How was the presidency of Gerald Ford unique as compared to previous presidencies? He was the first president who:
was not elected to either the presidency or the office of vice president (Nixon chose him because Nixon and his original VP Spiro Agnew resigned)
The 3 issues eroded the American public's support for the Vietnam War:
The Tet Offensive, The Pentagon Papers and the My Lai Massacre
Why did violence erupt during the Democratic National Convention of 1968 in Chicago?
Vietnam War protests
In general it can be said that decisions made by the Warren Court greatly influenced what kind of rights?
individual rights (Fore ex: abortion, search and seizure, right to legal counsel, right to remain silent to avoid incrimination)
What is the overall goal of President Johnson's Great Society? He wanted to end:
Why was Medicare established?
to provide health care to the elderly
Roe v. Wade was based on the constitutional principle of right to:
A major stated goal of the Republican party since the 1980's has been to reduce the power and role of the:
federal government (cut back on welfare benefits started under Johnson's Great Society initiative)
What is the lasting or long term effect of the Watergate scandal?
trust in public officials was undermined
The Camp David Accords negotiated during President Jimmy Carter's administration were an attempt to:
promote peace in the Middle East by reducing tensions between Egypt and Israel
In the 1970's many women's rights advocates pushed support for passage of this proposed amendment:
the Equal Rights Amendment
Caesar Chavez speaking out for migrant farm workers in the 60's and La Raza Unida advocated for this particular minority group:
How can we compare Rachel Carson and Ralph Nader to muckrakers from the Progressive Era?
They both attempted to expose problems in our society
Which conservative Republican running against LB Johnson supported arguments such as "The government is trying to do too much, I don't want my hard earned money supporting a bunch of lazy people!"
This free trade between the US, Mexico and Canada encouraged participation in the global economy:
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)
One key similarity between President Andrew Johnson (during Reconstruction years) and President Bill Clinton is that both:
were impeached but not convicted
The "trickle down" economic theory of Herbert Hoover and the "supply side" economic policies under President Ronald Reagan were based on the idea that:
economic growth depends on making increased amounts of capital (money) available to business owners so they can create more jobs and stimulate the economy.
How did President Reagan's supply side economic policy work?
It lowered taxes on personal and business income (freeing up money that could be spent on stimulating the economy)
Which action was President Gerald Ford most heavily criticized over regarding the Watergate scandal?
He pardoned Nixon
Why was President Nixon's visit to China significant? It created a:
detente reducing the tensions between the US and Communist China
What did the federal government create in response to the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon?
Our government created a cabinet level agency for homeland security.
Reflectig Back: CORE, SNCC and the NAACP collectively illustrated what important point about the efforts of the Civil Rights Movement?
Different approaches can be used to achieve a common goal