Key Period 8
APUSH Exam Rreview
The Space Race was a 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for supremacy in spaceflight capability.By landing on the moon, the United States effectively “won” the space race that had begun with Sputnik’s launch in 1957. For their part, the Soviets made four failed attempts to launch a lunar landing craft between 1969 and 1972, including a spectacular launch-pad explosion in July 1969
Griswold v. Connecticut
Miranda v. Arizona
GREAT SOCIETY HAS NOT BEEN ASKED. KNOW SEVERAL ASPECTS
Medicare and Medicaid
Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Feminine Mystique
The Beat Generation was a group of authors whose literature explored and influenced American culture in the post-World War II era. The bulk of their work was published and popularized throughout the 1950s.
1965 Immigration Acts
changed the way quotas were allocated by ending the National Origins Formula that had been in place in the United States since the Emergency Quota Act of 1921. Representative Emanuel Celler of New York proposed the bill, Senator Philip Hart of Michiganco-sponsored it, and Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts helped to promote it.
The Act abolished the quota system based on national origins that had been American immigration policy since the 1920s. The new law maintained the per-country limits, but it also created preference visa categories that focused on immigrants' skills and family relationships with citizens or U.S. residents. The bill set numerical restrictions on visas at 170,000 per year, with a per-country-of-origin quota. However, immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and "special immigrants" had no restrictions
Phyllis Stewart Schlafly was born on August 15, 1924 to John Bruce Stewart and Odile Dodge in St. Louis, Missouri. During her career, she has managed Republican campaigns, served as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention, and served as various chairs for the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is also the author of 20 books on subjects such as the family and feminism, education and phonics. She has also published The Phyllis Schlafly Report, a monthly newsletter and is heard daily on the “Eagle Forum Live,” her radio talk show focused on education.
Schlafly was named one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by Ladies’ Home Journal. She also received the Woman of Achievement Award in 1963, where presenter Richard Amberg, publisher of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat said, “Phyllis Schlafly stands for everything that has made America great and for those things which will keep it that way.”