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Neutrality Act:
Congress passed it in 1935, trying to avoid America from becoming involved in WW2.

Pearl Harbor:
Was attacked by Japan on December 7, 1941, and America got into the war against the Axis powers.

Superpower:
During the war, America's economy grew, and by 1945 more than half of the goods produced came from the USA.

The USSR:
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was a communist country, and America viewed this as dictatorship.

The Cold War:
The war between the USSR and America, with no military action in either of the countries.

Containment:
The aim was to stop further communist expansion anywhere in the world.

NATO:
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an alliance formed to oppose communism.

Consumer Economy:
Unequaled prosperity based on the flow of newer and more desirable goods to buy.

McCarthyism:
Innocent people lost their jobs, and people were questioned with the possibility of going to jail, because the crusade against communism led to fear at home.

Civil Rights Movement:
Movement fighting for the rights of dark people in America who were discriminated.

Counter-culture:
Group of people which rejected the materialistic lifestyle and easy self-congratulations of most Americans.

Silent Majority:
White Americans who became skeptical of the liberal reforms that JFK and Lyndon B. Johnson came with.

War on Terror:
In 2002, George W. Bush proclaimed a war against terror.

Privatization:
transferring ownership of a business, or public property from the public sector to the private sector.

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