9-After the War
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Both the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan were intended to
halt the spread of communism
During the 1950s, women who entered the workforce were most likely to be employed in which type of jobs?
part-time clerical work
During the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur disagreed over whether the United States should
launch an offensive into communist China
In its relations with the South Vietnamese government of Ngo Dinh Diem, the Kennedy administration
supported an overthrow of the Diem regime by military leaders
President Dwight D. Eisenhower used the term "military-industrial complex" to warn Americans against
the influence of private interests on the U.S. government
President John F. Kennedy's response to the civil war in Vietnam was an example of his
"flexible response" approach to the Cold War
President Kennedy aided South Vietnam in its war against the Viet Cong by
increasing the number of U.S. military advisers stationed in Vietnam
President Lyndon B. Johnson's foreign policy was focused on
containing communism in Southeast Asia
The Berlin blockade contributed to the
formation of the Warsaw Pact
The main purpose of the Taft-Hartley Act was to
limit the power of labor unions
The primary purpose of CIA operations in Latin America during the 1950s was to
undermine pro-communist leaders
The purpose of the Bay of Pigs invasion was to
bring about the overthrow of Cuba's communist government
The term "McCarthyism" is most closely associated with which action?
spreading lies to encourage fear and suspicion
The term "iron curtain" refers to a divide between
the Western and Soviet spheres of influence
The U.S. government's foreign policy toward Guatemala and Cuba in the 1950s revealed conflict between
supporting national self-determination and opposing communism
The United States created NASA in response to which event?
the launch of Sputnik I
What role did Berlin play in the Cold War during the Kennedy administration?
It symbolized the division between U.S. and Soviet ideologies.
What was the main emphasis of the federal government's policies toward Native Americans during the 1950s?
integrating Native Americans into mainstream society
This country did the United States help rebuild during the decade after World War II?
This factor most contributed to the increased affluence of American society in the 1950s?
steadily rising employment opportunities
This factor placed women at a disadvantage in the workplace?
increasing employment for veterans
This foreign policy action was an example of the United States applying the domino theory in Asia?
sending military advisers to South Vietnam
This group was created in response to the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?
President John F. Kennedy's foreign policy decisions had the most direct effect on U.S. relations with the Soviet Union?
the establishment of a naval blockade around Cuba
This organization was founded to provide collective security for nations in Southeast Asia?
This person would have been most likely to write a book criticizing the impact of television on the culture of the 1950s?
a member of the Beat movement
This statement best describes an outcome of the passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?
It authorized the president to get the United States more deeply involved in the Vietnam War.
This statement best describes Elvis Presley's influence on American culture?
He gave voice to a growing youth audience that rejected conformity.
This statement best describes why President John F. Kennedy believed that both the Peace Corps and the Alliance for Progress would help the United States in the Cold War?
They would provide economic aid to developing nations where poverty was increasing the appeal of communism.
Which statement describes a difference between President Dwight D. Eisenhower's New Look policy and the Truman Doctrine
The New Look policy emphasized the threat of nuclear weapons to discourage Soviet expansion.
This statement describes how the Cuban Missile Crisis was resolved?
The Soviets agreed to remove their missiles from Cuba.
This statement describes one effect of the construction of the Berlin Wall?
It helped stabilize the East German economy.
This statement explains how the Red Scare of the 1920s and the Red Scare of the 1950s were similar?
During both periods, Congress passed new laws restricting the liberties of American citizens.