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Hist 112 final
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Which of the following tv shows was popular in the 1950s and was actually fairly controversial at the time?
I love Lucy
T/F: News shows on television in the 1950s began to address complex and controversial subjects like mccarthyism
T/F: In 1960, 20% of the American population lived beneath the poverty line
which american, in a farewell speech, warned the USA of the growing influence of the military industrial complex?
Who was president of the united states when the bay of pigs invasion was launched in april, 1961?
In 1960, what did the acronym, MAD, stand for
Mutual Assured Destruction
During whose presidential term did the cuban missile crisis occur?
In what nation did the USA CIA remove the prime minister and replace with the shah?
Who did the united states support during the first indochina war?
Why didn't the united states support Ho Chi Minh as he sought an independent vietnam from france after WWII
He was communist
Why wasnt the vietnamese election of 1956 held? the election had been ordered by the Geneva Peace Accords, but at the last minute the election did not happen. why?
No one wanted to run against Ho Chi Minh because they know they would have lost
which major religion was persecuted by the south vietnamese government during the early 1960s
what was the name of the congressional resolution that authorized the us president to take all necessary measures to protect american forces
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
What year did the Tet Offensive occur and Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated?
Who did the republicans nominate for president in 1968?
What was Vietnamization?
a US policy that increased the responsibility and accountability of the south vietnamese army
When did Saigon finally fall to the Communists
Who was Pol Pot
The leader of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia
The term "massive resistance" was a slogan and policy most closely associated with
Southern Rejection and resistance to Brown vs Board of Education
Name two reasons why "The Second Reconstruction" happened when it did
Alot of african americans in the army
Freedom Riders of 1961 were protesting specifically segregation where?
What city in the south was Martin Luther King imprisoned for three days in 1963?
Martin Luther King's famous march on washington, where he made his famous "I Had a Dream" was conducted to support which presidents civil rights legislation>
T/F: The Voting Rights Act of 1965, also known as the Civil Rights Act of 1965, prohibited literacy tests and poll taxes.
T/F: During the presidential election of 1960, more people who listened on the radio thought that Nixon won the debates
What was the name of the organization that Dr. King formed during the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
What was John Kennedy's administration referred to by the media?
Which president of the united states said "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for you country."
Who ran for president of the US for the Republican Party in 1964
Which president's legislation was referred to as the "Great Society"?
Who was President when Congress created Medicare and Medicaid?
Which presidential candidate's campaign created the famous "daisy" commercial that featured a massive nuclear explosion?
What was CREEP?
An organization created to help reelect president Nixon
T/F: President Richard Nixon was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Who was Richard Nixon's Vice president from 1969-1973. He resigned the Vice Presidency due to a scandal.
Who did the Republican Party nominate as their candidate for President in 1976?
Who did the Democratic party nominate as their candidate for President in 1976?
Who was President when the Panama Canal was given to the nation Panama by the United States?
At the Camp David Accords, President Carter brought leaders Sadat and Begin together in an agreement. Which Nations did Sadat and Begin represent>
Egypt & Israel
What kind of power did the Three Mile Island Power Plant produce>
Who was the President when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan?
Which American Embassy was captured and the American staff taken as hostages in November, 1979?
Who was the only President in US history to actually lead a labor union before he became president?
Which former Political rival of Ronald Reagan referred to Reagan's economic "Voodoo" economics
George H. W. Bush
The organization that the Reverend Jerry Falwel organized to influence American politicians was known as
Who was the first women nominated by the Republican or Democratic Party to run as President or Vice President of the United States
Which President famously repeated during his campaign, "read my lips, no new taxes."
George H. W. Bush
Who did the Democratic Party run for President in 1988?
Who was President during the Persian Gulf War?
George H. W. Bush
Who ran for President in 1992 against the Democrat Clinton and the Republican Bush?
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