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  1. What did the Port Huron Statement say?
    The statement determined that race and alienation were the two major flashpoints to exploit for their vision of a better America.
  2. What sparked the Free Speech Movement?
    because of a ban of on-campus political activities.
  3. How did the Supreme Court rule on students' First Amendment rights?
    set the stage for future debate over how high the "wall" should be separating church and state.
  4. What was the outcome of the Supreme Court case University of California Regents v. Bakke?
    The school set aside 16 of the 100 seats for African American students.
  5. What did the Equal Pay Act do?
    It imposed rules on Native Americans to force lifestyle changes.
  6. What was the purpose of Title IX?
    the legislation that bans sex discrimination in schools in academics & athletics.
  7. What was the outcome of Roe v. Wade?
    that a woman's right to an abortion fell within the right to privacy protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.
  8. What were the accomplishments of Shirley Chisholm?
    she became the first major-party black candidate for President and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  9. What is affirmative action?
    provides advantages for people of a minority group who are seen to have traditionally been discriminated against,
  10. What was decided in Swann v. Charlotte-Meckenburg Board of Education?
    The Court held that busing was an appropriate remedy for the problem of racial imbalance among school.
  11. What was the goal of the Congressional Black Caucus?
    an organization of black congressional representatives and it's chair in the 111th Congress
  12. Why did Cesar Chaves stage the grape boycott?
    because the people picking the grapes for the grape industry were mistreated immigrant workers who were often paid just a few dollars a week for 60, 80 or more hours of work.
  13. What was La Raza Unida?
    is "the race united" when translated into English.
  14. What were the oppositions' arguement against bilingualism?
    is the practice of teaching non-English speaking students core subjects in their native language as they learn
  15. What was the goal of AIM?
    is the largest square dance association in the United States.
  16. What were the accomplishments of Rachel Carson?
    Rachel Carson only wrote five books.
  17. What actions did the Sierra Club, the Audubon Socitey, and the Wilderness Society take in the 1970s?
    a desire to help freed slaves return to what it thought was the right cultural environment.
  18. Which measures were enacted by the Congress in the 1970s to protect the environment?
    regulating air and water pollution and forming the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  19. What occured on Three Mile Island?
    In 1979 a cooling malfunction caused part of the core to melt in the # 2 reactor at Three Mile Island. The reactor was destroyed.
  20. What did the book Unsafe at Any Speed lead to?
    It lead to stricter regulations with vehicles.
  21. How did Nixon win the support of Southerners in the 1968 presidential election?
    Richard Nixon won the 1968 election with 43.4% of the popular vote.
  22. What was Nixon's New Federalism policy?
    he would use the power of the presidency to further the cause of New Federalism.
  23. Who was Henry Kissinger?
    Kissinger is an American academic and politician who played a dominant role in US foreign policy in the late 1960s and 1970s.
  24. What was detente?
    a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward.
  25. What reason did Nixon give when trying to avoid turning over the Watergate tapes?
    Nixon initially refused to release the tapes, claiming they were vital to national security.
  26. What did the Watergate crisis prompt?
    was a break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters by republicans that led to Richard Nixon's resignation.
  27. What was the purpose of the Federal Campaign Act Amendments?
    set limits on contributions by individuals, political parties and PACs.
  28. What were the Helsinki Accords?
    were a nonbinding agreement between the United States, Canada, Russia, and 49 other countries.
  29. What did President Carter persuade Congress to create?
    President Ford's unconditional pardon of Nixon left the American people having no faith or trust with their government.
  30. How was the Iranian Hostage Crisis resolved?
    because the people picking the grapes for the grape industry were mistreated immigrant workers who were often paid just a few dollars a week for 60, 80 or more hours of work.
  31. What is the meaning of "stagflation."?
    is a situation in which the inflation rate is high and the economic growth rate slows down and unemployment remains steadily high.
  32. What was Transcendental Mediation?
    is a meditational song, so the song itself is very transcendental which is what the basis of meditation is.
  33. Bilingualism
    the practice of teaching immigrant students in their own language.
  34. Busing
    a policy of transporting children to schools outside their neighborhoods to achieve greater racial balance.
  35. Commune
    a group living arrangement in which memebers share everything and work together.
  36. Dentente
    a policy which attempts to relax or ease tensions between nations.
  37. Executive privilege
    principle stating that communications of the executive branch should remain confidential to protect national security.
  38. Feminism
    the belief that men and women should be equal politically, economically, and socially.
  39. Impeach
    to formally charge a public official with misconduct in office.
  40. Impound
    to take possession of.
  41. Inflation
    the loss of value of money.
  42. Summit
    a meeting of heads of government.