Cold War Review
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They would provide economic aid to developing nations where poverty was increasing the appeal of communism.
Which 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?
prevent the spread of communism in Latin America
One of the purposes of President John F. Kennedy's Alliance for Progress program was to
develop technologies to enhance weather forecasting
The space race improved the standard of living the United States in the 1960s and 1970s by helping American scientists to —
the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Which event helped curtail the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union?
the end of wartime rationing
Which factor most contributed to the rise of consumer spending at the end of the 1940s?
Businesses became more efficient as computers analyzed complicated data quickly.
Which statement best describes how the development of computers affected business in the 1950s?
the spread of television ownership to most American households
Which factor most contributed to the growth of youth culture in the United States during the 1950s?
They were accused of giving atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.
Why were Ethel and Julius Rosenberg put on trial in 1951?
It was the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth
Which statement describes Sputnik I?
the blacklisting of people in various industries
During the Second Red Scare, public and government suspicions of communism led to
demonstrate the commitment of the United States to political freedom
The purpose of President John F. Kennedy's 1963 speech in West Berlin was to
the Cuban Missile Crisis
Which event was the result of an attempt by the Soviet Union to position itself for a rapid nuclear attack on the United States?
containing the spread of communism
During the 1950s and 1960s, the main foreign policy of the U.S. government was
the establishment of a naval blockade around Cuba
Which of President John F. Kennedy's foreign policy decisions had the most direct effect on U.S. relations with the Soviet Union?
conformity of mainstream culture
The Beat movement developed in American society in response to the —
increasing employment for veterans
Which factor placed women at a disadvantage in the workplace?
They accused people of committing crimes and penalized them without fair trials.
How did the actions of the House Un-American Activities Committee in the early 1950s violate the U.S. Constitution?
halt the spread of communism
Both the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan were intended to
the Western and Soviet spheres of influence
The term "iron curtain" refers to a divide between
formation of the Warsaw Pact
The Berlin blockade contributed to the
the domino theory
President Lyndon B. Johnson's decision to send U.S. troops to suppress a revolt in the Dominican Republic was most influenced by his belief in
integrating Native Americans into mainstream society
What was the main emphasis of the federal government's policies toward Native Americans during the 1950s?
It symbolized the division between U.S. and Soviet ideologies
What role did Berlin play in the Cold War during the Kennedy administration?
The United States provided financial aid to non-communist governments fighting communist rebels.
Which statement explains how the Truman Doctrine guided U.S. foreign policy in Europe following World War II?
bring about the overthrow of Cuba's communist government
The purpose of the Bay of Pigs invasion was to
pressure the Allies to completely withdraw from East Germany
In 1948, the Soviet Union placed a blockade on the city of Berlin in order to
launch an offensive into communist China
During the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur disagreed over whether the United States should
US, France, Great Britain, and Soviet Union
What countries controlled the 4 zones Germany and Berlin were divided into
Turkey and Greece
The Truman Doctrine mainly helped what 2 countries?
The Berlin Airlift happened as a result of whose blockade of West Berlin
Gen. McArthur wanted to expand the Korean War against what other nation
What Senator, from Wisconsin, took advantage of the Red Scare to accuse government officials of being Communists?
What country launched the first satellite into orbit?
John F. Kennedy
Who said, "Ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country"?
The Bay of Pigs
What was the name of the attempted overthrow of Fidel Castro in which the US was involved?
The Berlin Wall
What did Nikita Khrushchev have constructed, due to Cold War Tensions with the US, in Germany?