Project #5312 - us history


Use the following information to answer the question.President Nixon believed that the way to reduce Cold War tensions was to balance international power. To that end, Nixon began establishing foreign relations with Communist countries, in particular with Communist China. Inm 1972, Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Stratigic Arms Limitation Treaty, or SALT.What does the above information describe?

A) detente

B) the arms race

C) Cold War rhetoric

D) shuttle diplomacy



What conclusions can be made from the list of information below: - Growth of suburbs was encouraged by the construction of highways - Technological advances were created by new industries - The average standard of living increased by more than 40% - The baby boom created a demand for new products and contributed to economic growth - Medical advances, such as polio vaccine, improved childhood health - The growth of households increased consumerism of such products as washing machines, televisions, and the family car.

A) They were indicators of a looming Cold War

B) They support the need for civil rights legislation

C) They show the flight of industry from America's cities

D) They show the 1950's as a time of economic prosperity



What was the importance of interchangeable parts during the Industrial Revolution of the early 19th century?

A) They allowed for the mass production and reduced price of producing American goods

B) They brought fame to the international inventor Eli Whitney

C) They were first used in production of the cotton gin

D) They revolutionized the cotton gin



What was one of the purposes behind passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

A) to establish federal voting rights

B) to eliminate the segregation of public schools

C) to outlaw discrimination based on race

D) to create a database on immigration



What can be said about George Washington as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army?

A) He had amazing resolve and kept his troops inspired even after the loss of New York

B) He lacked the leadership skills needed during difficult times

C) He was not able to convince his men to stay through the winter at Valley Forge

D) He did not believe a professional army was needed to fight the British



Which factor was instrumental in prolonging the Cold War from the years of the Truman presidency until the fall of the Soviet government in 1991?

A) the arms race

B) the Marshall Plan

C) the Lend-Lease Act

D) the Berlin Blockade



How did inventions such as Thomas Edison's phonograph and electric light change American life?

A) They inspired such inventions as the John Deere plow

B) They affected American leisure activities and industry

C) They resulted in an expanded railroad network

D) They encouraged the building of canals



Based on the information below, what was the purpose of the Erie Canal? - The Erie Canal was completed in 1825 - It links the Hudson River with Lake Erie - It included 83 locks with a rise of 568 feet and 18 aqueducts designed to carry the canal over ravines and rivers. - Between 1836 and 1862, it was enlarged to support boats 70 feet wide and 7 feet deep. - It was enlarged again between 1903 and 1918 to accommodate large barges carrying very heavy loads.

A) to accommodate the recreational needs of easterners

B) to facilitate the growth of the United States

C) to enhance the environment along Lake Erie

D) to impede trade throughout the region



Which BEST describes the 1980's economic policy called Reaganomics?

A) reduce taxes, reduce social programs, deregulate businesses

B) expand business opportunities, expand social programs

C) eliminate foreign aid, raise taxes on corporations

D) reduce social programs, raise taxes on businesses, expand Medicare



In his 1965 Inaugural Address, President Lydon B. Johnson told the nations, "In a land of great wealth, families must not live in hopeless poverty. In a land rich in harvest, children just must not go hungry. In a land of healing miracles, neighbors must not suffer and die unattended. In a great land of learning and scholars, young people must be taught to read and write." What were two key elements of Johnson's Great Society program?

A) Social Security and Head Start

B) food stamps and the TVA

C) the CCC and the FDIC

D) Medicare and Medicaid



How did the 1820 Missouri Compromise maintain a balance of free and slave states in the nation?

A) The United States Senate is slow to abandon neutrality

B) Missouri entered the Union as a slave state while Maine entered as a free state

C) Congress agreed to allow states to vote on where they wanted to be free or slave

D) The southern states agreed to abandon the Ordinance of Nullification and not secede.



Why was the Battle of Saratoga a turning point in the American Revolution?

A) It was followed by a formal alliance with France to support the American fight for independence

B) It resulted in the capture of thousands of British soldiers, along with their pledge to no longer fight against the Americans.

C) It showed the military skill of Benedict Arnold, though he would soon change sides

D) It gave Congress reason to change command of the Continental Army from General George Washington to General Horatio Gates



As part of his foreign policy agenda, in 1993, President Clinton pressed Congress to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This agreement eliminated trade barriers between Mexico, the United States, and

A) Cuba

B) Canada

C) Greenland

D) Iceland



Which is the BEST description of Jacksonian Democracy?

A) It promoted both participation in government by all citizens and the spoils system

B) It developed an elitist approach to government with wealth directing policies

C) It reduced the number of federal legislators and increased the president's power

D) It expanded the power of the rich and reduced the power of small farmers



Use the information below about the Miranda Warning to answer the following question1. You have the right to remain silent2. Anything you say can and will be used against you3. You have the right to talk to a lawyer and have him or her present with you while you are being questioned.4. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, one will be appointed to represent you before any questioning, if you wish.The Miranda Warning resulted from a case that came before the Warren Court in 1966 called Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning upholds the Bill of Rights by

A) assuring everyone's right to vote in federal elections

B) protecting the rights of individuals being accused

C) allowing the court to hold an individual for as long as it wants

D) assisting individuals in finding a lawyer that always will win the case



In 1624, a group of Dutch merchants started New Netherland. The main settlement of the colony was called New Amsterdam. After purchasing Manhattan Island from the Manhatten (American Indian) people, New Amsterdam grew into a major trade center. What happened to New Amsterdam?

A) It was taken over by the English in 1664

B) It was the least tolerant of the middle colonies

C) It grew into a center for the French fur trade

D) It was settled by Quakers who believed in religious tolerance



Which of the following events was most responsible for the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan?

A) the Iraq War

B) the bombing of Pearl Harbor

C) terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001

D) the Iran-Contra scandal



The Neutrality Acts of 1935 and 1937 banned the sale of weapons to nations at war. Both pieces of legislation reflected America's

A) effort to isolate itself from European conflict

B) willingness to become involved in international problems

C) desire to act as a mediator between belligerent nations

D) compassion for the strife experienced by European countries



Use the information below to answer the question that follows:The case of Tinker v. Des Moines involved the wearing of black arm bands by students in a public school as a way to protest United States involvement in the Vietnam War. Based on school policy, the students were suspended until they agreed not to wear the arm bands. In ruling for the students, Justice Fortas wrote for the majority, "it can hardly be argued that eitehr students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at teh schoolhouse gate..."Tinker v. Des Moines involved which constitutional amendment?

A) 1st

B) 2nd

C) 5th

D) 8th



What was the purpose of the Gettysburg Address, delivered by President Lincoln on November 19, 1863?

A) to punish the South

B) to honor fallen soldiers

C) to propose the 13th Amendment

D) to call for the South's surrender



President Truman authorized the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan as a way to

A) bring World War II to a quick end

B) earn the backing of the Allies in the war effort

C) gain the surrender of Germany

D) spur international atomic research



What was the name of the first representative body in the American colonies?

A) the Albany Plan of Union

B) the Continental Congress

C) the Sons of Liberty

D) the Virginia House of Burgesses



In what ways was the Lewis and Clark Expedition a key element in Manifest Destiny?

A) The Louisana Purchase established a boundary for southern migration

B) Westward expansion stalled until the Homestead Act in 1862

C) The United States viewed westward expansion as providential

D) Jefferson sought to restrict settlement within the Louisana Territory



What did the Espionage Act of 1917 forbid?

A) trade agreements with Great Britain

B) interference in Army recruiting

C) speaking out against the government

D) travel by ship to Europe



How can the anti-Vietnam War movement be characterized?

A) a mixture of violent and nonviolent demonstrations

B) as nonvilent civil disobedience

C) short-lived and centered in cities

D) completely remmoved from college campuses



Limited government, a system of checks and balances, a separation of the powers in government, and governmetn based on the will of the people, form the foundation for the

A) Northwest Ordiance

B) United States Constitution

C) Louisiana Purchase

D) Articles of Confederation



The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 is an example of

A) labor unions embracing immigrant workers

B) discrimination against immigrants in the later half of the 19th century

C) increases in immigration quotas at the federal level

D) legislation at the national level to address unfair labor practices



In the 1920's, labor unions were wary of Eastern European immigrants in part because of

A) Black Thursday

B) the Jazz Age

C) the Red Scare

D) the Great Depression



In 1933, Congress passed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act. It helped raise the standard of living for some 3.5 million people through the construction of dams and

A) the laying of railroad track across Tennessee

B) the installation of electricity in rural communities

C) the purchase of new farming equipment for poor farmers

D) the building of one-room school houses in rural communities



As the nation entered the Civil War, the Union had several advantages over the South. Which of the following factors was a Southern advantage?

A) amount of population

B) location of most battles

C) amount of industry

D) location of railroad track



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