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Indira Gandhi Independent India

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									Troubles in Czechoslovakia

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The Berlin Wall
The Iron Curtain
The Warsaw Pact
Imre Nagy
Alexander Dubrek

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

What happened to Czech during World War II?
Who controlled Czech after WWII? Describe the government, and the peoples reaction to their new government.
Describe the 1968 demonstrations in Czech.
When / How did Czech gain its independence?

The Korean War

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Harry Truman
Gen. Douglas Macarthur
The Yalu River
The 38th Parallel
The Iron Curtain

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

What were the main causes of the Korean War?
Who was involved and what happened during the Korean War?
What was the outcome of the Korean War?
How does the Korean War affect us today?

Nikita Krushechev

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

His relationship with Fidel Castro
The Berlin Wall
The Warsaw Pact
The u-2 Incident
The Cuban Missle Crisis

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe Nikita’s early life and experiences during World War II.
How did he become Premier of Russia, and what did he do once he was in power?
Why was Krushechev replaced? What caused him to leave?
Arab-Israeli Conflict

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Anwar Sadat
Six Day War
Yom Kippur War
Golda Meir
PLO
Yasir Arafat
The Camp David Accords

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

How did Israel become a state / independent country? How did people react to this?
Describe what happened during the 1956 Suez Canal Crisis.
Describe the conflicts that occurred in Israel (Six Day War & Yom Kippur War)
How does this conflict effect the world today?

The United Nations

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The U.N. Security Council
U.N. Headquarters in New York City
Describe some of the “Successes” of the United Nations
Describe some of the “Failure” of the United Nations

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
How was the United Nations founded? Why was it founded?
What is the structure of the United Nations? How is it organized?
What current events have the UN participated in recently?
Who are the current members of the United Nations?

John F. Kennedy

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The Berlin Wall
The Bay of Pigs
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Relationship with the Soviet Union (Russia)
The Civil Rights Movement (What did he do during the Civil Rights Movement? )

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

What did JFK do before he was president? Education? Family? Participation in World War II?
What did JFK do as president?
How did JFK die? Describe what happened?
How has JFK impacted / effected us today?
Martin Luther King Jr.

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

SNCC
NAACP
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The March on Washington (I Have a Dream Speech)
Relationship with John F. Kennedy

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

What did MLK do before he became a civil rights activist / leader? Education? Family?
How did MLK participate in the Civil Rights Movement? What did he do?
How did MLK die? Describe what happened that day.
How does MLK effect us today?

Mexico Post World War II

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party)
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)
President Lazaro Cardenas
Carlos Salinas
Vicente Fox

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe the condition of Mexico after World War II.
How is Mexico’s government structured? (President? Vice-President? Congress?
What are the main exports of Mexico? (How does the government make money)
Describe Mexico’s economy. (Where do people work? What do they do?)

The Vietnam War

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Containment
Ho Chi Mi
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
The Mai Li Massacre / Tet Offensive
The Vietcong
The life of American Soldiers

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

What were the main causes of the Vietnam War?
What happened during the war? Who was involved?
How did people in the U.S. feel about the Vietnam War? What was the outcome?
How does the Vietnam War effect us today?
Change in Argentina / Juan & Eva Peron

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Juan Peron (Describe his early life)
Eva Peron (Describe her early life)
The Falklands War

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

How and why did Juan Peron come to power in 1946 in Argentina?
What kind of power did Eva Peron have in Argentina?
How did Eva Peron die? What happened to Juan after she died?
Did Argentina have any problems after the Peron’s left power? Describe them.


Nelson Mandela

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Apartheid
ANC (African National Congress)
Desmond Tutu
F.W. de Klerk

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe his early life. Family? Education?
How did Mandela feel about Apartheid? What did he do about it?
Why was Nelson Mandela thrown into prison? What did he do?
Why was he released from prison? How did he become President?
What did he do as president of South Africa?


Mikhail Gorbachev

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Glasnost
Perestroika
The August Coup of 1991
Ronald Reagan
Boris Yeltsin

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe Gorbachev’s early life. Family? Education? Job?
How did he become premier? What did he do as the Soviet Unions (Russia’s) new leader?
How did he lose his power? What happened?
Where is Gorbachev today? What does he do?
The Collapse of the Soviet Union

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The Fall of the Berlin Wall
Communism
Mikhail Gorbachev
Ronald Reagan
The August Coup of 1991
Boris Yeltsin

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

What events caused the Soviet Union to collapse? How did it happen?
How did East Germany gain its independence and unify with West Germany?
What kind of government did the new Russian Federation create? Who is currently in charge?


The European Union

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The European Economic Community (EEC)
Globalization

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Why was the European Union formed? Which countries are in it? Where is its headquarters?
Why did the United Kingdom refuse to change its currency to the “Euro”? What was it worried about?
How did this Union effect Europe economic power? Did it make it weaker? More Powerful?
What is the current status of the European Union currently?


Rwanda

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Hutu’s
Tutsis
Genocide

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

What caused the conflict between the Hutu’s and the Tutsis?
Describe the results, actions, and events of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
What finally stopped the genocide in Rwanda?
What is the current status of Rwanda today? Could another genocide occur?
Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

J. Robert Oppenheimer
General Leslie Groves
The Manhattan Project
Einstein’s letter to FDR
Harry Truman
Little Boy / Fat Man / The Enola Gay

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

What were the factors that influenced Truman’ decision to use the bomb on Japan?
Describe what happened at Hiroshima.
Describe what happened at Nagasaki.
When and where did the Japanese surrender to the US? What happened to the Japanese Emperor?

The Nuremberg Trials

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
Sir Geoffrey Lawrence
Albert Speer
Francis Biddle
Major-General Iona Nikitchenko
Herman Goring
Rudolf Hess
Hans Frank

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
When did the Nuremberg Trials take place? Why was this location chosen?
How long did they last? Why?
What are war crimes?
What were the defendant’s charged with? What evidence was provided?
What happened to some of the defendant’s while they were imprisoned?
What were the defendant’s sentenced to?

The Iron Curtain

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
Potsdam Meeting
NATO & The Warsaw Pact
Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
Containment
The Truman Doctrine
The Marshall Plan & Berlin Airlift

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
Which events caused the Iron Curtain to fall?
Why didn’t Stalin agree to hold free elections in Europe?
Was the Iron Curtain the primary cause of the Cold War?
How long was the Iron Curtain in place? When did it finally fall?
The Chinese Civil War

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Mao Zedong
Jiang Jieshi aka (Chiang Ki-Shek)
The People’s Republic of China
Taiwan
Kuomintang
Chinese Communist Party
The People’s Liberation Army

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

How did the Nationalist & Communist parties in China unite to fight Japan? What did each side do in WWII?
Who initially had the advantage at the start of the Chinese Civil War? List the advantages and disadvantages
each side had.
Who won? Why did they win?
What happened to China immediately after the war? How did the Chinese Civil War effect the Cold War?

The Space Race

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Sputnik & Explorer 1
Yuri Gagarin & Alan Shepard
John Glenn & Valentina Tereshkova
The New Frontier
Apollo 11 Flight & Neil Armstrong
Apollo-Soyuz mission

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Why did the Space Race begin? What event marked the end of the Space Race?
What is an ICBM? What role did it play in the Space Race?
Which destinations did both the US and Soviets explore?
Why did it matter so much to be “First” in space? What did this show the rest of the world?

The Cuban Missile Crisis

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

John F Kennedy
Nikita Khrushchev
The Bay of Pigs
Fidel Castro
Brinksmanship
The Hot Line & Limited Test Ban Treaty

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

How close did the world come to nuclear War?
How did the U.S. find out about the nuclear missiles in Cuba?
What options did Kennedy have as a response to the USSR’s refusal to remove its nuclear weapons from Cuba?
How did the crisis end? What were the results?
South Africa & Apartheid

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Afrikaner
Apartheid
African National Congress (ANC)
Desmond Tutu
Nelson Mandela
F.W. De Klerk

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

When did South Africa become an independent nation in the British Commonwealth?
When and why did Apartheid start in South Africa? Describe some of the conditions of Apartheid and how it
effected the white and black population in South Africa.
When and how did Apartheid end? What issues does South Africa face presently? (AIDS, Crime Rate,
Unemployment)

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The Berlin Airlift
The German Democratic Republic
The Construction of the Berlin Wall
Kikita Khrushchev
Mikhail Gorbachev
John F. Kennedy’s “Ich bin en Berliner” Speech
The Re-unification of Germany

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Why was the Berlin wall constructed? What did the Soviets want to accomplish by building the wall?
Describe the construction, size, and set-up of the Berlin Wall. Where is it located?
Did anyone try to escape over the wall into West Berlin? Give examples.
Why did the Berlin Wall finally come down? What events caused this?

Ho Chi Mingh

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The   Vietcong
The   French Occupation of Vietnam
The   American Occupation of Vietnam
The   Tet Offensive
The   Gulf of Tonkin Incident

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe his early life. Family? Education?
How did he become North Vietnams powerful leaders?
How did he fight the French when they were taking over Vietnam?
How did he fight the Americans? How did he die?
The War on Terrorism

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Cyberterrorism
1972 Olympic Games Munich
Al-Qaeda / FARC / Aum Shinrikyo / Hamas
September 11th / Tokyo & London Underground Bombings / Madrid Train Bombings
Department of Homeland Security
The Patriot Act
War in Afganistan / Iraq

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe some of the reason why Terrorism exists? What are the motives of terrorists?
Describe how governments have responded to and are fighting terrorists today.
How does terrorism effect the lives of everyday people throughout the world? Can anything be done to stop it
from continuing?



Indira Gandhi & Independent India

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Congress Party
Muslim League
Muhammad Ali Jinnah & Jawaharlal Nehru
Partition
Hindu & Muslim Division
Sikh Extremists

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

When did India receive its Independence from the British?
Why did India and Pakistan divide?
What is happening in the region of Kashmir?
What happened at the Goldn Temple at Amristar?
How did Indira Gandhi die? Who replaced her as prime minister?
Fidel Castro & Communist Cuba

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Fidel Castro
Nikita Khrushchev
Fulgencio Batista
CIA
The Bay of Pigs
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Embargo

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

How did Castro come to power? What did he promise the people of Cuba? Did he keep his promises?
What kind of relationship did Castro have with the United States?
What kind of relationship did Castro have with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev?
How is the relationship between Cuba and the United States currently?


Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Glasnost
Perestroika
INF Treaty
The August Coup in the USSR
Strategic Defense Initiative
“Reaganomics”

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe the early lives and rise to power of Reagan and Gorbachev. Did they have any similarities?
What actions did Ronald Reagan take as President to help end the Cold War?
What actions did Mikhail Gorbachev take as Premier to help end the Cold War?
What happened to Reagan and Gorbachev after they retired from politics?
Margaret Thatcher

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The Falklands War
Views on Northern Ireland
Brighton Hotel Bombing
Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Anglo Irish Agreement
Sino-British Joint Declaration


KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe Thatcher’s early life. Where was she educated? What did she do before becoming Prime Minister?
How long was she Prime Minister of the UK? What were some of her greatest successes? Biggest failures?
What happened to Thatcher after she was removed from office?

Troubles in Northern Ireland / IRA

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The Troubles
Sinn Fein
Bloody Sunday
Nationalists & Catholics
Unionists & Protestants
The Belfast Agreement
The Good Friday Agreement

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe the relationship between Ireland and Great Britain before 1920.
Why did Northern Ireland remain with Great Britain?
How has the conflict in Northern Ireland affected citizens of the UK and Ireland?
What is the current status of politics in Northern Ireland? What issues still remain troublesome?

Civil War in the Congo / Angola

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Mobutu Sese Seko
Laurent Kabila
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MLPA)
National Union of the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA)
The battle of Cuito Cuanavale

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

What imperial countries controlled Angola and the Congo prior to the independence movement? How did they
achieve independence from their colonial powers?
What is the current status of government in both countries? Have they changed?
Who were the MLPA and UNITA backed by during their Civil War? What was the outcome of the conflict?
What is the Ituri Conflict? Describe what is currently taking place.
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The Automobile Culture of America
KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
Drive-In Theatres
Cars w/ Automatic Transmissions
Drive Thru Restaurants
Route 66
Interstate Highway Act
Freeway System
“Red Cars” of Los Angeles

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

What kind of impact did “Automania” have on public transportation? What state was impacted the most?
What were some of the different advertising campaigns set up to sell cars after WWII? Describe them.
What were some of the positive effects of “Automania”? What were some of the negative effects?

Music of the 1950’s
KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
Alan Freed
Rock N’ Roll
“Payola”
Little Richard & Elvis Presley
Chuck Berry & Bill Haley and the Comets
Jazz
Miles Davis
“American Bandstand”

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

How did mass media (TV, Radio, Movies) contribute to the success of Rock n’ Roll?
Why were black musicians less successful than white musicians in the 1950’s? How many white musicians sang
songs written by black musicians?
What was the biggest impact of the music of the 1950’s?

JFK’s Assassination
KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
Lee Harvey Oswald
Lyndon Johnson
Jack Ruby
The Warren Commission
JFK Records Act

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe the scene before, during, and after the assassination in Dallas. How did the nation react to the
President’s death?
Describe the transition of power from JFK to LBJ. Was it smooth? What does this say about the way the US
government is set up?
Describe the conspiracy theory that JFK was assassinated by the CIA.
Life of Soldiers in Vietnam
KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
Vietcong
“Search & Destroy” Missions
Agent Orange
Napalm
“The Draft”
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
P.O.W Camps
KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
How did many U.S. soldiers pass the time in Vietnam when they were not engaged in combat?
What advantages did U.S. soldiers have in the Vietnam War?
Describe the terrain and climate of Vietnam. What difficulties did U.S. soldiers encounter?
What difficulties did U.S. soldiers have in fighting against the Vietcong? Describe the tunnel system of the
Vietcong.
How were U.S. soldiers treated when they returned home from Vietnam?

The Tet Offensive
KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
Tet
Ho Chi Mingh Trail
Vietcong
General Westmoreland
ARVN
KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
Summarize the events of the Vietnam War up to the Tet Offensive. What was the status of the war before the
Tet Offensive?
Describe what happened during the Tet Offensive. What was the end result? What kind of impact did it have on
the Vietnam War?
What impact did the Tet Offensive have on the Presidency of LBJ?
What impact did the Tet Offensive have on the anti-war protest movement in the USA?

Cesar Chavez & The United Farm Workers
KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
Cesar Chavez
The Brown Berets
1968 Los Angeles Walkouts
The UFW
Dolores Huerta
Barrios
KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
Describe the early life and upbringing of Cesar Chavez. How did Chavez try to organize a union for California
Farm Workers?
Describe the events leading up to the boycott of California grapes. What was the result of the boycott?
What actions did Chavez take to bring attention to his movement? What did he do?
What impact did the work of Chavez and the UFW have on Latino-Americans?
The Women’s Rights Movement
KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
Feminism
Presidential Commission on the Status of Women
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Gloria Steinem
Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
Phyllis Schlafly
KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
Describe women’s role in the workplace after World War II. What kind of difficulties did they face in the
American workplace in the 1950’s and 1960’s?
Describe the impact of the Roe versus Wade court case on the women’s rights movement.
What impact did the Higher Education Act have on the women’s rights movement?
What impact has the Women’s Rights Movement had on American Society today. Give specific examples.

The 1960’s Counterculture
KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
Woodstock Music Festival
Haight-Ashbury
The Summer of Love
LSD & Drug Culture
Monterey Pop Festival
“Free Love”
“Hippies”
The Human Be-In
KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
How did the counterculture of the 1960’s begin? What was it rejecting?
What was the impact of the Woodstock Music Festival?
How was the counterculture involved in the Vietnam War protest movement?
The Counterculture tends to be portrayed positively by history. What are some of its darker aspects? What
negative effects did it have on American society?

Music of the 1960’s
KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
The Beatles & The Rolling Stones
Motown Records / Artists
James Brown & Soul Music
Bob Dylan & Folk Music
Jimi Hendrix & The Who
The Ed Sullivan Show
Black Sabbath & Led Zeppelin
KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
Describe the different kinds of musical genres of the 1960’s. (Rock, Blues, Psychedelic, Soul, Motown, Metal)
What were some of the most known protest songs of the 1960’s? Did all musical artists embrace these?
Which artists had the biggest impact on American Society? From a social standpoint? An economic standpoint?
What kind of impact did the music of the 1960’s have upon the current music industry?
Andy Warhol & The Pop Art Movement

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Abstract Expressionism
Roy Lichtenstein
Andy Warhol
Wayne Thiebaud
Edward Ruscha
Jasper Johns
Post Modern Art

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe Andy’s Warhol’s early life. Life as an artist. How did he die?
How did the pop art movement begin? Where was it originally based?
Describe and analyze some of the famous pieces of pop art. What kind of impact does pop art have on today’s
post-modern artists.


The War on Terrorism

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Cyberterrorism
1972 Olympic Games Munich
Al-Qaeda / FARC / Aum Shinrikyo / Hamas
September 11th / Tokyo & London Underground Bombings / Madrid Train Bombings
Department of Homeland Security
The Patriot Act
War in Afganistan / Iraq

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe some of the reason why Terrorism exists? What are the motives of terrorists?
Describe how governments have responded to and are fighting terrorists today.
How does terrorism effect the lives of everyday people throughout the world? Can anything be done to stop it
from continuing?
The Vietnam Protest Movement

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

“The Draft”
“Hanoi Jane”
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
Free Speech Movement (FSM)
1967 New York Central Park Draft Protest
“Doves” versus “Hawks”
Kent State Shootings

KEY QUESTIONS

Describe how the protest movement spread across the country.
How did protesters treat soldiers returning from Vietnam? Did their behavior contradict their message of peace?
How did popular musicians take part in the Vietnam Protest Movement?
What was the effect of the protest movement on the Vietnam War? What kind of impact did it have?

Jimmy Carter

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

National Energy Act
SALT II Agreement
The Camp David Accords
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
The Iran Hostage Crisis
Habitat for Humanity

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe the energy crisis of the 1970’s. How did President Carter confront the issue?
Describe Carter’s efforts in Civil Rights and Human Rights.
Why did Carter decide to give the Panama Canal to Panama?
What did Carter do after he was defeated in the 1980 Presidential Election?

U-2 Inncident

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

CIA
KGB
Francis Gary Powers
Dwight Eisenhower
Nikita Khrushchev
U-2 Spy Plane

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Talk about President Eisenhower’s “Open Skies” proposal at the 1955 Geneva convention. How did Khrushchev
react?
Why were the U-2’s flying over Russia? Describe what happened to Powers after he was shot down.
How did the Soviets react to the U-2 incident? What did they demand from the United States?
What effect did the U-2 incident have upon the Cold War?
Braceros

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Mechanized Farming
Immigration Act of 1924
Immigration and Nationality Act amendments of 1965
Immigration Reform and Control Act (Simpson-Mazzoli Act
Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act
United Farm Workers
Cesar Chavez

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Why was the Bracero Program started? Describe the agricultural and railroad Bracero Program.
Describe what happened to the Bracero Program after World War II.
Describe some of the experiences or stories of those who were part of the Bracero Program.
What is the current status of guest worker programs in the United States?


Harry S. Truman

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
1948 Presidential Election
The Marshall Plan / Berlin Airlift
Truman Doctrine
The Korean War
Douglas MacArthur
McCarthysism

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Describe what Truman did before he became president. How did he ascend to the Presidency?
What were some of Truman’s major successes as a President? Failures?
What happened to Truman after he left office? What did he do?
Where does he rank among the U.S. Presidents? Good? Bad?
Life of Soldiers in Vietnam
KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE
Vietcong
“Search & Destroy” Missions
Agent Orange
Napalm
“The Draft”
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
P.O.W Camps
KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
How did many U.S. soldiers pass the time in Vietnam when they were not engaged in combat?
What advantages did U.S. soldiers have in the Vietnam War?
Describe the terrain and climate of Vietnam. What difficulties did U.S. soldiers encounter?
What difficulties did U.S. soldiers have in fighting against the Vietcong? Describe the tunnel system of the
Vietcong.
How were U.S. soldiers treated when they returned home from Vietnam?

The Berlin Airlift & Marshall Plan

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

The Potsdam Conference
Satellite Nations
Containment
“Iron Curtain”
The Truman Doctrine
The Marshall Pan
NATO & Warsaw Pact
The Candy Bombers

KEY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Why did Stalin and the Soviets put up a blockade of West Berlin, shutting it off from the outside world? What did
they hope to accomplish by this?
How long did the airlift last? Who participated? What are some of the major statistics of the airlift?
What was the fallout from the American & British success of the Berlin Airlift? What did it do to the relationship
between NATO and the Soviet Union?
The Holocaust

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Kristallnacht
The Plight of the St. Louis
The Final Solution
Ghetto’s
Anne Frank
The SS
Himmler, Gobbells, & Hitler
The Jewish Resistance
Auchwitz

KEY QUESTIONS

What other populations suffered during the Holocaust besides the Jewish Population.
Describe the conditions, structure, and locations of the Concentration Camps of Europe.
How did the Jewish population of Europe fight back against Nazi tyranny?
How and when were many of the camps liberated?
What are the final statistics of the Holocaust? Dead? Missing?


Women in World War 2

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

Women’s Auxilliary Army Corps (WAAC)
“Rosie the Riveter” & American Women in WW2
Eleanor Roosevelt
Marina Raskova & Russian Women Soldiers in WW2
The National Service Act of 1941 & British Women in WW2
Tokyo Rose
Women Spies during WW2
Women in the Resistance Movement

KEY QUESTIONS

How key were the contributions of women in the Allied victory in WW2? Why?
What kind of roles did German women play during WW2?
What other roles did women take on during WW2 besides joining the military or the workforce?
What kind of impact did the participation of women in WW2 have on women today?
Victory in Europe – End of World War 2

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

D-Day & Operation Overlord
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Operation Market Garden
The Battle of the Bulge
Liberation of the Concentration Camps
The Fall of Berlin
The Fuherbunker
V-E Day

KEY QUESTIONS

Describe the importance of the 3 major battles listed? How did they help the allies win the war?
Who were the 1st Allied troops to liberate a Concentration Camp? Describe their reaction.
Why did the British and the Americans let the Soviets take Berlin? What were the politics behind it?
How Adolf Hitler meet his death? When did Germany finally surrender?

Victory in the Pacific – End of World War 2

KEY TERMS / EVENTS / PEOPLE

“Island Hopping” Campaign
General Douglas MacArthur
Admiral Chester Nimitz
The Battle of Guadalcanal
Kamikazes
The Battle of Iwo Jima
The Battle of Okinawa

KEY QUESTIONS

What is considered the turning point in the War in the Pacific?
Describe the participation of the British Commonwealth Forces, and their key role in the Allied Victory.
Describe the reasons why the allies were worried about the proposed invasion of Japan, after the Battle of
Okinawa. Why was Russia not helping in the Pacific against the Japanese?

								
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