysisThe United Statesdeveloped a foreignpolicy based oncollective security and amultilateral economicframework that bolsterednon-Communist nations.The United Statesresponded to anuncertain and unstablepostwar world byasserting and attemptingto defend a position ofglobal leadership, withfar-reaching domesticand internationalconsequences.Eisenhower’s Legacy…Eisenhower led the US through the Cold War, where at any moment total destruction couldhave taken place.“Military-Industrial Complex”…The Military-Industrial complex was an informal alliance between a nations military and thedefense industry that supplies it, seen together as a vested interest which influence publicpolicy.Was Dwight Eisenhower an effectivePresident?List at least 3 pieces ofevidence to support your answer.Yes, as Eisenhower helped alleviateunemployment, increase the standardof living and wages, and checkedcommunism throughout the world.3.The Civil Rights Movement, pp 587-590Main IdeasDefinitions/Explanations/NotesAnalysisSeeking to fulfillReconstruction-erapromises, civil rightsactivists and politicalleaders achievedsome legal andpolitical successesin endingsegregation,although progresstoward equality wasslow and halting.Following World WarII, civil rightsactivists utilized avariety of strategies— legal challenges,direct action, andnonviolent protesttactics — to combatracial discrimination.Decision-makers ineach of the threebranches of thefederal governmentused measuresincludingdesegregation of thearmed services andBrown v. BoardofEducation.

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