AMH Final PT1

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  1. From the American perspective, what precipitated the cold war?
    Stalin's refusal to allow self-determination for the countries of Eastern Europe
  2. At the Potsdam Conference,

    Americas possession of the atomic bomb bolstered Truman to use "tough" methods with the Soviets

  3. The creator of containment who enumerated his fears in the “Long Telegram” was
    George Kennan
  4. The Truman Doctrine was implemented in response to Communist threats in
    Greece and Turkey
  5. To forestall economic difficulties, which could foster the rise of communism throughout Europe, the United States gave nearly $13 billion to a European recovery program nicknamed the
    Marshall Plan
  6. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, the United States and the USSR came closest to war over
    Red Scare
  7. A result of the Berlin Blockade and Berlin Airlift, the coup in Czechoslovakia was the creation of
  8. The National Security Council's (NSC) 1950 document known as NSC-68 held that
    Soviet Union wanted to destroy the United States, and called for a major escalation of American defense forces (atomic bomb)
  9. President Truman's response to the invasion of South Korea was to
    ask the UN Security Council to authorize a "police action"
  10. What was the outcome of the Korean War?
    Korea remained divided
  11. What was a long-term consequence of the Korean War?
    allowed future presidents to commit troops to an undeclared war without congressional approval, established a precedent of not using atomic weapons in future cold war conflicts
  12. A reaction to the massive postwar strikes was the
    Taft-Hartley Act
  13. The Dixiecrats would have been most opposed to
    desegregating the armed forces
  14. In 1947, the Truman administration reacted to the growing anti-Communist fervor in the country by
    inflaming the hysteria by issuing an executive order initiating a comprehensive investigation of all federal employees loyalty.
  15. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
    targeted the film industry
  16. Senator Joseph McCarthy's investigation committee lost all credibility when it attacked
    US army
  17. Who was the leader of the liberal wing of the Republican Party in the 1950s?
    Thomas Dewey
  18. In what way did cold war concerns shape American foreign policy in the 1950s?
    the US had to help other people around the world to be free
  19. During most of the 1950s, at the national level Republicans and Democrats seemed to be in broad agreement about all of the following except
    social equality
  20. During the Eisenhower administration, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) helped overthrow the government of
  21. The leader of North Vietnam during the late 1950s was
    Ho Chi Minh
  22. French occupation of Vietnam ended as a result of
    the French defeat at Dienbienphu
  23. Perhaps Kennedy's greatest foreign-policy blunder was the
    Bay of Pigs
  24. The most famous symbol of the cold war was
    the Berlin Wall
  25. During the Cuban missile crisis,
    the US and the Soviet Union came closer to nuclear war than at any other time
  26. John F. Kennedy's policy toward South Vietnam included
    increasing the number of American troops on the ground to 16,000 by November 1963
  27. In the famous kitchen debate of 1959
    VP Nixon arrives in Moscow to open American exhibit. Khruschlev thought he was trying to humiliate him. He criticized appliances and an unprepared debate followed
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