5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Hubert Humphrey
- Francis Gary Powers
- cost-plus contracts
- Credibility gap
- a pilot of the U-2 plane shot down by the U.S.S.R. (Yes, we were spying and were caught). He didn't die, but was captured. We had to negotiate to get him released. We exchanged Rudolph Abel (A USSR spy we captured) for him.
- b LBJ's vice president and McCarthy's opposition in 1968 primary after LBJ stepped down. won nomination; not presidency.
- c the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)
- d The gap between the Johnson Administration and the American public support
- e the government agreed to pay a company whatever it cost to make a product plus a guranteed percentage of the costs as a profit
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Hitler's expansionist theory based on a drive to acquire "living space" for the German people
- the French military base fell after a 56-day siege by Vietnam troops
- 1940 - U.S. agreed to "lend" its older destroyers to Great Britain. (Destroyers were major warships that made up the bulk of most countries' navies.) Signaled the end of U.S. neutrality in the war.
- Flew the Enola Gay over Hiroshima and dropped the first atomic bomb, Little Boy
- United States labor agents recruited thousands of farm and railroad workers from Mexico. The program stimulated emigration for Mexico.
5 True/False Questions
Dean Rusk → a city in northern France on the North Sea where in World War II (1940) 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches at Dunkirk in a desperate retreat under enemy fire
Korematsu v US → Crucial naval battle which stopped the Japanese march across the Pacific, first time all fighting was done by carrier based aircraft
Chiang Kai-shek → General and leader of Nationalist China after 1925. Although he succeeded Sun Yat-sen as head of the Guomindang, he became a military dictator whose major goal was to crush the communist movement led by Mao Zedong. (p. 788)
Leyte Gulf → The American Secretary of State during the Vietnam War
Long Telegram → a telegram sent from George Kennan to the USSR outlining the policy of containment