History Study Guide pt 1

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T/F: . In his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Police Commissioner "Bull" Connor criticized the civil rights protesters.

False

President Johnson said that "we have just delivered the South to the Republican Party for a long time to come" after

the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The Soviet Union built the Berlin Wall in the aftermath of the

Bay of Pigs invasion.

T/F: President Lyndon B. Johnson was truly committed to civil rights.

True

The march from Selma to Montgomery emphasized

voting rights.

T/F: The sit-ins in 1960 ignited the first mass movement in African American history.

True

T/F: In the 1960 presidential election, Nixon carried more states than Kennedy did

True

. President Johnson decided to escalate the war in Vietnam

to contain communism in the Far East

Michael Harrington's The Other America influenced the

War on Poverty.

T/F: The Tonkin Gulf resolution sanctioned America's escalation of the Vietnam conflict.

True

. In the Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy ordered

a quarantine of Cuba.

. The freedom rides were organized by

the Congress of Racial Equality.

T/F: . By 1966, participants in the black power movement demanded voting rights and declared they would burn the cities until that was accomplished.

False

In Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court ruled on

the rights of a person accused of a crime

T/F: John F. Kennedy constantly worked hard to achieve full civil rights for African Americans.

False

T/F: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 barred racial discrimination in hotels and restaurants.

True

T/F: Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

True

T/F: In 1968, George C. Wallace, a defender of segregation, received over 13 percent of the popular vote for president as the nominee of the American Independent party

True

The Jobs Corps, Head Start, and VISTA were all part of

the War on Poverty.

As a result of the Immigration Act of 1965, the majority of future immigrants were

Hispanics and Asians.

In 1968, the candidate who claimed to speak for the "silent majority" and "Middle America" was

Richard Nixon

T/F: President Kennedy's program to help Latin America was called the Alliance for Progress.

True

T/F: The Tet offensive had a great effect on U.S. public opinion as opposition to the Vietnam War grew.

True

T/F:Malcolm X was a leader in the Black Muslim movement

True

. In 1968, the correct order of events was:

the Tet offensive, LBJ's withdrawal from the presidential race, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and the Democratic convention in Chicago.

T/F: The 1968 Republican convention in Chicago was the scene of tumultuous riots.

False

In the Birmingham campaign in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. signaled a change in strategy from

changing southern white attitudes to confrontation and civil disobedience.

T/F: John Kennedy's religion played a significant role in the 1960 election; he overcame the traditional American bias against Roman Catholicism to become the nation's first Catholic president.

True

"I would remind you that in the defense of liberty extremism is no vice," said

Barry Goldwater

A crucial factor in the 1960 presidential campaign involved the

jailing of Martin Luther King Jr.

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