American History

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American History
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  1. Who was a close friend of President Carter’s that also served in his administration, but was eventually asked to resign?
    Bert Lane
  2. During whose administration was the War Powers Act introduced?
    President Ford
  3. During whose administration did the Iran hostage crisis occur?
    President Carter
  4. Which of the following politicians made a keynote address at the 1976 Democratic Convention?
    Barbara Jordan
  5. Which President had a real appeal with blue-collar workers?
    President Carter
  6. Which of the following caused major political turmoil during the Carter Administration?
    Iran hostage crisis
  7. During whose administration did the nation endure a major gas shortage?
    Carter
  8. Relinquishing the Panama Canal was thought to improve relations with
    Latin America.
  9. _______ was a major peace agreement reached during the Carter Administration.
    Camp David Accords
  10. Who brought attention to the energy crisis during the 1970s?
    President Carter
  11. After a lucrative career in Hollywood, who entered politics and was elected Governor of California in 1966?
    Ronald Reagan
  12. Which of the following was a powerful political coalition that formed during the 1980s?
    New Right
  13. Who served as Vice President under Reagan for two terms?
    George H. Bush
  14. Who was the Soviet leader that bonded with President Reagan?
    Mikhail Gobachev
  15. ______ boycotted the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
    Soviet Union and East Germany
  16. Which military leader was involved with the Iran-contra Affair?
    Lt. Colonel Oliver North
  17. The Persian Gulf War began during his administration.
    President Bush
  18. Under his administration, the Cold War officially ended.
    President Bush
  19. Which President was successful in the oil industry before entering politics?
    President Bush
  20. Who was a Conservative judge who was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George H. Bush and endured controversial testimony due to a sexual harassment scandal?
    Clarence Thomas
  21. Who introduced the Contract with America during the 1994 election campaign?
    Newt Gingrich
  22. Who served as the Governor of Texas prior to George W. Bush?
    Ann Richards
  23. The USA Patriot Act was introduced during which President’s Administration?
    President George W. Bush
  24. His administration was plagued by scandal and even a possible impeachment.
    President Clinton
  25. Aside from President Bill Clinton, who was also under investigation for the Whitewater Affair?
    Hillary Clinton
  26. Who served as President Clinton’s Vice President?
    Al Gore
  27. Who served as Vice President under George W. Bush?
    Dick Chaney
  28. Who served as a third party candidate during the 1992 Presidential election?
    H. Ross Perot
  29. Who served as the Mayor of New York during the 911 attackes?
    Rudolph Giuliani
  30. Who was the head of al-Qaeda and initiated the 911 attacks?
    Osama Bin Laden
  31. Which of the following was a senator from Kansas who also served in World War II?
    Robert Dole
  32. Who served as Secretary of Defense under George H. Bush?
    Dick Cheney
  33. _______ was connected to the Whitewater scandal.
    Hillary Clinton
  34. This group opposed the Nicaraguan guerillas in the 1980s.
    Contras
  35. Who was the first female Supreme Court Justice?
    Sandra Day O’ Conner
  36. The Camp David Accords were issued under which administration?
    Carter
  37. Who was the mayor who was praised for their leadership in New York following the 911 attacks?
    Rudolph Giuliani
  38. _______ was geared towards women and minorities and made up for past discrimination.
    Affirmative Action
  39. ________ was proposed in 1987 and called for the United States and Soviet Union to destroy over 2,000 missiles in Europe.
    INF
  40. _______ is a combination of high inflation and high unemployment.
    Stagflation
  41. Under whose administration was the Medicare Act of 2003 introduced?
    Bush
  42. Which of the following was the Democratic nominee in the 1984 Presidential election?
    Walter Mondale
  43. Which of the following was a series of agreements on European society made in 1975?
    Helsinki Accords
  44. Who was Israel’s Prime Minister that played a vital role in the Camp David Accords?
    Menachem Begin
  45. Oliver North was involved in which political scandal?
    Iran-contra Affair
  46. Which of the following was a Shiite Muslim religious leader from Iran?
    the Ayatollah Khomeini
  47. Who advocated supply-side economics?
    Reagan
  48. This President served two terms in office, escaped impeachment, and was plagued by investigations for misconduct.
    President Clinton
  49. _______ rose to attention during the investigation involving Clinton-Lewinsky affair.
    Ken Starr
  50. The Iraq’s invasion of this country led to the Persian Gulf War.
    Kuwait
  51. During whose administration did the Berlin Wall fall?
    President Reagan
  52. _______ served as the Governor of Texas before making a bid for the Presidency.
    George W. Bush
  53. Who was the first black American and woman to address the Democratic National Convention?
    Barbra Jordan
  54. Who was the first female running mate for Vice President in the 1984 election?
    Geraldine Ferraro
  55. During whose administration did the Iran hostage crisis take place?
    Carter
  56. Under whose administration did the Iran-contra Affair occur?
    Reagan
  57. Who was the former Governor of Massachusetts who received the Democratic nomination for President in 1988?
    Michael Dukakis
  58. The _______ are the group of Nicaraguans who took control of the government in 1979.
    Sandinistas
  59. _______ limits the President’s ability to deploy troops abroad.
    War Powers Act
  60. Which of the following terms means a period of slow business activity?
    recession
  61. ________ is the Islamic Fundamentalist organization responsible for the 911 attacks.
    Al-Qaeda
  62. Who was the Egyptian President who played a vital role in the Camp David Accords?
    Anwar el Sadat
  63. Who attempted to assassinate President Reagan?
    John Hinckley, Jr.
  64. Who won a case regarding affirmative action in 1978?
    Allan Bakke
  65. Which service member led coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War?
    General Norman Schwarzkopf
  66. Who served as somewhat of an advisor regarding health care reform to President Bill Clinton.
    Hillary Clinton
  67. Which of the following politicians graduated from Yale and Harvard before entering into politics?
    George W. Bush
  68. Which of the following terms refers to an elected official who is already in office?
    incumbent
  69. The _______ served as the framework for peace between Israel and Egypt.
    Camp David Accords

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