By the 1920s, workers in Henry Ford's automobile industry:
did their work in a solemn atmosphere that emphasized making money over individuality.
Proponents of welfare capitalism believed that:
corporations could undercut unions by providing certain benefits.
The textile industry coped with a drop in economic prosperity by:
shifting operations to the cheap-labor South.
Which statement about living patterns in the 1920s is NOT true?
The majority of Americans still lived in rural areas.
The National Origins Act of 1924 was aimed at limiting the immigration of:
southern and eastern Europeans and Japanese.
What occurred on "Black Tuesday"?
A stock market crash wiped out all the gains of the previous year.
Which statement about conditions for African-Americans during the depression is true?
Blacks were generally the first workers to be fired and the last to be hired.
Franklin Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in 1932 for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
Roosevelt had announced the specifics of his New Deal package of legislation.
The plight of American farmers during the depression was magnified by:
devastating droughts and dust storms throughout the 1930s.
A significant shift in voting demographics occurred in the 1930s when:
blacks shifted their loyalties from the Republicans to the Democrats.
According to Gallup polls throughout the 1930s, 70 percent of Americans:
expressed that becoming involved in another world war would be a mistake.
The Atlantic Charter of 1941:
provided a political framework for the possibility of American involvement.
A turning point on the Eastern Front came when:
the Soviet Union forced a German surrender after the Battle of Stalingrad.
Which statement about American support for World War II is true?
The support for the war unified Americans across regional, national, and class divisions.
All of the following statements about war production are true EXCEPT:
the poorest quarter of Americans was excluded from wartime industries.
What prompted J. Robert Oppenheimer to say, "Now I am become death"?
seeing a nuclear fission bomb tested for the first time
FDR's issuance of Executive Order 8802:
banned racial discrimination in employment for defense industries.
Civil rights reforms enacted by the Truman administration included:
desegregation of the armed forces.
The creation of the Council of Economic Advisors:
increased the role of the federal government in the nation's economy.
Third-party presidential candidate Henry Wallace believed that:
U.S. foreign policy was instigating the Cold War.
The main purpose of the Truman Doctrine was to:
contain communism by not letting it spread to other nations.
The McCarran Committee and state legislatures both attempted to intimidate:
teachers and college professors who had been accused of subversion.
Ronald Reagan, like many Americans, believed that the country would thrive if:
free enterprise was encouraged and supported.
One trend in governmental spending during the 1950s was:
a significant increase in defense spending.
In February 1960, four black college students began a trend toward mass involvement in:
lunch counter sit-ins.
Lee Harvey Oswald's background included all of the following EXCEPT:
a tendency to agree with mainstream political ideas.
Lyndon Johnson was responsible for the creation and passage of all of the following EXCEPT:
the Alliance for Progress.
All of the following statements about the Black Panthers are true EXCEPT:
they focused entirely on national rather than local goals.
Which two men were assassinated within months of each other in 1968?
Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.
After Richard Nixon's election, it became apparent that:
he did not have a secret plan to end the war.
Economic problems during the early 1970s included all of the following EXCEPT:
25 percent unemployment.
The foundation of the Watergate crisis was centered on:
Richard Nixon's overestimation of his opponent's political strengths.
In a speech in 1979, President Carter expressed that:
he felt the nation was experiencing a spiritual and moral crisis.
Ronald Reagan won the election of 1980 because:
Americans felt threatened by political and economic forces they couldn't control.
Neoconservatives such as Edward Banfield believed that:
social problems could not be solved through public policies enacted by the government.
George Bush's campaign strategies in 1988 included all of the following EXCEPT:
expressing a thorough program of domestic policy.
Which statement about the Iran-Contra affair is NOT true?
President Reagan and Vice President George Bush were unaware of any wrongdoings.
Developments in foreign relations in the late 1980s included:
relatively peaceful revolutions that toppled Soviet control of eastern Europe.
Which of the following changed the composition of the American people by abolishing the national quota system, which had been in effect since 1924?
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
Life in gay communities took an abrupt turn in the 1980s when:
a worldwide AIDS epidemic began to impact the population of the United States.
This event ended a decade of prosperity at home and complacency about the place of the United States in the world.
the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
The outcome of the budget wars in 1995 and 1996:
revealed that centrist solutions were preferred by most Americans.
Gun control was political dynamite in the 1990s, with groups debating the definition and interpretation of the:
Examples of jobs in the information economy include all of the following EXCEPT:
George W. Bush decided NOT to implement this treaty, which had been one of the major accomplishments of his father's term as president.