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Despite disagreement among historians concerning the origins of hte Cold War, many of them have come to accept the postrevisionist interpretation that
both countries helped to create an atmosphere of tension and suspicion that touched off the Cold War.
"Soviet Communism is like a fluid stream which moves constantly, wherever it is permitted to move, toward a given goal...American foreign policy must be that of the firm and vigilant containment of Russia..."which of the following people is the about statement associated with..
George F. Kennan
Above all other reasons, policy makers supported the Marshall Plan because they
feared that the shaky pro-American governments in western Europe might fall under communist control.
One major purpose of the Taft-Hartley Act was to
limit the power of labor unions
In the election of 1948, the "Dixiecrats" bolted the Democratic party because
they disapproved of Truman's proposed civil rights bill
in his crusade against domestice subversion, Joseph McCarthy used all of the following means except...
producing conclusive evidence that several federal employees had communist ties
The mood of the American people during the 1950's was shaped by
booming national prosperity and the continuing struggle against the expansion of communism
Effects of the launching of Sputnik inculded
calls for more funding for science education in America
Within the suburban family, many affluent women experienced all of the following pressures except
a demand by their husbands that they be employed
In "The Lonely Crowd", David Riesman argued that
Americans were becoming too concerned about what others thought of them
The term "massive resistance" was a slogan and policy most closely associated with
Orval Faubus and Southern opposition to the decision in Brown v. Board of Education
Eisenhower's secretary of state, John Foster Dulles
announced anew policy of "massive retaliation," threatening the use of nuclear weapons to counter communist aggression
One of the legacies of the Great Society was very high budget deficits that were caused by
rapidly rising government expenditures
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was designed to
ensure the voting rights of blacks
The tenets of the philosophy of "black power" led to all of the following developments except
the consoldation of civil rights organizations
A positive effect of the Cuban Missile Crisis was
the negotiation of a treaty to ban atmospheric nuclear weapons testing
The American commitment in Vietnam increased substantially when
President Johnson asked for and Congress approved the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Public opinion turned radically against the Vietnam War after the
Viet cong launched teh 1968 Tet Offensive
The violence outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago resulted from
demonstrations against the Vietnam War
All of the following statements about the emergence of rock and roll music as a part of the 1950's popular culture are true except
it rejected Black musical traditions
"Reaganomics," or "supply side" economics, supported which of the following
lowering taxes for the wealthy
The "Stonewall Riot" in New York City was significant because it marked the beginning of teh gay liberation movement. it was but one movement in the US that sought to gain recognition for marginalized Americans. In which decade did most of these effors occur
Which of the following represented a change in the immigration patterns of the 1970s and 1980s
all of the above were changes
The supreme Court decision in the 1973 case of Roe v. wade rules that all state laws prohibiting abortion during the "first trimester" of pregnancy were invalid based upon the idea that the Ninth Amendment protected
a women's right to privacy
A large increase in the price of oil in the 1970s resulted in
soaring inflation
The philosophy of the counterculture is best expressed by the statement that
all of the above express the sentiment of the counterculture
By the 1970s, a major force behind the environmental movement was
former members of the New Left who turned their activism toward environmental issues
American policy toward Grenada and Nicaragua in the 1980s best reflected which of the following foreign policy initiatives
the Regan Doctrine
The evidence in the Watergate case, based on testimony and on teh White House tapes, concluded that Nixon
covered up evidene of the crimes of others
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was significant because it provided federal legislation designed to attack
discrimination based on gender
The Iran-contra scandal seriously damaged the Reagan administration's reputation when it revealed that the US
used the money from the sale of arms to Iran to aid the contras in Nicaragua
Which of the following is true regarding the economic prosperity of teh 1990s
it generally benefited those with with higher levels of education
President Carter's diplomatic effors in relieveing the tensions between Egypt and Israel
resulted in a formal peace treaty between Egypt adn Israel
In a series of cases such as Miranda v. Arizona and Gideon v. Wainwright that all involved the rights of teh accused, the decisions of the Warren court seemed to a substantial number of Americans to demonstrate an interest in
protecting the accused from suspected abuses of judicial and police power
The Port Huron Statement expressed which concern about US society
the statement included all of the above concerns
The presidential scandal surrounding President Clinton showed that
personal lives were now seen by the media as political stories
In the presidential election of 2000, the vote count in Florida was ultimately decided by
the US Supreme Court in a very close decision
A new demographic profile of the American population emerged during the 1970s and 1980s as the
proportion of elderly citizens grew markedly
The conservation populilsts of the Southeast adn Southwest that rose to prominence in the late 1970s and early 1980s opposed which of the following political concepts
the commitment to the protection of minority rights
The "Christian right" of the late 1970s and early 1980s supported all of the following ideas except
the growth of feminism