Final Exam Study Guide

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Final Exam Study Guide

Final Exam Study Guide


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13
Type:
Study Guide
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Hist 106 - History Of The U S
Edition:
2

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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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