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U.S. in the 1950's (Grade 6)

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U.S. in the 1950's

What was the main reason President Eisenhower wanted to create an interstate highway system for the United States?

Mark 3 things that are true about a Communist government.
  1. The government owns almost all of the land, businesses & industries.
  2. The government controls where the people live & work.
  3. The government chooses who people will marry.
  4. The government allows a lot of freedom in speech & religion.
  5. The government gives out goods according to need instead of how hard a person works.
During the Cold War, the Soviet Union had a                                      dictatorship government and the United States & Western Europe had capitalist                                    governments. These 2 types of government were very different from each other.
"McCarthyism" refers to what?
  1. Anyone who followed the teachings & career of Joe McCarthy.
  2. Bounty hunters who worked to track down traitors.
  3. The time when many people were being falsely accused of Communist activity.
  4. Spies who lived in the Soviet Union and passed secrets to the United States.
Korea was split into 2 parts after World War II.
  1. True
  2. False
Why did the United States fight in the Korean War?

President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a well-known war hero before he became President of the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
When the United States soldiers came home after the end of World War II, many of them received a free                                education, got married, and needed affordable                                 , so they moved to the suburbs. Many                                  were born during this time.
Name 2 goods that most families in the 1950's owned in their suburban homes.

During the Cold War, the United States hurried to develop two areas more quickly than the Soviet Union. These 2 things were known as the                          Race and the                          Race.
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