HIST 125 Chapter 3: AFTER WW 2

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AFTER WW 2
Gorbachev
Final leader of the Soviet Union, helped contribute to the end of the Cold War
Sandra Day O'Connor
First woman appointed to supreme court justice - from Arizona
Brown v. Board
Said that separate but equal isn't equal
Bay of Pigs
CIA plot in 1961 to overthrow Fidel Castro by training Cuban exiles to invade and
supporting them with American airpower. The mission failed and became a public
relations disaster early in JFKs presidency.
Missile Crisis
Standoff between JFK and Nikita Khrushchev in October 1962 over Soviet plans to
install nuclear weapons in Cuba. Although the crisis was ultimately settled in
America's favor and represented a foreign-policy triumph for Kennedy, it brought
the world's superpowers perilously close to the brink of nuclear confrontation.
D-Day
A massive military operation led by American forces in Normandy beginning on
June 6, 1944. The pivotal battle led to the liberation of France and brought on the
final phases of WWII in Europe.
Truman Doctrine
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Final leader of the soviet union, helped contribute to the end of the cold war. First woman appointed to supreme court justice - from arizona. Cia plot in 1961 to overthrow fidel castro by training cuban exiles to invade and supporting them with american airpower. The mission failed and became a public relations disaster early in jfks presidency. Standoff between jfk and nikita khrushchev in october 1962 over soviet plans to install nuclear weapons in cuba. America"s favor and represented a foreign-policy triumph for kennedy, it brought the world"s superpowers perilously close to the brink of nuclear confrontation. A massive military operation led by american forces in normandy beginning on. The pivotal battle led to the liberation of france and brought on the final phases of wwii in europe. President truman"s universal pledge of support for any people fighting any communist or communist-inspired threat.

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