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Truman referred to his program of economic and social reform as the
Which of the following pieces of Truman's domestic agenda was rejected by Congress?
National Health care.
What was the policy of trying to limit the expansion of Soviet influence abroad?
The Truman administration tried to help Europe recover from the devastation of World War II with the
The name of the first manmade satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, was
The first Levittown was built
Nassau County, New York in 1947
The disc jockey who popularized rock and roll was
The NAACP lawyer who became known as "Mr. Civil Rights" was
The Arkansas governor who tried to prevent the integration of Little Rock High School was
Governor Orval Faubus
The term Kennedy chose to describe his sealing off of Cuba to prevent Soviet shipments of weapons or supplies was
Kennedy proposed a constitutional amendment that would
Outlaw Poll Taxes.
was Johnson's program to provide federal funding for healthcare for the poor.
Many Americans began to doubt that the war in Vietnam could be won following
the Tet Offensive
The new protest tactic against segregation used by students in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960 was the
The African American group that advocated the use of violence and espoused a Marxist ideology was called
the Black Panthers
Who founded the Crusade for Justice in Denver, Colorado in 1965?
Rodolfo "Corky' Gonzales
What was one of the major student organizations engaged in organizing protests and demonstrations against the Vietnam War?
Students for a Democratic Society
Which of the following was not a founding goal of NOW?
to decriminalize the use of birth control
One of the original founders of AIM was
The Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade established that
abortions obtained during the first three months of pregnancy were legal
President Nixon took a bold diplomatic step in early 1972 when he
met with Chinese leaders in Beijing
The blue-collar workers who Nixon called "the silent majority"
believed their opinions were overlooked in the political process
The demonstrations at Kent State University in May 1970 were held to protest what event?
the invasion of Cambodia by U.S. forces
Recognizing that ongoing protests and campus violence reflected a sea change in public opinion about the war, in 1971 Nixon
repealed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
The agreement Gerald Ford signed with the leader of the Soviet Union that ended the territorial issues remaining from World War II was
the Helsinki Accords
Of these figures, who was not indicted following the Watergate break-in and cover-up?
During the 1976 election campaign, Jimmy Carter famously promised
That he would never lie
Carter deregulated several major American industries in an effort to ensure that
companies would become more competitive
Before becoming a conservative Republican, Ronald Reagan was
A liberal Democrat
The belief that cutting taxes for the rich will eventually result in economic benefits for the poor is commonly referred to as
Which statement best describes Reagan's political style?
folksy and likeable
What rationale did Phyllis Schlafly and her STOP ERA movement cite when opposing the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment?
the ERA would end gender-specific privileges women enjoyed
The group the Reagan administration encouraged and supported in its fight against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua was known as the
The country that Iraq invaded to trigger the crisis that resulted in the Persian Gulf War was
Bill Clinton helped create a large free market among Canada, the United States, and Mexico with ratification of the
The key state in the 2000 election where the U.S. Supreme Court stopped a recount of votes was
How were economic competition and imperialism causes of World War I?
Do you think that Alexander was worthy of the title “Great”? Explain.
How did the law help to unify Muslim society?
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