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Cold War/Civil Rights Vocabulary

Published on Nov 30, 2018

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Cold War/Civil Rights Vocabulary

  • Cold War- a state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures of open warfare
  • Containment- the action of keeping something harmful under control or within limits
  • Communism- a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society
  • Military Industrial Complex- a country's military establishment and those industries producing arms or other military materials
  • Arms Race- a competition between nations for superiority in the development and the accumulation of weapons
  • Doctrine- a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party, or other group
  • United Nations- an internal organization formed in 1945 to increase political and economic cooperation among its members
  • Security Control- safeguards or countermeasures to avoid, detect, counteract, or minimize security risks to physical property
  • Korean War- a war fought in the early 1950s between the United Nations, supported by the US, and the communist North Korea
  • Fidel Castro- was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba from 1959-1976
  • John F. Kennedy- 35th President of the US; established the Peace Corps; assassinated in Dallas (1917-1963
  • De' Tente- the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries
  • Iron Curtain- the national barrier separating the former Soviet bloc and the Western prior to the decline of communism that followed the political events in eastern Europe in 1989
  • Brinkmanship- the art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping
  • UN Police Action- a euphemism for a military action undertaken without a formal declaration of war
  • Blacklist- a list of people or production or products viewed with suspicion or disapproval
  • Diplomacy- the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations
  • Rosenburg Case- court case involving Julius & Ethel Rosenburg
  • NATO- a military alliance of European and North American democracies founded after WW2
  • SEATO- an international organization for collective defense in Southeast Asia created by SEACDT
  • Cuban Missle Crisis- confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1962
  • Eisenhower Doctrine- a policy enunciated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 5, 1957
  • Counterculture- a way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm
  • Civil Rights- the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality
  • Social Movement- a type of social group of the world's action
  • De' Jure Segregation- refers to the legal separation of groups in society
  • Civil Disobedience- the refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines
  • Non-Violent Protest- the practice of achieving goals such as social change through symbolic protests
  • Boycott- with from commercial or social relations with as a punishment or protest
  • Sit In- attend a meeting or discussion without taking an active part in it
  • Desegregation- the ending of a policy of racial segregation