Key Concept 8.1 — The United States responded to an uncertain and unstable postwar world by asserting and working to maintain a position of global leadership, with far-reaching domestic and international consequences.
Key Concept 8.2 — New movements for civil rights and liberal efforts to expand the role of government generated a range of political and cultural responses.
Key Concept 8.3 — Postwar economic and demographic changes had far-reaching consequences for American society, politics, and culture.
Must-Know Review Terms List
List of Factual Content for the APUSH Test (Revised 2017)
- Cold War/Détente
- Communism - world & home
- Korean conflict
- “military industrial complex”
- Oil crises/energy policy
- Civil rights move./other activists
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Brown v. Board of Education
- Lyndon Johnson
- The Great Society
- Civil Rights Act (1964)
- Supreme Court decisions
- Vietnam War
- Immigration Act of 1965
- Evangelism/religious fundamentalism
- Gilder Lehrman Institute: Period 8
- Khan Academy: Period 8
- JFK Library: The Bay of Pigs
- Britannica: Vietnam War - see especially the "quick facts" column on the right.
- Britannica: Korean War
- USHistory.org: LBJ's Great Society
- Miller Center (UVA): Jimmy Carter