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5 Matching questions

  1. Federal Highway Act
  2. Henry Kissinger
  3. Civil Rights Act of 1957
  4. Equal Rights Amendment
  5. Medicare
  1. a The main negotiator of the peace treaty with the North Vietnamese; secretary of state during Nixon's presidency (1970s).
  2. b health care for the aged -65
  3. c Appropriating $25 billion for the construction of interstate highways over a 20-year period, it was the largest public works project in American history to that point.
  4. d Constitutional amendment passed by Congress but never ratified that would have banned discrimination on the basis of gender
  5. e Primarily a voting rights bill, was the first civil rights legislation enacted by Republicans in the United States since Reconstruction.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1954, Decision said "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal", Brown II- said decision should be carried out "with all deliberate speed" which South translated into never
  2. Truman removed MacArthur from command in Korea as punishment for MacArthur's public criticism of the U.S. government's handling of the war. Intended to confirm the American tradition of civilian control over the military, but Truman's decision was widely criticized.
  3. African American movement that focused on gaining control of economic and political power to achieve equal rights by force in necessary. (Malcolm X)
  4. This act made racial, religious, and sex discrimination by employers illegal and gave the government the power to enforce all laws governing civil rights, including desegregation of schools and public places.
  5. An international crisis in October 1962, the closest approach to nuclear war at any time between the U.S. and the USSR. When the U.S. discovered Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba, President John F. Kennedy demanded their removal and announced a naval blockade of the island; the Soviet leader Khrushchev acceded to the U.S. demands a week later.

5 True/False questions

  1. Fair DealAn economic extension of the New Deal proposed by Harry Truman that called for higher minimum wage, housing and full employment. It led only to the Housing Act of 1949 and the Social Security Act of 1950 due to opposition in congress.


  2. Gulf of Tonkin ResolutionGroup of American writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, and also the cultural phenomena that they wrote about and inspired (later sometimes called "beatniks"). Central elements of "Beat" culture include a rejection of mainstream American values, experimentation with drugs and alternate forms of sexuality, and an interest in Eastern spirituality. Examples: Ginsberg and Kerouac


  3. McCarthyismNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization; an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country; US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries


  4. United States v. Richard NixonSupreme Court ruled unanimously that the president must relinquish the Watergate Tapes. The tapes revealed concrete evidence of Nixon's involvement, giving proof of the president ordering the FBI to stop investigating the break-in only three days after it had occurred.


  5. Ngo Dinh Diemhealth care for the aged -65


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