HIS 122 ch 31

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: