American History

Match the name to the event:
In order to match these items, determine their significance.
1. Douglas MacArthur
2. Matthew Ridgeway
3. Helen Gahagan Douglas
4. Syngman Rhee
5. Kim Il Sung
A. Successor to Joseph Stalin as leader of the Soviet Union
B. West-friendly South Vietnamese Prime Minister
C. Congressperson who wanted disarmament but by the end of the Cold War came around to the Truman Doctrine
D. Selected as Vice Presidential running mate in 1952 to appeal to the right wing
E. Commander of the United Nations forces in Korea before a very public falling out with U.S. President Harry Truman
F. vietnamese communist and supporter of the Vietminh
G. First Supreme Commander of NATO Forces
H. Named as Commander of the United Nations forces in Korea after dishonorable discharge of predecessor
I. President of the Republic of Korea during war
J. Leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea during war

In order to match these items, determine their significance.
1. Brown v. Board of Education
2. Interstate Highway and Defense System Act
3. 38th Parallel
4. Civil Rights Act of 1957
5. 17th Parallel

A. A mutually shared area by both Koreas, roughly 2.5 miles wide around the post-U.S. containment border
B. Officially recognized border between North and South Korea after WWII and was considered a minimum measure of success after U.S. containment intervention

C. Temporary border established between communist North and democratic South Vietnam, which threatened to execute Eisenhower’s domino theory

D. Promoted as essential to national defense and an impetus to economic growth

E. Although more symbolic than groundbreaking, this was the first federal civil rights legislation since the Reconstruction Era.

F. Overturned the “separate but equal” precedent established in Plessy v. Ferguson

G. Symbol of Soviet technological progress during the Cold War

H. Signed in 1954, this document recognizes Vietnamese independence from France, causing a communist threat and potential U.S. intervention.

I. Vietnamese pro-communist coalition tasked with fighting occupying nations

J. A simplified introduction to Eisenhower’s political platform and intentions

Provide items in correct order by date of occurrence 1st ,2nd ,3rd ,4th ,5th
? The Kitchen Debate
? Vietminh declares independence from France
? NASA established
? Geneva Accords signed, removing democratic French control
? General Dwight D. Eisenhower elected President
Provide items in correct order by date of occurrence 1st,2nd ,3rd ,4th ,5th
? Inchon landing
? Battle of Chosin Reservoir
? UN Forces recapture Seoul
? UN Forces capture Pyongyang
? North Korea captures Seoul

Evaluate the policies and doctrines that helped the United States shift from isolationism to a Superpower during the middle of the 20th century. Be certain to include specific events, doctrines, and people to make your point.
Your response should be a minimum 75 words in length.
You are a journalist in the present. You have just been assigned to write a news story that evaluates the role of the United States during the Cold War era, specifically in Korea. Since your newspaper has a broad audience, you will need to include analysis of other shifts in this time period, including social, political, and economic changes in the Civil Rights movement as well as policies the U.S. takes that shape its role during the Cold War.
Your response should be a minimum 200 words in length.
Unit VI Discussion Board Question
Which reform movement, if any, gained traction from U.S. involvement in Korea, or the Cold War?
Your response should be a minimum 75 words in length
This course has introduced and assessed many noteworthy figures related to the continuing buildup of the United States and its place within the world and globalization during the last 140 years. For this assignment, you will choose a noteworthy civil rights leader from the mid-20th century to the present. Your selection may be taken from speakers or religious, economic, or social leaders. You may not use any U.S. President. This assignment is open to any reform discussed in this course (e.g., creed, race, age, status, or gender).

Prepare an outline of how you would choose to communicate that figure’s relevance to today.




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