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Final Exam Study Guide
Final Exam Study Guide
- Study Guide
- Texas A&M University
- Hist 106 - History Of The U S
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HIST 106 1nd Edition Final Exam Study Guide Lectures: 19 - 26 Lecture 19: 1946: Winston Churchill spoke at the graduation for a small college in Missouri and said ‘an iron that has descended over Eastern Europe.’ 1949: Russia begins testing the atomic bomb which makes US suspicious of Russians spies Rosenberg Case: US execute a Julius and Ethel for allegedly spying which becomes a national affair. Truman authorizes the development of hydrogen bomb Communists take over China Reinforces US fears that communism is taking over US reinforces Truman doctrine 1950: Korean War 1) Solved the communistic issue of who’s in charge 2) Was a model for the Vietnam War 3) Alarms the American public Begins with the North Koreans pouring down South all the way to the bottom Inchon Invasion: President Truman sends in marines to Pusan and moves up to Inchon Goes across the 38 parallel and cuts the Koreans off US attacks at Chosin Reservoir Marines are fighting the Chinese General Douglas McArthur wants to attack the Chinese, speaks at several conferences Truman does not agree By taking McArthur down Truman solves the issue of who is in charge of the war War ends with the US pushing North Koreans to the 38 Parallel to sign the an armistice 58,000 loses in 3 years Racism was prevalent Rocky and Bullwinkle – rocky and Bullwinkle are fighting the Russians The Lone Ranger and Tonto – “Tonto” means stupid 1952 President: Dwight David Eisenhower Claims he is neither a Republican nor Democrat but run for Republican party Vice President: Richard Nixon Is caught stealing $18 thousand from Republican Funds Gives a speech on TV (The Checkered Speech) and never mentions the incident 1953 Joe McCarthy Leader of the Anti Communistic Hysteria Goes after the US army It’s wrong because the army was protecting them First televised hearing Things the public noticed from the hearing: o McCarthy was drunk o He didn’t know what he was doing o He had a very high pitched voice o By the end of it, people questioned his sexuality “Point of Order”: a book that tells how McCarthy went down in the hearing 1954 Turning point for racism Supreme Court case: Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme court declared that “separate but equal” schools for children of different races violated the constitution Southern Manifesto: Document signed by 101 members of Congress from southern states that argued that the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education contradicted the constitution. 1959 Black Like Me was written about racism Throughout the 1950’s, Polio was a threat to American public People prevented catching it by attempting to look alike They think that ...
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