The movement to reverse the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was supported by all of the following except:
Which of the following was not a central theme of the Reagan revolution?
Military spending has grown far too lavish and must be reduced.
Which was not one of the conservative ideas that informed Barry Goldwater's campaign for the presidency in 1964, and shaped conservatism for years thereafter?
a call for expansion of governmental regulations
A major initiative of the Carter administration was the:
Panama Canal treaty.
Tom Wolfe dubbed the 1970s, a time in which "lifestyle" emerged in depoliticized form, the:
Which of the following series of events is listed in proper sequence?
announcement of President Nixon's "Vietnamization" policy; U.S. invasion of Cambodia; publication of Pentagon Papers; War Powers Act
Which is not central to libertarian conservatism?
Which of the following was not a major theme raised by critics of Reagan's presidency?
He appears more interested in safeguarding the environment than in safeguarding the nation from communism.
The 1960 statement drafted by young conservatives, members of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), which asserted that the free market underpinned "personal freedom" and that international communism posed a grave menace to American liberty was called:
The Sharon Statement
What was 1978 Supreme Court decision that rejected the idea of fixed affirmative action quotas, but allowed that institutions of higher learning could use race as one factor among many in admissions decisions?
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
From 1973 to 1993, real wages:
essentially did not rise.
An indication of America's economic troubles during the 1970s was:
all of the above
Which was not a reason that Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) rolls expanded rapidly during the 1960s?
The federal government quintupled AFDC payments to individual recipients.
"Stagflation" refers to:
stagnant economic growth and high inflation.
President Richard Nixon sought to replace the polarized and hostile relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union with a new era of "peaceful coexistence" called:
Which of the following issues was not a focus of political conflict during the Seventies?
federal programs addressing acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
What was the name for the plan by which, beginning in 1969, President Nixon gradually drew down the number of American troops in Vietnam, saying they would be replaced by South Vietnamese soldiers?
Evangelical Christians of the Religious Right believe that, too often, American culture seems to trivialize religion and promote immorality, and demanded the Supreme Court reverse decisions in all of the following, except:
the overly easy access to divorce.
Which of the following was not a key factor behind President Carter's 1980 reelection defeat?
a general feeling that Carter was morally corrupt and hopelessly indifferent to the concerns of the people
Which was not one of President Nixon's apparent motivations in the context of his administration's Philadelphia Plan, and its promotion of "affirmative action"?
He sought to garner the support of white working class voters for the Republican Party in initiating the Philadelphia Plan.
What was the 1979 organization created by Virginia minister Jerry Falwell, devoted to waging a "war against sin" and electing "pro-life, pro-family, pro-America," candidates?
Which of the following developments did not help undermine public faith in the effectiveness of federal government?