Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique" told women it was best for them to stay within the stereotypical 1950s view of women.
The effects of the Soviet Union's launching of Sputnik included all of the following EXCEPT
Many Americans believed that Sputnik's inferior quality revealed American technological superiority.
In the 1950s the United States actively tried on several occasions to roll back communism in Europe.
During the 1950s American policy supported containment but government leaders refused to help overthrow democratically elected governments.
In Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957
Federal troops ensured the safety of black students from angry white mobs.
All of the following were new to consumers in the 1950s EXCEPT
mass produced bottled soft drinks such as Coca Cola.
John F. Kennedy's New Frontier focused on
creating a new era of scientific and social progress.
A major factor in Kennedy's victory in the election of 1960 was
Kennedy's charismatic charm and wit
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
ruled that segregated schools denied black children equal treatment under the law.
Methods used by blacks in winning the Montgomery bus strike included
The use of car pools despite police harassment
All of the following statements about Lyndon Johnson are true EXCEPT
he was especially knowledgeable in all aspects of American foreign policy.
"Progressive moderation," "New Republicanism," and " dynamic conservatism" were all labels for Eisenhower's domestic views.
The Eisenhower administration pushed for the creation of national system of interstate highways
The years 1950 - 1970 saw _______________ in the percentage of American women who were part of the labor force.
A steady increase
The Eisenhower administration subverted the democratically elected governments of __________ because they seemed to threaten U.S. interests.
Iran and Guatemala
Dwight Eisenhower was courted by both the Democrats and the Republicans as a presidential candidate, but he ultimately chose the Democrats and led them for eight years toward the political middle.
False (Eisenhower chose and served for eight years as a Republican president)
The first portion of the interstate highway system opened in the state of Kansas in the year ______.
In his book "The Power Elite" C. Wright Mills argued that
an interlocking alliance of the military, big business, and big government ruled the country.
The 1955 movie "Blackboard Jungle" portrayed a combination of
Juvenile delinquency and rock-and-roll
This was a popular name for the military doctrine adopted in the 1950s, whereby the United States promised to respond to any attack on itself or its allies with force, including nuclear weapons.
In the late twentieth century, few leaders were able to master both domestic policy and foreign affairs.
Kennedy won the presidency over Richard Nixon in a cliffhanging election that was more about personality and style than about substance.
The Cuban Missile Crisis began when
the United States discovered that the Soviet Union was installing offensive nuclear weapons in Cuba.
All of the following programs were created and passed as part of the War on Poverty EXCEPT
Alliance for Progress
The U.S. policy of "search and destroy" during the Vietnam War
required knowing the location of enemy detachments.
Following the example of the civil rights movement, antiwar protesters grew more peaceful after 1965.
Many of the urban problems associated with the second ghettos were caused by the big city political machines.
President Johnson decided not to run for reelection because
he had become overwhelmed by the war and challenges within his party.
Hubert Humphrey's narrow defeat in 1968 was due, in part, to
the violence that had occurred at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
The Nixon Doctrine declared that the United States would take harsh measures against antiwar protesters.
Nixon's New Federalism changed the course of reform by redirecting federal funds to the suburbs.
All of the following policies were advocated by President Carter EXCEPT
Stepping up defense spending
Jimmy Carter's handling of the hostage crisis in Iran boosted his standing in public opinion and nearly allowed him to beat Ronald Reagan in the 1980 presidential election.
Which statement about riots in urban ghettos in the 1960s is true?
The riots showed the frustrations of residents who had legitimate grievances.
In a speech in 1979, President Carter expressed that
he felt the nation was experiencing a spiritual and moral crisis
Which of the following was NOT put forward by U.S. leaders as an argument for U.S. involvement in Vietnam?
To secure vital natural resources
The popular culture of the late 1960s often highlighted the crime, racial violence, and poverty of America's big cities.
__________'s stunning performance in the 1968 primary in New Hampshire set the stage for LBJ's withdrawal from the presidential race.
The third party candidacy of George Wallace got a substantial share of the vote in the 1968 presidential election.
President Johnson's options in Vietnam were limited by the American desire to contain communism and the commitments that President Kennedy had made there.
Regarding Vietnam in the 1960s, President Johnson
failed to recognize the lack of support among South Vietnam's citizens for their government.
Opponents of the Vietnam War argued all of the following points EXCEPT
that the war was necessary to preserve Kennedy's legacy.
During the Vietnam War, the military draft included members of all classes and races, but those in the upper classes could avoid military duty.
The growth of the "Woodstock Generation" in the 1960s revealed that
a feeling of alienation existed within American society.
One factor that did NOT contribute to the growth of women's liberation was
the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.
Events in the Watts section of Los Angeles in 1965 showed
that racial unrest could result in violent riots
All of the following statements about the Black Panthers are true EXCEPT
they focused entirely on national, rather than local, goals.
Support for cross-town busing as a way to counter segregation in education was boosted by the peaceful process of integration in Boston schools.
After the Tet Offensive, a group of distinguished Cold Warriors told President Johnson that the Vietnam War could not be won on terms acceptable to Americans or America's allies
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated while running as a presidential candidate in the 1968.
After Richard Nixon's election, it became apparent that
he did not have a secret plan to end the war.
The Khmer Rouge, which murdered millions of Cambodians in the 1970s, came to power in that country after the previous government had been destabilized by American military actions ordered by President Nixon
The Watergate affair
need not have led to Nixon's resignation if he had not engaged in a cover-up.
Jimmy Carter won the election of 1976 because he was viewed as an alternative to Washington insiders.
Operation _____________ was a major step in the escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
Swan v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education overturned busing as a solution to de facto segregation.