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VA/US History Study
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What political leader is most responsible for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1965?
Lyndon B. Johnson
What event of the civil rights era catapulted Martin Luther King, Jr., into the public spotlight?
the Montgomery Bus Boycott
What government action promised equal voting rights to African-Americans?
the 1965 Voting Rights Act
The 1978 Supreme Court decision which ruled that university admissions policies could not be based on ethnic or racial identity alone was issued in which of the following cases?
Bakke v. the Regents of the University of California at Davis
Which of the following is the least persuasive argument for affirmative action?
Children who are members of minority groups need role models to encourage them to excel
What was the central purpose of Progressivism?
to promote economic and political democracy and promote moral reform.
What did industrialization do to the distribution of wealth in America?
The gap between the rich and the poor widened.
One group that went through particularly difficult economic times during the otherwise prosperous 1920s was:
What was one important cause of the stock market crash of 1929?
overexpansion of production and credit
What was initially the most visible effect of the Great Depression?
large-scale unemployment in the industrial cities
What is the most enduring legacy of the New Deal?
the enhanced power of the federal government
Place the following events in the correct chronological order.
I. Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
II. Declaration of Independence
III. Constitutional Convention
IV. Ratification of the Articles of Confederation
II, IV, I, III
Which of the following statements correctly reflects a provision in the Constitution relating to slavery?
A slave would be counted as 3/5 of a person for purposes of representation.
Which of the following provisions of the Constitution gave the people the greatest amount of power over the new federal government?
the system for electing members of the House of Representatives
What method of political protest is most identified with Martin Luther King, Jr.?
civil disobedience (correct answer)
The landmark case in the area of congressional reapportionment is:
Wesberry v. Sanders
Which of the following provides the best explanation for Kennedy's victory over Nixon in the 1960 presidential election?
Kennedy performed better in the television debates
Who were the two presidential candidates who forced Johnson to withdraw from the 1968 presidential election?
Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy
"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
What event that happened "Four score and seven years ago" is the speaker referring to?
The ratification of the Constitution
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