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multiple choice for quiz 6

All of the following are true of Harry Truman EXCEPT that he:

had an Ivy League education

On the domestic front, President Truman soon made clear his intention to:

expand the New Deal

The GI Bill did all of the following EXCEPT:

pay veterans large bonuses to remain in the military

A major economic problem President Truman faced immediately after the war was:

high rates of inflation

When confronted with strikes in the coal and railroad industries in 1946, President Truman's response was to:

temporarily seize those industries

The 1946 congressional elections resulted in:

Republican control of Congress

The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947:

allowed the president to impose a "cooling-off" period during major strikes

All of the following were established by the National Security Act of 1947 EXCEPT:

the Department of Homeland Security

Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council:

each have veto power over major UN decisions

By the spring of 1945, the United States and Britain were becoming deeply concerned over Soviet actions in:

Eastern Europe

The Yalta pledges of democratic elections in Eastern Europe:

proved to be meaningless

State Department official George Kennan:

said the United States should contain Soviet expansionist tendencies

Soviet and Communist activities in regard to Turkey and Greece were intended to:

gain the Soviets access to the Mediterranean

The secretary of state who devised the plan of massive economic recovery aid to Europe was:

George Marshall

Truman's response to the Soviet blockade of West Berlin in 1948 was to:

launch a massive airlift of supplies into West Berlin

All of the following were original NATO members EXCEPT:


In regard to Israel's founding in 1948, the United States:

became the first country to recognize the Jewish state

One major reason that World War II inspired postwar changes in race relations was the:

racist nature of the enemies of the United States

In 1948, President Truman desegregated:

the military

Baseball was integrated in 1947 when Jackie Robinson played for the:

Brooklyn Dodgers

As the 1948 election approached:

Truman seemed to be in deep political trouble

During the 1948 presidential campaign, Truman endorsed all of the following EXCEPT:

abolishing Social Security

At the 1948 Democratic convention, Minneapolis mayor Hubert Humphrey urged his party to:

adopt a strong civil rights plank

In the 1948 campaign, the Dixiecrats did all of the following EXCEPT:

influence Truman to slow down on civil rights

The 1948 election is probably best remembered for:

Truman's upset victory

Truman viewed his victory as a mandate for:

moderate liberalism

By and large, Truman's Fair Deal proposals:

were thwarted by a conservative coalition in Congress

The United States experienced a shock in 1949 when Communists took over:


The Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb in 1949 inspired Truman to:

order the development of a hydrogen bomb

When North Korean Communists invaded South Korea:

the United Nations authorized military intervention against the aggressors

When North Korea attacked South Korea, Truman concluded:

that Stalin and the Soviets were behind it

Inch'on was the site:

where General MacArthur turned the war around with a surprise landing

UN forces reaching the Yalu River brought about:

a massive Chinese intervention

The Korean War did all of the following EXCEPT:

bring about major changes in boundaries

In 1947, President Truman took actions to banish Communists from:

the federal government

The Hiss-Chambers case:

resulted in Hiss's conviction for perjury

The person who benefited most from the outcome of the Hiss-Chambers case was:

Richard Nixon

Senator McCarthy was very effective in:

exploiting public fears

President Truman vetoed the McCarran Internal Security Act:

because he felt it promoted thought control

In retrospect, the cold war was probably:


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