Which of the following does not represent Truman's response to the problems of the American economy?
1. Which of the following does not represent Truman's response to the problems of the American economy and society?
a. increase in the minimum wage
b. executive orders providing for increased racial equality
c. opposition to tax cuts designed to benefit the wealthy
d. support for labor reforms such as the Taft-Hartley act
e. All of the above do represent Truman's responses.
2. Which of the following was not characteristic of the Second Red Scare of the 1940s and 50s?
a. The House Un-American Activities Committee took testimony on suspected communists in government and in the private sector.
b. The American Legion defended the civil rights of American citizens.
c. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union.
d. Joseph McCarthy gained support from Daniel Boorstin and Robert Taft.
e. All of the above were characteristic of the Second Red Scare.
3. Which of the following characterizes Dwight Eisenhower's response to the problems of inflation and unemployment?
a. He considered both to be serious, but thought inflation more serious than unemployment.
b. He considered both to be serious, but thought unemployment more serious then inflation.
c. He considered both to be equally serious.
d. He considered neither to be very serious.
e. None of the above represent his point of view.
4. Which of the following is an inaccurate description of a decision made by the Warren Court?
a. Brown v. Board of Education ruled that separate facilities violated the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause.
b. Miranda v. Arizona required local authorities to inform prisoners of their right to legal counsel.
c. Baker v. Carr required states to apportion their legislatures on the basis of actual population distribution.
d. Gideon v. Wainwright required people accused of crimes to furnish themselves with counsel.
e. All of the above are accurate.
5. Which of the following was not characteristic of American society in the period from 1945 to 1968?
a. Most Americans preferred rock and roll and James Dean to Reader's Digest Condensed Books and Lawrence Welk.
b. Critics expressed considerable concern about the inferior quality of television programs.
c. In Protestantism, neoorthodoxy became the predominant theology.
d. During the 1960s the student movement focused on the Vietnam War and on participatory democracy.
e. All of the above were characteristic of the culture of the 1960s.
6. Which of the following statements best characterizes the record of the Kennedy administration in the field of civil rights?
a. He moved with vigor and dispatch to deal with discrimination.
b. Fearful of losing support for other programs, he proposed no new civil rights legislation in 1961 or 1962.
c. Even though bombings and police action in the south killed people, Kennedy proposed no new civil rights measures in 1963.
d. Kennedy expressed some sympathy with the attempt to integrate the University of Mississippi but took no action.
e. None of the above represent his record
7. In which of the following areas did the Johnson administration fail to secure legislation?
a. civil rights
b. aid to education
c. health care
d. rehabilitation of the unemployed
e. He secured legislation in each of these areas.
8. Which of the following was not characteristic of the Women's movement of the 1960s and 70s?
a. Women in the workforce tended to be concentrated in domestic service, elementary school teaching, and law.
b. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
c. Authors wrote a number of books arguing that women were subordinated to men in modern society.
d. Congress proposed the Equal Rights Amendment, but it failed to receive ratification in the states.
e. All of the above were characteristic of the Women's movement.
9. Which of the following was not characteristic of the Chicano and Indian rights movements during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s?
a. Chicanos conducted a strike against grape producers.
b. Indians occupied Alcatraz.
c. The Carter, Reagan, and Bush administrations supported bilingual education.
d. The confrontation at Wounded Knee in 1972 resulted in deaths.
e. All of the above were characteristic of the period of Chicano and Indian activism.
10. Which of the following characteristics do the presidential elections of 1952 and 1964 share?
a. In both, Republican candidates managed to succeed in the parts of the South.
b. In both, the Republican candidate won.
c. In both, the Democratic candidates did better than in the previous election.
d. In both third party candidates tipped the balance.
e. The two elections share none of the above characteristics.
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