5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Changes in geography after WWII
- Integration of Central High (1957 or Little rock 9)
- Dust Bowl
- The Works Progress Administration
- Spurred the growth of suburbia
- a New Deal agency created in 1935 to put American men and women to work. The WPA employed some 8.5 million people during the Depression. It funded artistic, public-works, and research projects. The WPA greatly improved the nation's infrastructure.
- b Germany, Berlin, and Austria were split among the allies.
- c As the Little Rock Nine begin to integrate (after Brown v Board of Education that knocked down separate but equal which had been established as legal precedent under Plessy v Ferguson), the Little Rock Nine face violence. Governor Faubus sends in the National Guard to prevent them from integrating the school. Eisenhower sends in the 101st Airborne to integrate the school.
- d A severe drought struck the Great Plains in the mid-1930s. Winds picked up topsoil that had loosened and dried, turning a 50-milllion-acre area into wasteland; plagues of grasshoppers devoured crops, which made problems in the Dust Bowl even worse. Farmers had over worked the land, which left the soil dry and dusty. Overgrazing was not a problem.
- e Cheap homes, easy access to loans, the growth of the highway system, and the baby boom.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- They went to work, joined the army and navy, acted as nurses, but they did not do any actual fighting, fly planes, etc.
- They competed technologically (arms race, space race), they spied on each other, there are economic and diplomatic clashes, but there is never a direct fight between Soviet and American forces.
- This movement served for wealthy white women rather than the non-white and working class. This movement offended many middle class women. It initially united all women but broke up over time. Because of the differing views within the movement, the movement did NOT encourage women to become whatever they wanted. It focused on creating quality and came about through women's involvement in other movements.
- The theory that if the government reduced taxes and limited the regulations placed on businesses, the wealth would "trickle down" in the form of new jobs and opportunities.
- Led Russia during Kennedy's presidency
5 True/False Questions
Berlin Crisis → Standoff between Khrushchev and Kennedy over control of West Germany. West Germany stays under western control, but Khrushchev builds the Berlin Wall as a result. (major foreign policy tests faced by the Kennedy Administration)
Issues with the draft during the Vietnam War → Many draft boards were clearly racist, leading to more minorities fighting and dying in Vietnam than their actual population proportion. Also, those drafted were disproportionately poor and working class. Most of those drafted did not have the right to vote (the voting age was 21). Finally college students received draft deferments.
Brown v. Board of Education → Overturned Plessy v. Ferguson (separate but equal) to make segregation illegal in schools.
Bay of Pigs → Standoff between Khrushchev and Kennedy over control of West Germany. West Germany stays under western control, but Khrushchev builds the Berlin Wall as a result. (major foreign policy tests faced by the Kennedy Administration)
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution → Congressional measure that gave President Lyndon B. Johnson the authority to wage war in Vietnam without congressional approval.