5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Lee Harvey Oswald
- Richard Nixon
- James Earl Ray
- Sirhan Sirhan
- John Glenn
- a 1962: first American to orbit the Earth, made three orbits
- b On November 22, 1963, he assassinated President Kennedy who was riding downtown Dallas, Texas. Oswald was later shot in front of television cameras by Jack Ruby. but he was never convicted
- c Hired by unidentified people to assassinate Martin Luther King, Jr. He shot and killed King on the balcony of his hotel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. He was captured two months later in London and sentenced 99 years in jail.
- d 1968 and 1972; Republican; Vietnam: advocated "Vietnamization" (replace US troops with Vietnamese), but also bombed Cambodia/Laos, created a "credibility gap," Paris Peace Accords ended direct US involvement; economy-took US off gold standard (currency valued by strength of economy); created the Environmental Protection Agency, was president during first moon landing; SALT I and new policy of detente between US and Soviet Union; Watergate scandal: became first and only president to resign
- e Assassinated Robert Kennedy on June 6, 1968 in Chicago after hearing pro-Israeli remarks in his victory statement after having won the California primaries.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Leader of the USSR during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Aggressive Soviet leader whose failed gamble of putting missiles in Cuba cost him his job
- 1950s; Wisconsin senator claimed to have list of communists in American gov't, but no credible evidence; took advantage of fears of communism post WWII to become incredibly influential; "McCarthyism" was the fearful accusation of any dissenters of being communists
- a lieutenant who's unit began shooting and killing unarmed civilians at My Lai. he later maintained that he was following orders, but many of the soldiers present did not participate in the massacre.
- this leader of the Soviet Union signed two SALT Treaties, (1906-1982)General Secretary of the Communist Party. 1964-82. He presided over a period of stagnation and, with Richard Nixon, initiated detente (relaxation of tensions) between East and West.
- 33rd President of the United States. Led the U.S. to victory in WWII making the ultimate decision to use atomic weapons for the first time. Shaped U.S. foreign policy regarding the Soviet Union after the war., Became president when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb
5 True/False questions
Joseph Stalin → 1950s; Wisconsin senator claimed to have list of communists in American gov't, but no credible evidence; took advantage of fears of communism post WWII to become incredibly influential; "McCarthyism" was the fearful accusation of any dissenters of being communists
Francis Gary Powers → American pilot shot down in his U-2 spy plane, captured and convicted of spying. under Eisenhower administration.
Ho Chi Minh → Scape goat in water scandal, Testified against Nixon as well as other cabinet members in the Watergate hearings. Helped lead to the removal of several White House officials and the resignation of Nixon, Presidential advisor to Nixon from 1970 to 1973, told the first big evidence against Pres. Nixon
Jack Ruby → Killed Lee Harvey Oswald on live tv November 24, 1963(Night Club Owner)
Charles Manson → Washington Post reporter who dug up Watergate (Bob Woodward's co-worker)