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Modern America (Vietnam - Present) Review

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  • Q1
    Why did the US get involved in the Vietnam War?
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    To give aid to South Vietnam and prevent the spread of communism.
    To create missiles in North Korea that could reach China.
    To aid North Vietnam in their invasion of South Vietnam.
    Fulfill the US request to give military aid to South Vietnam.
  • Q2
    What was the purpose of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?
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    Gave LBJ UNLIMITED powers to protect North Vietnam at all cost.
    Gave LBJ LIMITED powers in the war.
    Withdrew all US troops from Vietnam.
    Gave Lyndon B. Johnson UNLIMITED powers to protect South Vietnam at all cost.
  • Q3
    What prompted congress to pass the War Powers Resolution?
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    Decisions made by the Executive Branch during Vietnam.
    Decisions made by the Judicial Branch during the Korean War.
    US action in the Korean War.
    Decisions made by the Legislative Branch during Vietnam.
  • Q4
    Which term is used to describe the discrepancy between public statements and actual policies?
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    Credibility Gap.
    Living-Room War.
    Flexible Response.
    Hawk Mentality.
  • Q5
    Which of the following government actions would explain the trend seen in the chart?
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    Great Society.
    Title IX.
    Head Start and Upward Bound.
    Affirmative Action.
  • Q6
    Which of the following would be an example of Title IX?
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    A teacher attempts to organize a charity basketball game.
    A principal refuses or organize athletic events for females.
    Staffing for a foreign class is reduced to low numbers.
    Funding of a music program is cut because of the tax revenues.
  • Q7
    This artistic movement demonstrates the contributions of which culture to US art?
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    Chinese Americans.
    African Americans.
    Irish Americans.
    Hispanic Americans.
  • Q8
    What was President Nixon's overall approach in handling the Cold War?
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    He opened the United States up to global criticism.
    Supported the policy of detente and fixing relationships.
    To end the Cold War was to build nuclear weapons.
    Content to maintain the status quo in US foreign policy.
  • Q9
    What was the goal between President Nixon and the Soviet Premier Brezhnev?
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    To recognize the independence for former satellite states.
    To reach a formal agreement on weapons control.
    To develop a global environmental protection policy.
    To negotiate the reunification of Germany.
  • Q10
    The incident shown by this cartoon increased distrust toward the US government because -
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    The Supreme Court decided to keep Nixon as president.
    The President directed a conspiracy to mislead the nation.
    Congress failed to pass legislation for the privacy rights.
    The press secretary failed to keep the public informed.
  • Q11
    What was the reaction of many Americans to the Watergate Scandal?
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    Confidence in the presidential selection process.
    Discontent over the antiwar and civil rights protest.
    Distrust about the government and elected politicians.
    Support for the containment of communism.
  • Q12
    What was the primary reason for the trends in public confidence from 1973-1976?
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    The explosion aboard Apollo 13.
    The Watergate Scandal.
    The nuclear-power accident at Three Mile Island.
    The normalization of relations with China.
  • Q13
    What was the significance of the Camp David Accords?
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    It was the first peace treaty signed between Israel and Egypt.
    Ensured China and America would be long-term trade partners.
    They formally ended the Cold War.
    Created an agreement between the Democrats and Republicans.
  • Q14
    What was the goal of the Environmental Protection Agency?
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    To raise awareness of environmental issues.
    To honor the world's agricultural workers.
    To celebrate the diversity of mankind.
    To promote peace throughout the world.
  • Q15
    In what ways did Jimmy Carter try to conserve energy?
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    He created the Department of Energy and use as much oil.
    Used as much oil as possible and drove a Tesla.
    He created the Department of Energy and used alternative energy.
    He created more nuclear energy and more nukes.

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