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5 Matching questions

  1. US and the USSR during the Cold war
  2. Similarities between Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin
  3. Plessy v. Ferguson
  4. Nixon's supporters were
  5. Perestroika
  1. a Known as the Silent Majority; they weren't as vocal as proponents of counterculture, civil rights activists, and anti war protestors. Though "silent," they did not approve of the handling of the Vietnam war, yet they were not radical and disapproved of the lack of patriotism on the part of the vocal minority. The elected Nixon on the promise that he would scale down and eventually end the Vietnam war.
  2. b They competed technologically (arms race, space race), they spied on each other, there are economic and diplomatic clashes, but there is never a direct fight between Soviet and American forces.
  3. c Lawsuit brought in 1896 after African American Homer Plessey was denied a seat in a first-class rail way car. Established the legal precedent of separate but equal.
  4. d Was a social and economic program that represented the beginning of the end of communism in Russia.
  5. e Were totalitarian rulers, meaning they controlled the media, produced propaganda, had cults of personality, etc. They militarized their countries and promised economic growth through expansion of the government. Hitler and Mussolini were fascist. Stalin was communist/Marxist.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Negatively influences youth, muddles language, controversial, rebel, sexual, supports INTEGRATION (not segregation)
  2. Ella Baker. The organization was comprised of students who advocated interracial cooperation and engaged in voter registration and non-violent direct resistance at a grassroots level.
  3. They revealed that the government had frequently misled the American people about the course of the war. Turned public opinion against Vietnam.
  4. Richard Nixon and the Committee to Re-Elect the President attempted to spy on and sabotage the Democratic National Committee by using wire tapping at their offices in the Watergate Hotel and Office Building. As a result, Nixon resigned as members of congress called for his impeachment.
  5. It established a minimum wage, a maximum number of hours, and the better ability of unions to be able to bargain collectively.

5 True/False questions

  1. Integration of Central High (1957 or Little rock 9)As the Little Rock Nine begin to integrate (after Brown v Board of Education that knocked down separate but equal which had been established as legal precedent under Plessy v Ferguson), the Little Rock Nine face violence. Governor Faubus sends in the National Guard to prevent them from integrating the school. Eisenhower sends in the 101st Airborne to integrate the school.


  2. Women's roles during WWIIThey went to work, joined the army and navy, acted as nurses, but they did not do any actual fighting, fly planes, etc.


  3. Roe v. WadeWas the US attempt to contain communism. North Korea (communist) invaded South Korea (not communist). The US came to South Korea's aid. The war ended in a stalemate (no victor). Korea remained divided at the 38th parallel; North Korea remained communist and South Korea remained democratic.


  4. Operation Rolling ThunderUS bombing campaign (particularly the Ho Chi Minh Trail) during the Vietnam War. The bombing failed to produce the desired results. Rather, it united the Vietnam people against the United States and prompted the US to use more chemical warfare. This level of bombing only increased as the war went on.


  5. Dust BowlA severe drought struck the Great Plains in the mid-1930s. Winds picked up topsoil that had loosened and dried, turning a 50-milllion-acre area into wasteland; plagues of grasshoppers devoured crops, which made problems in the Dust Bowl even worse. Farmers had over worked the land, which left the soil dry and dusty. Overgrazing was not a problem.


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