U.S. History Benchmark
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What was the name of President Lyndon B. Johnson's domestic program?
The Great Society
Women's rights advocates like Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem inspired the emergence of the modern women's movement during what decade in U.S. history?
Which aspect of the Cold War had the greatest effect on education?
Growth of the space industry
Which phrase best explains the causes of the economic prosperity of the 1950s in the United States?
Improved industrial technology and increased access to consumer credit
What did the New Deal and the Great Society domestic programs have in common?
They expanded the influence of the federal government
Which list of presidential programs from the 1930s through the 1960s is presented in the correct chronological order?
New Deal, Fair Deal, New Frontier, and Great Society
Which government action best reflects the principle stated in the excerpt?
Passage of the Voting Rights Act
Why was the Soviet launch of Sputnik a turning point in U.S. history?
The project to land an astronaut on the moon began
Which problem was President Kennedy most likely addressing in this speech?
Baby boomers can greatly increase the cost of the program
Which event involved the training of Cuban exiles by the Central Intelligence Agency?
The Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba
What was one consequence of the Cuban Missile Crisis?
The United States removed missiles from Turkey
Which statement describes the motivation for Kennedy's actions during this crisis?
He took a strong stance against communist expansion
What was one result of the United States-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion?
The Soviet Union attempted to place nuclear missiles in Cuba
Which factor most contributed to this situation?
the influence of regional military conflicts
Based on this information, Great Britain became an empire because of its
desire to control resources and trade
Why was the Tet Offensive a major turning point in the Vietnam War?
It changed the minds of many war supporters in the United States.
Which factor most contributed to the fall of Saigon?
the widespread antiwar sentiment in the United States
What was the eventual effect of the constitutional issue raised by the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?
A joint resolution required the legislative branch to authorize troop deployments
What was one way the U.S. government responded to this concern?
It expanded the draft to increase the size of the U.S. military
Which U.S. policy was designed to prevent the expansion of Soviet influence in Europe
Which other event helped establish the United States as a world leader?
Provided aid for countries through the Marshall Plan
Which war involved troops organized under the United Nations' authority?
Nuclear testing policies and the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution reflect the increase in the powers of the president during which era?
Which nation took the lead in forming the Warsaw Pact?
How did the United States attempt to fulfill the goals of the Truman Doctrine
Based on the quotation, President Eisenhower was referring to which issue of the 1950s?
spread of communism
In which country did the United States policy of containment stop the spread of communism?
How did the Soviet Union work to achieve military equality with the United States in 1949?
testing the atomic bomb
Which U.S. action is the best example of the expansion of the Truman Doctrine?
entry into the Korean War
Which statement regarding the Berlin Airlift is the most accurate?
The U.S. provided West Berlin with aid after Soviet forces blockaded the city
The Truman Doctrine was intended to help nations resist which threat?
How did the Cold War affect the economy of the United States?
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed in 1949. What is the agreement among the nations that formed NATO?
to ally in common defense
The House Un-American Activities Committee investigations of the early 1950s were most similar to which event in U.S. history?
The Red Scare
Which alliance was created after World War II as a defensive measure against aggressor nations?
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Which phrase describes a goal of U.S. foreign policy after World War II?
When did astronauts from the United States first land on the Moon?
What was the purpose for assembling these representatives?
to form the Warsaw Pact
What was the Truman Doctrine developed to contain?
In 1949, the United States and eleven other countries agreed to form which alliance
Which evidence would best demonstrate the effectiveness of the Marshall Plan?
economic data showing recovery from wartime devastation
Into which country did General Douglas MacArther want to expand military operations during the Korean War?