American history key terms

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Affirmitive action
goverment programme that seeks to encourage positive discrimination in favour for under represented groups/favouring the discriminated against
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American Exceptionalism
the idea that america is unique or exceptional
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Appeasment
giving into others demands to prevent them getting aggressive
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ARVN
army of the republic of vietnam
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attorney general
head of the department of justice
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attrition
process of reducing someones strength though gradual, sustained attack
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baby boom
rapid rise in population/births after ww2
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Bible belt
an informal term describing the conservative and religious southern stated and part of the midwest
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big goverment
critical right wing term to describe a goverment too large or ineffective
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bill of rights
first ten amendments of US constinituation laying out all americans rights
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bipartisan
2 party goverment sytem, when common ground is found beetween traditionally opposite sides
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blaxploitation
1970s genre of films including black actors, targeted at an urban black audience
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blue collar worker
name given to those working in industry
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boycott
refusal to buying product/using service as a means to pressure them into change
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brezhnev docrtrine
policy outlined in 1968 saying USSR would support communist goverments when threatened
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brinksmanship
pushing opponent to the edge in hope they will concede
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busing
using school buses to move students around, ensuring schools are racially mixed even if area if one ethnic group
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campaign
process of persuading people to vote for a partty or induvidual
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capatalism
economic and political sytem where trade and industry are controlled privately to make a profit rather than by goverment.
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caucus
meeting of members in a political party to select candidates or decide policy
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commencment address
speech given to univesity students at graduation by someone of merit
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conspiracy theory
a thery suggesting a group has covered up, through secret and delibirate action, a harmful or illegal situation
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constitution
the rule book on how the country should be organised
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convention
formal meeting of a US political party to choose candidates or establish policy
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counterculture
anti establishment movement, created by civil rights movement
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the idea that america is unique or exceptional

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American Exceptionalism

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giving into others demands to prevent them getting aggressive

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army of the republic of vietnam

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head of the department of justice

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