U.S. History Bullet Questions

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U.S. History Bullet Questions
2013-06-10 23:23:18

Semester 2 bullet questions
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  1. What was the result of some of the decisions made by Chief Justice Earl Warren?
    The United States Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren made several landmark decisions.
  2. Why were federal troops sent to Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957?
    Federal troops were sent to Little Rock to protect the African American students and to enforce the courts decision.
  3. What is the Peace Corps?
    The Peace Corps is an American government organization that sends volunteers to provide technical, educational, and medical services in developing countries.
  4. What was the Cuban Missile Crisis and what was the result of it?
    The Cuban Missile Crisis is a 1962 conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union resulting from the Soviet installation of nuclear weapons in Cuba.
  5. What do the Hungarian revolt of 1956, the U-2 incident, and Cuban Missile Crisis have in common?
    The Hungarian revolt of 1956, the U-2 incident, and the Cuban Missile Crisis led to increase tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  6. What happened with the assassination of JFK?
    JFK was assassinated on Friday, November 22nd, 1963, in Dallas Texas. He was succeeded by Lyndon Johson-his Vice President. It was almost a 1,000 days of his presidency.
  7. Why is the 38th parallel significant?
    The 38th parallel is significant because that is the division line between North and South Korea.
  8. What is "civil disobedience" and who was involved?
    Civil disobedience is a nonviolent refusal to follow laws that are considered to be immoral. Martin Luther King Jr. got from Ghandi who got from Henry David Througho.
  9. What created an escalation of the Vietnam War?
    The escalation of the war in Vietnam began with passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which is a 1964 congressional resolution that authorized president Johnson to commit U.S. troops to South Vietnam and fight a war against North Vietnam.
  10. How did the Immigration Act of 1965 change America?
    The Immigration Act of 1965 abolished the national origins quota system.
  11. What is the Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka?
    The Brown vs. Board of Education was a major legal victory in the civil rights movement. (Desegregation). This landmark decision brought America one step closer to securing equal rights for all.
  12. What is the 1968 Kerner Commission Report?
    The Kerner Commission group set up to investigate the causes of race riots in American cities in the 1960s. It concluded that long term racial discrimination stood as the single most important cause of violence.
  13. What was Lyndon B. Johnson's stance on poverty?
    LBJ "declared war on poverty". It creates healthy start.
  14. What was the Tet Offensive of 1968 and how was it both a victory and a defeat for the U.S.?
    The North Vietnamese Te Offensive of 1968 was a significant point in the war because the American public became convinced the war was un-winnable. They got to come home yet did defend people in Vietnam.
  15. What did "The Feminine Mystique" describe? Who was it written by?
    Betty Friedan's book, "The Feminine Mystique" argued that many women could not have fulling lives if limited to a traditional role in the home.
  16. What was the Watergate Scandal and Constitutional Powers?
    President Nixon was involved in some type of burglary or knew something about it but wouldn't give up his tapes to the government claiming executive privilege. However, the Supreme Court said in this case he needs to give them up. He didn't so he was going to be impeached so instead he resigned.
  17. What was the Equal Rights Amendment?
    Proposed amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed gender equality.
  18. What did Cesar Chavez fight for? What did he organzie?
    Cesar Chavez fought for rights for farm laborers. He organized UFW-United Farm Workers.
  19. What is the policy of detente and why did Nixon believe it was beneficial?
    A main goal of President Nixon's policy of detente was to reduce tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. It put limits on nuclear arms.
  20. What did the 1973 War Powers Act do?
    The 1973 War Powers Act required the president to report to Congress any commitments of any American troops.
  21. What was Vietnamization and how did it differ from other war policies of the past?
    President Nixon's policy of Vietnamization of the war in Vietnam called for gradual withdrawal of all American forces from Vietnam.
  22. What was President Carter's international affairs?
    One of President Carter's high priorities in the national affairs was to human rights violations around the world.
  23. How did the Camp David Accords affect U.S. foreign policy?
    The 1978 settlement between Egypt and Israel resulted in the first peace between Arab nations and Israel.
  24. What was Reaganomics(supply-side economics)?
    President Reagan used supply-side economics or "Reaganomics" to guide his economic program because he believed the following scenerio would occur; lower taxes, increase consumer spending, balance the budget.
  25. What was Reagan's "Star Wars" program (SDI)?
    President Ronald Reagan new "Star Wars" program said that he would build an invisible shield that would cover America and hit off any missiles.