United States History III
Which of these cities in 1965 was the scene of the first large scale public demonstration against the Vietnam War organized by the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society)?
New York City
Which of the following was a common criticism of the Social Security Act when it was passed?
The act reduced the American public's sense of entitlement and expectations of support from the government.
The act was financed by a regressive tax scheme, which placed the tax burden disproportionally on the poor.
Payments to recipients of pensions were too high.
The act provided health insurance, which would lead to socialized medicine.
Which of the following became the leading prophet of the drug LSD in the counterculture?
Which of these American universities witnessed the shooting of four protesters during a demonstration against the United States invasion of Cambodia in 1970?
University of California, Berkeley
Kent State University
Kennesaw State University
Which of the following have contributed most to the economic growth in the "Sunbelt" after World War II?
The recovery and expansion of the cotton industry
The growth of the defense and aerospace industries in this area
The presence of powerful labor unions in this area
The expansion of the steel industry in this area
What was a major cause of racial violence in American cities between 1917 and 1923?
White and black workers were competing for the same factory jobs.
Returning black World War I veterans demanded that their civil rights be respected.
Both A and B
Neither A nor B
Which of the following statements best describes the "stagflation" of the 1970s?
Weak economic growth, inflation, and high unemployment
Strong economic growth, deflation, and high unemployment
Weak economic growth, inflation, and low unemployment
Weak economic growth, deflation, and low unemployment
Which of the following outcomes was true at the end of Ronald Reagan's presidency?
Unemployment rates in the country were higher than when he came into office.
Personal income in the United States, when adjusted for inflation, declined when Reagan was in office.
The federal debt vastly expanded during Reagan's presidency.
The inflation rate accelerated during Reagan's presidency.
Which of the following was a lesson for the United States from the Korean War?
"Limited Wars" were popular with the American public due to low war casualties.
The United States could only commit military forces overseas with the approval of Congress.
The containment of Communism was not limited to Western Europe.
Communist China could potentially be an ally and economic partner of the United States.
Which of the following was a policy pursued by Republican presidents in the 1920s?
Harnessing hydroelectric power through the construction of government owned power plants
Developing partnerships between government and private industry through trade associations
Regulating businesses and breaking up corporate monopolies.
Creating new jobs through large public works projects funded by the Federal government
There are 10 questions to complete.