Hist. 28

  1. who succeeded Franklin Roosevelt as President
    Harry S. Truman
  2. what act was passed to curb the growing power of the labor union
    Taft-Hartley Act
  3. treaty provided military aid to European Allies
    North Atlantic Treaty
  4. member of the State Department who transferred documents to a Soviet agent
    Alger Hiss
  5. couple was executed for leaking vital atomic bomb secrets to Russian agents
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
  6. what program helped the European nations in their recovery after World War II
    Marshal Plan
  7. what provided discharge pay, hospitalization, government loans for purchasing homes, farms or businesses, and education benefits for veterans
    G. I. Bill of Rights
  8. defense pact signed by the US., Canada, and 10 western European nations in 1949
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  9. Supreme Allied Commander in Europe
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower
  10. Dividing line between North and South Korea
    38th parallel
  11. which American General recommended withdrawing American troops from China
    General George C. Marshall
  12. Who was both Supreme commander in the Allied occupation of japan and the commander of American and UN forces during the Korean War
    General Douglas MacArthur
  13. leader of Communist China
    Mao-Tse-tung
  14. Leader of Nationalist China
    Chiang Kai-shek
  15. dates for the Korean War
    1950-1953
  16. what group was established to keep peace by nations with atomic weapons
    Atomic Energy Commission
  17. term for war of words after WWII between the U.S. and Soviet Union
    "Cold War"
  18. Winston Churchill's term for the tyranny that descended upon eastern Europe following WWII
    Iron Curtain
  19. stated that the U.S. would employ its resources to prevent the overthrowing of any democracy through outside interference
    Truman Doctrine
  20. what was the Soviet Union's response to the U.S. NATO
    Warsaw Pact
  21. president of 1952
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
  22. when was the nation of Israel established
    1948
  23. country that president Eisenhower sent U.S. marines in 1958 to protect American lives and prevent an Arab revolt
    Lebanon
  24. first Soviet artificial satellite to orbit the earth
    Sputnik I
  25. first American man-made satellite placed in orbit in 1958
    Explorer I
  26. Who founded the SEATO organization
    John Foster Dulles
  27. what organization was established to resist communist  aggression and expansion in south east Asia
    Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  28. first nuclear-powered merchant vessel
    Savannah
  29. organization established in 1958 to further U.S. space research an development
    NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
  30. two states that were admitted to the Union in 1959
    • Alaska
    • Hawaii
  31. what court case resulted in the desegregation of public schools
    • Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
    • in 1954
  32. who was the dictator of Cuba that ousted Fulgencio Batista (Cuba's former dictator)
    Fidel Castro
  33. who was the chief justice who ruled in favor of public school integration
    Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
  34. Black American woman arrested for sitting in the front of the buss in Montgomery, Alabama
    Rosa Parks
  35. who introduced the polio vaccine
    Jonas E. Salk
  36. first black American ballplayer to play for a major league team
    Jackie Robinson
  37. what was the worlds longest suspension bridge
    Mackinac Straits Bridge
  38. 4 ,100 miles of roadways linking one end of the country to the other
    Interstate Highway System
  39. youngest man ever to be elected president
    John F. Kennedy
  40. who used her son to protest Bible reading in public school's of Baltimore, Maryland
    Madalyn Murray (O'Hair)
  41. first American in space
    Alan B. Shepard
  42. first two American communication satellites
    • Telstar
    • Relay
  43. American-trained Cuban freedom fighters attempt to invade Communist Cuba
    Bay of Pigs
  44. who assassinated president Kennedy
    when
    where
    • Lee Harvey Oswald
    • November 22, 1963
    • Dallas, Texas
  45. project of single man space flights
    Project Mercury
  46. first American to orbit the earth
    John H. Glenn, Jr.
  47. when was the Cuban Missile Crisis
    1962
  48. group of communist gorillas that terrorized South Vietnam
    Viet Cong
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Rayna
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Hist. 28
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A Beka 11th grade history
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