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Containment - United States History

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  • Q1
    "IT IS CLEAR THAT THE UNITED STATES CANNOT EXPECT IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE TO ENJOY POLITICAL INTIMACY WITH THE SOVIET REGIME. IT MUST CONTINUE TO REGARD THE SOVIET UNION AS A RIVAL, NOT A PARTNER, IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. IT MUST CONTINUE TO EXPECT THAT SOVIET POLICIES WILL REFLECT NO ABSTRACT LOVE OF PEACE AND STABILITY, NO REAL FAITH IN THE POSSIBILITY OF A PERMANENT HAPPY COEXISTENCE OF THE SOCIALIST AND CAPITALIST WORLDS, BUT RATHER A CAUTIOUS, PERSISTENT PRESSURE TOWARD THE DISRUPTION AND, WEAKENING OF ALL RIVAL INFLUENCE AND RIVAL POWER.” "LONG-TERM, PATIENT BUT FIRM AND VIGILANT CONTAINMENT OF RUSSIAN EXPANSIVE TENDENCIES." Which of the following events would most directly support the ideas in the excerpt?
    Berlin Airlift
    Manhattan Project
    Rosenberg Case
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    120s
  • Q2
    "IT IS CLEAR THAT THE UNITED STATES CANNOT EXPECT IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE TO ENJOY POLITICAL INTIMACY WITH THE SOVIET REGIME. IT MUST CONTINUE TO REGARD THE SOVIET UNION AS A RIVAL, NOT A PARTNER, IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. IT MUST CONTINUE TO EXPECT THAT SOVIET POLICIES WILL REFLECT NO ABSTRACT LOVE OF PEACE AND STABILITY, NO REAL FAITH IN THE POSSIBILITY OF A PERMANENT HAPPY COEXISTENCE OF THE SOCIALIST AND CAPITALIST WORLDS, BUT RATHER A CAUTIOUS, PERSISTENT PRESSURE TOWARD THE DISRUPTION AND, WEAKENING OF ALL RIVAL INFLUENCE AND RIVAL POWER.” "LONG-TERM, PATIENT BUT FIRM AND VIGILANT CONTAINMENT OF RUSSIAN EXPANSIVE TENDENCIES." Who is the author of the excerpt?
    Harry Truman
    IKE
    Joseph McCarthy
    George Kennan
    120s
  • Q3
    "IT IS CLEAR THAT THE UNITED STATES CANNOT EXPECT IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE TO ENJOY POLITICAL INTIMACY WITH THE SOVIET REGIME. IT MUST CONTINUE TO REGARD THE SOVIET UNION AS A RIVAL, NOT A PARTNER, IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. IT MUST CONTINUE TO EXPECT THAT SOVIET POLICIES WILL REFLECT NO ABSTRACT LOVE OF PEACE AND STABILITY, NO REAL FAITH IN THE POSSIBILITY OF A PERMANENT HAPPY COEXISTENCE OF THE SOCIALIST AND CAPITALIST WORLDS, BUT RATHER A CAUTIOUS, PERSISTENT PRESSURE TOWARD THE DISRUPTION AND, WEAKENING OF ALL RIVAL INFLUENCE AND RIVAL POWER.” "LONG-TERM, PATIENT BUT FIRM AND VIGILANT CONTAINMENT OF RUSSIAN EXPANSIVE TENDENCIES." Most historians would argue that the philosophy stated in this excerpt ceased to have a significant influence on US foreign policy as a result of which of the following?
    manned mission to the Moon
    successful invasion of Cuba
    fall of the Berlin Wall
    success of the Berlin Blockade
    120s
  • Q4
    "IT IS CLEAR THAT THE UNITED STATES CANNOT EXPECT IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE TO ENJOY POLITICAL INTIMACY WITH THE SOVIET REGIME. IT MUST CONTINUE TO REGARD THE SOVIET UNION AS A RIVAL, NOT A PARTNER, IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. IT MUST CONTINUE TO EXPECT THAT SOVIET POLICIES WILL REFLECT NO ABSTRACT LOVE OF PEACE AND STABILITY, NO REAL FAITH IN THE POSSIBILITY OF A PERMANENT HAPPY COEXISTENCE OF THE SOCIALIST AND CAPITALIST WORLDS, BUT RATHER A CAUTIOUS, PERSISTENT PRESSURE TOWARD THE DISRUPTION AND, WEAKENING OF ALL RIVAL INFLUENCE AND RIVAL POWER.” "LONG-TERM, PATIENT BUT FIRM AND VIGILANT CONTAINMENT OF RUSSIAN EXPANSIVE TENDENCIES." The philosophy stated in the excerpt was most directly a reaction to which of the following?
    growing Soviet control of Eastern Europe
    the creation of NATO
    duck and cover
    the fall of Saigon after the Vietnam War
    120s

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