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SLU DE History 202 Quiz 5
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Many americans feared that the end of WWII would bring what?
mainly a return to the great depression
The passage of the servicemens readjustment act was partially motivated by what?
fear of the labor markets could not solve millions of discharged veterans
The crucial origins of the cold war lay in a fundamental disagreement between the US and the Soviet Union over post war arrangements where?
Which of the following were not among the key decisions made by Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill at the Yalta Conference?
The Soviets and Americans would militarily withdraw from Europe after a peace treaty was signed
The victorious WWII allies agreed what?
Nazism should be destroyed in Germany and high-ranking Nazi should be tried and punished for war crimes
When the Soviet Union denied the US, Britain and France access to Berlin in 1948 President Truman responded doing what?
organizing a gigantic airlift of supplies to Berlin
Under the Truman Doctrine the US pledged to do what?
support those who were resisting subjugation by communists
President Truman's Marshall Plan called for what?
to rebuild western europe
President Harry Truman relieved General Douglas McAuthor fro command of the United Nations troops in career when he did what?
MacArthur began to take issue publicly with presidential policies
The new militancy and restlessness among many members of the African American community after 1945 was especially generated by what?
the gap between American ideals and racial practices revealed by World War II
In 1948, many southern Democrats split from their party to support governor Thermond because
President Truman took a strong stand in favor of civil rights
Senator McCarthy's anti-communist crusade ended when he did what?
alleged that there were communists in the US army
In an effort to overturn Jim Crow Laws and the segregated system they have created, African Americans used all of the following except
appeals to foreign governments to pressure the United States to establish racial justice
In 1954, the supreme court case that ruled racially segregated school systems inherently unequal was what?
Brown v. Board of Education
On the subject of racial justice, President Eisenhower
had advised against integrating the armed forces
The student non-violence coordinating committee was an outgrowth of what?
"sit-in" movement launched by young southern blacks
As the French fortress Dien Bien Phu was about to fall to Ho Chi Minh's communist forces in 1954, President Eisenhower did what?
refused to permit military involvement
The 1955 Geniva Conference did what?
called for the two vietnams to hold national elections within two years
John F Kennedy's strategy of flexable response was what?
called for a variety of military options that could be matched to the scope and importance of a crisis
American military forces entered Vietnam in order to do what?
prevent Ngo Dinh Diem's regime from falling to the communists
The Bay of Pigs invasion failed when what happened?
the anicastro exile were defeated by cuban military
When the Soviet Union attempted to install nuclear weapons in Cuba, President Kennedy ordered what?
a naval quarantine of that island
The freedom Writers
african americans who sought to integrate public school buses
President Kennedy's most bitter confrentation with Big Business occurred when he did what?
forced steel industry leaders to roll back steel price increases
When he became attorney general, Robert Kennedy sought to refocus attention of the FBI on what?
original crime and civil rights
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