Cases and info about them

Case name What was it about? Decision Reason Impact Korematsu Vs.U.S. (1944) Executive Order 9066 established the japanese internment camps used in the U.S. during WWII.Korematsu was a young Japanese American that refused to relocate.He challengedthe executiveorder on the grounds that it violated his 5th amendment rights 6-3 ExecutiveOrder 9066 is constitutional The creation of […]

The war in Europe

(Page 254) Campaign in North Africaand ItalyCampaigns fought in the libyan and egyptian desertsin morocco and algeria D-Day / Normandy LandingsAllies invade normandy, franceWestern allies and sovietsinvade germany.war in europe Campaign in france and germany It was a german invasion of france and the low countries during WWII The holocaustRefers to the attempted genocide of […]

WWII: Pacific Front

The war against Japan(Page 260) Bataan Death March 1942The Japanese forcedtheir prisoners to undertake a 60-milemarch which facedstarvation, disease,exposure to the sun,and NO water. Half of5,000 americans died Battle Of MidwayJapanese were using theircontrol of the Western Pacific to protect their home islands and vast new empire. JapanesePacific fleet commander thought he could defeat the […]

Scandals and Technology Vocabulary

EmbargoAn order of a government prohibiting the movement of merchant ships into or out of its ports SubpoenaA writ ordering a person to attend a courtSaturday Night MassacreIt was one of the most controversial episodes of the watergate scandalContraWere the various U.S. backed and founded right wing rebel groups that were in opposition to the […]

Timeline: Advances in science and technology

1947: Amplifiers John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William shockley invent the transistor, which allows electronic equipment to be made much smaller and leads to the modern computer revolution 1949: Barcodes and barcode scanners Bernard silver and N Joseph Woodlandpatent barcodes – striped pattern that are initially developed for marking products in grocery stores. 1950’s: Lasers […]

Cold War Vocabulary

Marshall PlanA program by which the U.S. gave large amounts of economic aid to european countries to help them rebuild after the devastation of WWII.Truman DoctrineAddress to congress to provide military and economic aid to Greece and turkey and, by extension, to any country threatened by communism or any totalitarian ideologyDomino TheoryThe idea that if […]

Chapter 31 Outline

Challenges of the 21st Century2000-Present I. Intro A. Political Polarization Elections of the early 21st century revealed a nation closely divided Traditional, religious, and limited or anti-government rural areas and many suburban areas went REPUBLICAN. More diverse large urban centers and internationally minded coasts voted democrat B. Domestic policies of the George W. Bush Administration […]

Chapter 30 Outline

Conservative Resurgance I. The rise of Conservatism A. Leading Issues Taxpayer’s Revolt – 1978 – California voters led to revolt against increasing taxes by passing prop. 13 Conservative religious revival Elimination of Racial Preferences 1965 De-Regulation of businesses B. Ronald Reagan and the election of 1980 Campaign for president – 1980 senator Edward Kennedy’s challenge […]

Civil Rights Vocabulary

Vocabulary Black Nationalism- a type of political thought that seeks to promote, develop and maintain a black race identity for people of black ancestry. Montgomery Bus Boycott-a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama. It was a seminal event in the civil rights […]

Chapter 29 Outline

Limits of a Superpower1969 – 1980 I. Richard Nixon’s Foreign Policy A. Vietnam More than half a million U.S. troops were in Vietnam when Nixon took office. B. “Vietnamization” New president announced that he would gradually withdraw U.S. troops from Vietnam and give the South Vietnamese the money, weapons, and training they needed C. Opposition […]