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President who stated, 'I believe it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorites or outside pressures'
Created the containment policy, which said the United States would defend countries in danger of Soviet takeover
Created a plan which sent more than $12 billion to Europe
Recommended an all-out confrontation with China during the Korean War
Former State Department official who was found guilty of consorting with a Communist spy
Wisconsin senator who claimed to have a list of more than 200 known Communists working for the State Department
Broke the color barrier in baseball
Presidential candidate who everyone thought would beat Truman in his run for a second term
War hero who was elected president in 1952
Wrote 'On the Road,' a novel reflecting the spiritual unrest of the 1950s
Known as 'The King of Rock and Roll'
Brought about the Supreme Court case that ruled 'separate educational facilities are inherently unequal'
Actions sparked the Montgomery bus boycott
Inspired by Henry David Thoreau and Mohandas Gandhi, encouraged peaceful protests
Coined the phrase 'massive retaliation,' describing the response the United States would give if the Soviets attacked
Elected president in 1960, created a domestic program called the New Frontier
Director of Mississippi's NAACP, shot by an anti-integrationist in 1963
Took office after Kennedy, immediately began calling for the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who worked to expand civil rights
A minister of the Nation of Islam who called for a more agressive approach to claiming civil rights
Wrote 'The Feminine Mystique,' sparking the reemergence of the woman's rights movement
Slaughtered a village of innocent civilians in South Vietnam
Assassinated favorite for the Democratic nomination in 1968; critic of the Vietnam War
Pro-war Democratic presidential candidate in 1968
Elected president in 1968; promised to end American involvement in Vietnam through a process called 'Vietnamization'
Ran a segregationist third-party campaign in 1968
Secretary of State who ended American involvement in Vietnam in 1973
Turned the Pentagon Papers over to the press
Took over office after Nixon resigned; pardoned Nixon
Nixon's first vice president who resigned because of impending criminal charges
Elected president in 1976; brokered a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt
Elected president in 1980; tried to restore the economy using supply-side economics
Cold War ended under this president who was elected in 1988
First African American to run for the Democratic presidential nomination
First African American justice of the Supreme Court
Conservative evangelical who helped form the New Right movement
Director of the CIA under Eisenhower who helped install pro-American governments in Guatemala and Iran
Executed for selling nuclear secrets to the Soviets
Poet of the Beat Generation who wrote 'Howl'
Assassinated President Kennedy
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Oct 21st, 2012 at 20:09 GMT
It's a good quiz because it covers the key U.S. figures from that period, so thank you for making it. However, right now the clue for George Bush describes him as the president who was elected in 1980; that should be 1988.
Oct 21st, 2012 at 23:24 GMT
Woops! Thank you!
Apr 30th, 2013 at 15:23 GMT
Lots of these people had little to do with the Cold War. Biggest mistake was Alger Hiss. He wasn't found guilty of consorting with a Communist spy, he was the Communist spy. And he was found guilty of perjury.
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