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U.S. History Final
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Which two presidents participated in the first televised political debate?
Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy
Why was televising the debate such a big deal? What kind of influence did the debate have on voters?
It was the first time a debate was televised
Which president was best known for his new frontier programs?
What was the golf of Tonkin resolution?
Signed by LBJ, which led to US getting more involved in Vietnam
The war Powers resolution was the legacy of Vietnam war. What was it?
A law that limited the powers of the president during times of war. Pass to limit the powers granted during Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution
What was the 26th amendment?
Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18
Why did many think the 26th amendment should be passed?
18 year olds were being drafted in the Vietnam war, but couldn't vote
Which president was responsible for the "Great Society" programs of the 1960's?
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Which Supreme Court case ruled that women have the right to privacy, therefore they can have an abortion?
Roe v. Wade
Why did the USA get involved in the Vietnam War?
To prevent the spread Communism in Indochina
What scandal was president Nixon involved in?
Watergate - was facing impeachment because of his involvement in the scandal
How were Martin Luther King Jr. and Caesar Chavez similar? What were their movement about?
Both used civil disobedience to bring about change for their represented groups. Equal opportunities
Who was Caesar Chavez
Leader of Chicano Mural movement - helping achieve right for Hispanic farm workers
Author of Feminine Mystique
Served in WWII Physician who advocated for equal rights
What was a goal of the Women's Liberation Movement in the 1960s
Getting women equal pay for equal work
The phrase "Separate but equal" regarding segregation came from which Supreme Court case that also upheld Jim Crow Laws?
Plessy v. Ferguson
Why did prohibition fail?
Failed to prevent the consumption of alcohol and lead to rise in crime
What was the goal of FDR's "New Deal" programs during the Great Depression?
To counter the effects of the Depression and boost the economy
Why was it so easy for totalitarian governments to rise power in Europe during the 1930s?
Europe was suffering after the damages of WWI, and thought that Hitler and Mussolini would fix all the issues
What was the goal of the Manhattan Project?
Successfully build the worlds first atomic bomb
How did the Soviet launch of the Sputnik influence American society?
Lead Americans to increase focus on math and science because the Soviets were outdoing Americans
Who were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and what were they put on trial for?
A couple who were accused, convicted and executed for being communist spies
Which man championed the rights of poor migrant workers during the 1960's
Who benefited most from the Camp David Accords
Israel and Egypt
What invention sparked an arms race between the Soviets and US
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