World War II had resulted in the loss of 15 to 20 million lives, over 30,000 factories, and over 40,000 miles of railroad track in the nation of __________.
When the British informed the United States it could no longer provide aid to the eastern Mediterranean nations of Turkey and __________ in 1947, President Truman announced a policy pledging American support to any countries resisting communism.
The Berlin airlift helped President Truman win reelection in 1948 over Republican candidate __________.
Thomas E. Dewey
Following the Soviet explosion of the atomic bomb in 1949, the United States planned for building of the more destructive __________bomb.
Truman convened the United Nations Security Council in June 1950 to protest the military aggression of __________.
Members of the Democratic splinter group who bolted from the party in 1948 and nominated Strom Thurmond for the presidency were known as __________.
The most famous case of possible American espionage involved prominent U.S. State Department official __________.
Contrary to popular myth, President Eisenhower, rather than his Secretary of State __________, made all major foreign policy decisions during his administration.
John Foster Dulles
Following a catastrophic defeat at __________ in 1954, the French decided to withdraw all forces from Indochina.
Dien Bein Phu
Egyptian leader Gamal Nasser sparked an international crisis in July 1956 with his seizure of the __________.
Nixon tried to win voters in the __________ by appointing conservative judges from that region to the Supreme Court.
During his first term as president, Nixon allowed Vice President __________ to deliver scathing attacks against Democratic liberals and their allies in the media.
Student protest over Nixon's bombing of Cambodia in 1970 ended in tragedy at __________ when four students were killed by National Guardsmen breaking up a demonstration.
Kent State University
Running on a platform advocating a negotiated settlement in Vietnam, the right to abortion, and tolerance of diverse life styles, Democratic nominee for president in 1972 Senator __________ was perceived as "antiestablishment" by middle-class America.
The gravest economic consequence of the oil shocks of the 1970s was the startling __________.
Foreign competition proved damaging for the American automobile industry in the 1970s and only government-backed loans helped the __________ corporation stave off bankruptcy.
Hightechnology industries expanded tremendously after development of the __________, a small microprocessor that sped complex calculations for computers.
During the Ford administration, a Senate committee headed by Frank Church of Idaho investigated the actions of the __________, a federal agency involved in plots to assassinate foreign leaders.
In mid1979, dictator Anastasio Somoza of __________ capitulated to the Sandinistas, the leaders of a leftist regime that developed close ties with Castro's Cuba.
The Cold War resumed with full fury in December 1979 when the Soviet Union invaded __________, a move designed to ensure a regime friendly to the USSR.
Walter Mondale became the first presidential candidate of a major political party to choose a woman as his running mate when he selected New York Congresswoman __________ as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1984.
The 700 Club helped televangelist __________ by providing grassroots workers for his effort to win the Republican nomination for president in 1988.
The death of movie star __________ from AIDS in 1985 intensified the sense of national panic surrounding the growing epidemic.
In 1982, First Lady __________ chose drug education as her special project, urging young Americans to "Just Say No." It didn't work.
In 1984, Congress prohibited any United States agency from spending money in Central America with passage of the __________.
Gorbachev was intent upon improving Soviet relations with the United States as a part of his new policies of __________ (restructuring the Soviet economy) and glasnost (political openness).
The Senate rejected Reagan's nomination for a Supreme Court justice position for __________, an outspoken critic of judicial activism.
In June 1989, Lech Walesa and his Solidarity movement came to power in free elections in __________.
Newly elected president of the Russian Republic, __________ helped break up a military coup and secure the release of Gorbachev from right-wing plotters.
In December 1989, the United States invaded Panama to overthrow the government of drug-trafficking General __________.
The__________, best defined as a broad band running across the country below the 37th parallel from the Carolinas to southern California, had begun to flourish with the buildup of military bases and defense plants during World War II.
The young professional golf champion __________, who is part Black, part Thai, part Chinese, part Native American, and part Caucasian, has argued that the U.S. Census should include a label for multiracial Americans.
The traditional __________ image of America has been called inadequate by some Americans because of the nation's multiethnic diversity.
Critics of __________ argued that it would undermine small American companies and send millions of American jobs to exploited and underpaid workers in third world countries.
What began in January 1993 as an attempt to arrest charismatic leader __________ on gun-dealing charges finally ended in April with the death of seventy-five Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, president Bush created the __________ to secure the nation against future attacks.
Department of Homeland Security
In early 1994, former Arkansas state employee __________ charged that in 1991 then-governor Clinton had made unwelcome sexual advances.
The withdrawal of American troops in March 1994 from the African nation of __________ was unquestionably the low point of Clinton's foreign policy.
In 1996, U.S. mediator Richard Holbrooke secured agreement by warring factions to the Dayton plan, calling for free elections, the return of refugees to their former homes, and a NATO force to oversee the peace process in the nation of __________.
In declaring war against Saddam Hussein, the Bush administration justified their actions by alleging that Iraq had__________.
weapons of mass destruction
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