History and culture of the United States
World War II and Cold War

rev. 2007-06-09

From isolation to intervention in the Pacific and Europe. Wartime industrial expansion. Cold War. Korean War. Anticommunist crusade.

Study guide

Dawes Plan (1924)

Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler

Good Neighbor Policy

Neutrality Act (1935), cash-and-carry

Burke-Wadsworth Act (1940), lend-lease

Atlantic Charter (1941)

Tripartite Pact (1940), Pearl Harbor

Holocaust, Auschwitz

Smith-Connally Act = War Labor Disputes Act (1943)

Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)


Latchkey children

V-E (Victory in Europe) Day

Kamikaze, Manhattan Project, Enola Gay

Teheran Conference (1943), Yalta Conference (1945), United Nations, Potsdam Conference (1945)

Chiang Kai-shek, Mao Zedong

Harry S. Truman, Truman Doctrine = Containment Doctrine (1947), Marshall Plan (1947)

National Security Act (1947), National Security Council (NSC), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, 1949), Warsaw Pact (1955)

NSC-68 (1950)

Fair Deal

Taft-Hartley Act = Labor-Management Relations Act (1947)

Korean War

House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)

Alger Hiss

McCarran Internal Security Act (1950)

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Joseph McCarthy

Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles, massive retaliation

Essay questions

Please pay special attention to the following topics: