The USA,1945-1975: land of freedom? key terms

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Cold War- Political hostility between countries that stops short of actual armed conflict.

Communism-a system of government in which that state plans ad controls the economy and a single party governs the country. Communism aims to ensure that all goods are equally shared by people.

House Un-American Activities Committee (HAUC)- a committee of the US house of Representative, created to investigate people and organisations suspected of being disloyal to the USA.

Civil Rights- legal rights, such as freedom of speech and right to a fair trial. Most African Americans lacked these in the 1950s.

Lynching- murder usually carried out by a mob.

Jim Crow- the…


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