UNIT 1 The Nation Divided and Rebuilt (1850-1877)

UNIT 1  Three Worlds Meet 
(1500-1763)

Key Questions

  1. What caused the Cold War after World War II?
     
  2. At what times did the Cold War "heat up"?
     
  3. What happened in the Cold War in the 1970's and 1980's?
     
  4. Why did the Cold War end?
     
  5. Why can the 1950's be described as a time of "prosperity and paranoia"?
     
  6. What gains did the Civil Rights Movement make in the 1950's and 1960's?
     
  7. What are the legacies of Presidents Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Sr. and Clinton?
     
  8. How does changing technology impact the lives of Americans from 1945-present?
     
  9. How has US foreign policy changed (or stayed the same) since the end of the Cold War?
     



 

Key Dates
 

  1. 1950-53:  Korean War
  2. 1964-1972: Vietnam War
  3. 1969: Neil Armstrong Walks on the Moon
  4. 1990: End of the Cold War
  5. 1991:  First Gulf War
  6. 2001:  September 11 attacks



 

Key Terms
Know the meaning and significance of each term

  1. Cold War

  2. Marshall Plan

  3. Containment (Truman Doctrine)

  4. Iron Curtain

  5. NATO & Warsaw Pacts

  6. Berlin Airlift

  7. Space Race

  8. Moon landing

  9. Sputnik

  10. Berlin Wall

  11. Korean War

  12. Cuban Missile Crisis

  13. Brinksmanship

  14. Vietnam War

  15. Detente

  16. SALT Treaties

  17. Soviet war with Afghanistan

  18. Glasnost

  19. McCarthyism & HUAC

  20. Television

  21. Suburbia

  22. Rock n' Roll

  23. Baby boom

  24. Brown v. Board of Education

  25. Montgomery Bus Boycott

  26. Civil Rights Act of 1964

  27. Affirmative Action

  28. Hippies & Counter-Culture

  29. Woodstock

  30. Women's Lib

  31. "The Great Society"

  32. Roe v. Wade

  33. Watergate Scandal

  34. Energy crisis - OPEC oil embargo

  35. Environmental movement

  36. Camp David Accords

  37. Iran Hostage Crisis

  38. Supply-Side Economics

  39. Iran-Contra Scandal

  40. Yuppies

  41. Personal Computers

  42. Trickle-Down Economics

  43. MTV (cable in general)

  44. The Internet

  45. Terrorism

  46. Globalization

  47. NAFTA

  48. Oklahoma City Bombing

  49. Gulf Wars



 

Key People
What did these people achieve during this time period?

  1. Dwight D. Eisenhower

  2. Elvis Presley

  3. Joseph McCarthy

  4. John F. Kennedy

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  6. Lyndon Johnson

  7. Richard Nixon

  8. Jimmy Carter

  9. Ronald Reagan

  10. Mikhail Gorbachev

  11. George Bush, Sr.

  12. Bill Clinton

  13. Saddam Hussein

  14. Osama Bin Laden

 

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