unit 6 keyterms

studied byStudied by 31 people
5.0(1)
get a hint
hint

Kent State Massacre

1 / 30

encourage image

There's no tags or description

Looks like no one added any tags here yet for you.

31 Terms

1

Kent State Massacre

  1. 1.     Event in which college students were killed by National Guard troops during a protest of American attacks on Cambodia

New cards
2

My Lai Massacre

  1. 1.     Event in which South Vietnamese civilians were killed by American soldiers during the Vietnam War, causing increased antiwar protests

New cards
3

Pentagon Papers

  1. 1.     Leaked secret government documents that revealed mistakes, lies, and illegal activities made by government officials regarding the Vietnam War

New cards
4

Détente

  1. Term for the lowered Cold War tension that occurred between the United States and communist countries during Nixon’s presidency

New cards
5

Fall of Saigon

  1. 1.     Event in which South Vietnam fell to communism

New cards
6

War Powers Act

  1. 1.     Law that limited the power of the president to wage war and returned more of this power to Congress

New cards
7

New Federalism

  1. president Nixon’s conservative domestic policy to return more federal government power to states

New cards
8

Watergate scandal

  1. 1.     Event in which President Nixon abused power to cover up his possible connection to a crime; resulted in his resignation

New cards
9

Cultural pluralism

  1. 1.     The idea that minority groups, including immigrants, should embrace their unique culture within the United States 

New cards
10

Affirmative Action

  1. 1.     Government program that aimed to prevent discrimination by requiring schools and businesses to recruit minorities

New cards
11

Three Mile Island

  1. 1.     Site of a partial nuclear meltdown in the United States that increased concerns about environmental safety

New cards
12

Stagflation

  1. 1.     Term that represented economic conditions of the 1970s; the combination of job stagnation and inflation

New cards
13

OPEC Oil Embargo

  1. 1.   event in which Arab-Muslim, oil-producing countries restricted the oil sold to the United States, which caused gas shortages and damaged the American economy

New cards
14

Camp David Accords

  1. 1.     Foreign policy victory for President Carter in which Egypt became the first Arab-Muslim country in the Middle East to recognize Israel as a country

New cards
15

Iranian Hostage Crisis

  1. 1.     Foreign policy failure for President Carter in which Americans were held against their will for over a year by revolutionaries in Iran

New cards
16

Afghanistan

  1.    Country that was invaded by the Soviet Union, which marked the end of détente

New cards
17

Liberalism

  1. 1.     Political ideology characterized by a belief in stronger government regulations and social programs and higher taxes on the wealthy; often associated with the Democratic Party

New cards
18

Conservatism

  1. 1.     Political ideology characterized by a belief in limited government regulations and social programs, lower taxes on the wealthy, and the promotion of traditional values; often associated with the Republican Party

New cards
19

Election of 1980

  1. 1.     Event in which conservative Ronald Reagan became president, which represented a conservative reaction to liberal government policies during the 1960s and 1970s

New cards
20

Reagan Doctrine

  1. 1.     Foreign policy that sought to defeat communism by helping anti-communist groups worldwide, especially in Afghanistan and Latin American countries

New cards
21

Peace through Strength

  1. 1.     Reagan’s strategy of starting a major military buildup to fight the Cold War and bait the Soviet Union into an arms race it could not afford

New cards
22

Reaganomics

  1. 1.     Strategy of lowering taxes, especially for wealthy business owners, so they could invest more in their businesses, create more jobs and raise wages, and cause prosperity to “trickle down” to middle and lower classes too

New cards
23

AIDS

  1. 1.     Deadly disease whose rapid spread in the United States began in the 1980s and grew into an epidemi

New cards
24

Discount retailing

  1. Business strategy of selling items in bulk at low prices; led to the rise of major chain stores such as Wal-Mart

New cards
25

Home media

  1. 1.     Widespread use of cassette and VHS tapes, cable and satellite television, and video games which made the consumption of media more personally customized

New cards
26

Challenger Disaster

  1. 1.     Event in which a NASA Space Shuttle exploded on live television

New cards
27

Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)

  1. 1.     Nicknamed “Star Wars,” this unrealistic American military program represented part of “Peace through Strength” policies

New cards
28

Mikhail Gorbachev

  1.   Leader of the Soviet Union who increased economic and political freedom in the Soviet Union and satellite nations; oversaw the collapse of the Soviet Union

New cards
29

Iran-Contra Affair

  1. 1.     Event in which members of President Reagan’s administration were caught illegally funding anticommunist Nicaraguan rebels, tarnishing Reagan’s reputation

New cards
30

George Bush

1.     President who oversaw final stages of the collapse of the Soviet Union and announced the end of the Cold War; faced multiple post-Cold War challenges

New cards
31

Tiananmen Square

  1. 1.     Site where China’s communist government violently oppressed anticommunist protesters, causing worldwide outrage

New cards

Explore top notes

note Note
studied byStudied by 196 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(3)
note Note
studied byStudied by 6 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 3230 people
Updated ... ago
4.7 Stars(18)
note Note
studied byStudied by 59 people
Updated ... ago
4.8 Stars(4)
note Note
studied byStudied by 3 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 60383 people
Updated ... ago
4.9 Stars(248)
note Note
studied byStudied by 5 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
note Note
studied byStudied by 467 people
Updated ... ago
4.6 Stars(5)

Explore top flashcards

flashcards Flashcard132 terms
studied byStudied by 2 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard125 terms
studied byStudied by 6 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard78 terms
studied byStudied by 26 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard110 terms
studied byStudied by 65 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(3)
flashcards Flashcard74 terms
studied byStudied by 32 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard80 terms
studied byStudied by 21 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(2)
flashcards Flashcard45 terms
studied byStudied by 12 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(1)
flashcards Flashcard94 terms
studied byStudied by 73 people
Updated ... ago
5.0 Stars(3)