AP US History II
April 16, 2015
Ch. 28 Key Terms
Martin Luther King Jr.
U.S. Baptist minister and civil rights leader. A noted orator, he opposed discrimination against blacks by organizing nonviolent resistance and peaceful mass demonstrations. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
Author who wrote The Other American. He alerted those in the mainstream to what he saw in the rundown and hidden communities of the country.
He an American poet. He wrote in his Poem "Howl" about the destructive forces of conformity in the United States.
a group of young poets, writers, and artists who wrote harsh critiques of what they considered the sterility and conformity of american life, the meaninglessness of american politics, and the banality of popular culture; visible evidence of a widespread restlessness.
Dien Bien Phu disastrous siege in north vietnam when french troops became surrounded; only american intervention could prevent the total collapse of the french military effort.
A spectacular valley on the border between Utah and Colorado. The govt proposed building a dam across the Green River, which runs through this valley. The American environmental movement strongly opposed this. Bernard DeVoto, a well known writer and Champion of the
American west, who published an essay on the building of the dam. Congress bowed to public pressure and did not build the dam, preserving the valley.
Elvis Presley greatest early rock star; became a symbol of youthful determination to push at the borders of the conventional and acceptable; openly sexual; drew heavily from black rhythm and blues traditions. Fidel Castro a Cuban political leader and former communist revolutionary. A primary leader of the Cuban
Revolution, Castro served as the Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, then as the
President of the Council of State of Cuba and the President of Council of Ministers of Cuba until his resignation from office in 2008.
John Foster Dulles
(18881956) served as the Secretary of State under Eisenhower; significant figure in the early cold war era, advocating an aggressive stance against communism throughout the world.
john foster dulles' inclination for tense confrontations; included pushing the soviet union to the brink of war in order to exact concessions
(19191972) the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era, debuting with the
Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka a landmark decision of the US Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the
Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896.
(19132005) an African American civil rights activist who started the Montgomery Bus
Boycott when she refused to give up her seat.
Massive Retaliation a military doctrine and nuclear strategy in which a state commits itself to retaliate in much greater force in the event of an attack.
In 1954, the American scientist who introduced an effective vaccine against the