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  1. What strongly influenced the outcome of the 1960 presidential election?
    The televised debates between Kennedy and Nixon.
  2. What was Kennedy's New Frontier?
    uncharted areas of science and space.
  3. What did Kennedy consider to be spending priorites?
    asking the Congress to spend more money on space exploration.
  4. How did Kennedy deal with the steel companies who sharply raised their prices in 1962?
    Kennedy had to talk to his advisers, & made the best possible decision for the American people.
  5. What were the recommendations of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women?
    In 1961, President John Kennedy established the Presidents´┐Ż?? Commission on the Status of Women. He wanted segregation & equality.
  6. What was Kennedy's "flexible response"?
    called for deterrence at strategic and tactical levels, giving US capability to respond to aggression.
  7. What was the Alliance for Progress?
    program of foreign aid presented by J.F. Kennedy to help solve economic/social problems of Latin America.
  8. What was President Kennedy's view of the usefullness of the Peace Corps?
    Operation Crossroads for Africa, was the basis for the development of the Peace Corps.
  9. What was Kennedy's goal for the U.S. in the space race?
    JFK's goal was to put a man on the moon during his presidency.
  10. What was the purpose of the Warren Commission?
    The commission to ascertain, evaluate & report on the facts relating to the assassination of the late President JFK.
  11. What was the purpose of the VISTA program?
    Vista is a windows operating system using by personal computers.
  12. Which Great Society initiatives are still in place today?
    elimination of poverty and racial injustice.
  13. What happend as a result of Rosa Park's arrest?
    Mrs. Parks was convicted under city law, her lawyer filed a notice of appeal.
  14. What was the tactic used by CORE?
    the elimination of poverty and racial injustice.
  15. What manner of which Dr. King sough to end segregation?
    The end of Dr.King's freedom speech is Free at last!
  16. What were the goals of Southern Christian Leadership Conference?
    to encourage ALL YMCA staff and volunteers to better develop their faith, purpose of life, and healthy manner of life.
  17. What was the purpose of the Freedom Riders?
    Affirmative action required that colleges, businesses, etc take the best qualified person without regard to race, religion, national orgin, gender, and race.
  18. What is the purpose of the Kerner Commission?
    advantages for people of a minority group who are seen to have traditionally been discriminated against.
  19. What was Stokely Carmichael's interpretatoin of the term "black power."?
    Stokely Carmichael was a black activist in the Civil Rights movement of the '60s.
  20. What does the "X" represent in Malcolm X's name?
    Malcolm X considered "Little" a slave name and chose the "X" to signify his lost tribal name.
  21. What action did Congress take after the assassination of Dr. King?
    Actions congress took after are not listed.
  22. How did the Civil Rights Act of 1968 help end discrimination?
    It expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin.
  23. What were the messages of the Black Panthers?
    Black Panthers were a militant black American organization active in the 1960s & early 1970s.
  24. Why did the U.S. send military aid to the Vietminh?
    It was to aid Iraq in its war against Iran.
  25. What occured as a result of the battle at Dien Bien Phu?
    It was the climactic battle of the First Indochina War between French Union forces of the French.
  26. What were the Geneva Accords?
    agreements reached in 1954 that were intended to provide a basis for the end of the First Indochina War.
  27. Who was Ngo Dinh Diem?
    Leader of South Vietnam.
  28. How did the U.S. step in after the French left to help the South Vietnamese army?
    The United States entered the war to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam.
  29. What does a Buddhist monk do in protest?
    In 1963 the Buddhist monks set themselves on fire to die in order to protest in Vietnam.
  30. What was the Gulf of Tokin Resolution?
    gave President Johnson authority to increase U.S. involvement in the war between North/South Vietnam.
  31. What was the goal of Agent Orange?
    Agent Orange was a defoliant used by the U.S. in Vietnam to reduce jungle foliage.
  32. What effect did the Tet Offensice have of the American people?
    It caused an extreme negative effect in the American public opinion and boosted bitter protests against the war.
  33. What did the Pentagon Papers reveal?
    showed that the US govt had purposefully expanded the Vietnam War with airstrikes and increased troop numbers.
  34. What happened after the U.S. withdrew from Vietnam?
    the South Vietnamese economy collapsed and North Vietnam quickly took control.
  35. Cloture
    a motion that ends debate and calls for an immediate vote, possible in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 60 senators.
  36. Credibility gap
    lack of trust or believeability.
  37. Domino theory
    the belief that if one mation in Asia fell to the Communists, neighboring countries would follow
  38. Doves
    a person in favor of the United States withdrawing from the Vietnam War.
  39. Due Process
    a judicial requirement that laws may not treat individuals unfairly, arbitrarily, or unreasonably, and that courts must follow proper procedures and rules when trying cases.
  40. Filibuster
    an attempt to kill a bill by having a group of senators take turns speaking continuously so that a vote cannot take place.
  41. Hawks
    somone who believed the United States should continue its military efforts in Vietnam.
  42. Reapportionment
    the method states use to draw up politics districts based on changes in population.
  43. Teach-in
    an extented meeting or class held to discuss a social or political issue.
  44. Vietnamization
    a U.S. policy during the Vietnam War of giving the SouthVietnamese government responsibility for carrying on the war, soas to allow for the withdrawal of American troops.
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