Cold War Quiz 1

The republicans won control of congress in
In the year after the surrender of Japan
a) americans were reluctant to reduce the size of the armed forces
b) consumer purchases of automobiles continued to increase
c) a lack of labor strikes revealed domestic good will and confident prosperity
d) high demand and short supply meant inflationary pressure
Civil rights reform enacted by the Truman administration included:
a) passage of Voting Rights Act
b) a constitutional amendment to ensure citizenship
c) desegregation of all public facilities
d) desegregation of the armed forces
The Employment Act of 1946 did NOT:
a) guarantee full employment for all American workers
b)established a council of economic advisers to assist the president
c)attempt to ward off a possible economic crisis
d) help define the post-war economic growth
The creation of the Council of Economic Advisors:
A) increased the role of the federal government in the nation's economy
B) occurred during the 1st Eisenhower administration
C) took place during a time of economic prosperity
D) was done by executive order of the president
The Taft Hartley Act:
A) represented the most progressive labor reforms since the Wilson administration
B) was an attempt by big business to reverse gains made by organized labor
c) limited immigration of Asians and eastern Europeans
d) was successful because it was supported by John L Lewis
The Taft Hartley Act:
a) did not become law
b) was signed by Pres Truman
c) was vetoed by Pres Truman
d) was opposed by most Republican members of Congress
The GI bill was geared at helping veterans in the areas of:
a) medical care and cash bonuses
b) mental health and self-esteem
c) welfare programs and job counseling
d) housing and education
1 immediate problem in the first few years after the war was:
a) housing shortage
b) the national feeling that not much was gained by victory in the war
c) large-scale unemployment
d) a marked decrease in the standard of living for the middle class
Levittoen represented a change toward:
A) an increase in Americans who owned small farms
b) affordable homes in American suburbs
c) a belief in labor-management equity
d) the development of suburbs based in ethnic identity
The courageous athlete who broke the "color line" in major league baseball was:
A) Jackie Robinson
B) Hank Aaron
C) Jesse Owens
D) Willie Mays
1 trend of the period 1946-1950 was:
a) further segregation in professional sports
b) a growth of power for organized labor
c) a declining fear in the threat of communism
d) a significant increase in the number of babies being born
Aspects of the Democratic Party's "vital center" from 1948-1968 did NOT include:
a) a commitment to maintaining New Deal reforms
b) attempts to extend freedom abroad
c) attempts to maintain the party's popularity with labor
d) showing wide tolerance toward communist ideology
Harry Truman's economic package was known as the:
A) fair Deal
b) New Frontier
c) Great Society
d) New World Order
All of the following facets of Harry Truman's economic package passed EXCEPT:
a) revitalizing the Social Security program
b) legislation to help people who had been priced out of the housing market
c) a plan to provide national health insurance for all Americans
D)the expansion of many existing New Deal programs