Against the dark background of the atomic bomb, the United States does not wish merely to present strength, but also the desire and the hope for peace.

 – Dwight D. Eisenhower at the U.N., December 8, 1953

Essential Questions


Identifications


**Bold words are specifically mentioned in the AP US History Course Description and can be referenced directly on the AP Exam.

Chapter 24

  1. 38th Parallel
  2. Baby Boomers
  3. Berlin Airlift
  4. Cold War
  5. Collective Security
  6. Communism
  7. Containment (George Kennan)
  8. Desegregation of Military
  9. Douglas MacArthur
  10. Fair Deal
  11. GI Bill of Rights
  12. HUAC
  13. Iron Curtain
  14. Joseph McCarthy / McCarthyism
  15. Korean War
  16. M.A.D.
  17. Marshall Plan
  18. NATO
  19. Postwar Optimism
  20. Red Scare
  21. Segregation
  22. Sphere of Influence
  23. Truman Doctrine
  24. United Nations

Chapter 25

  1. Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
  2. CIA
  3. Civil Rights Movement
  4. Interstate Highway System
  5. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  6. Massive Retaliation
  7. MFDP
  8. Military-Industrial Complex
  9. NASA
  10. Nation of Islam
  11. NDEA
  12. Nuclear Arsenal
  13. SCLC
  14. SNCC
  15. Spirit of Geneva
  16. Sputnik
  1. Bay of Pigs
  2. Berlin Wall
  3. Civil Rights Act of 1964
  4. Cuban Missile Crisis
  5. Engel v. Vitale (1961)
  6. Great Society
  7. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  8. Immigration Act of 1965
  9. Lyndon B. Johnson
  10. New Frontier
  11. Peace Corps
  12. SDS
  13. Tet Offensive
  14. Vietnam War

Chapter 27

  1. American Indian Movement (AIM)
  2. Bakke v. University of Ca. (1979)
  3. Camp David Accords
  4. Counterculture
  5. Detente
  6. Energy Policy
  7. Evangelism
  8. Equal Rights Amendment
  9. Feminists
  10. Iran Hostage Crisis
  11. Moral Majority
  12. New Economic Policy
  13. Oil Crisis
  14. Paris Peace Talks
  15. Religious Fundamentalism
  16. Roe v. Wade (1973)
  17. Salt I / ABM
  18. Sunbelt
  19. United Farm Workers (UFW)
  20. Vientamization
  21. Watergate
  22. Woodstock
Topics

Life after the War (1945-1952)

Complacency and Change (1952-1965)

Lives Changed (1961-1968)

Rights, Reactions, and Limits (1968-1980)

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