American History (since 1877) final review

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1

The New Deal's first step to achieve recovery dealt with

c. banking

2

What New Deal agency put young, single men to work planting trees, building parks, and fighting soil erosion?

c. Civilian Conservation Corps

3

Which program was enacted during the Second New Deal?

b. an insurance program for the elderly

4

The neutrality legislation of the 1930's was based on the assumption that the United States could keep out of war by

d. banning arms sales to countries at war

5

Most Americans viewed war work for women as

b. a temporary response to the war emergency

6

The first city attacked with atomic weapons was

b. Hiroshima

7

Because of Anglo hostility toward Latinos focused on pachucos, the Los Angeles city council passed an ordinance making it a crime to wear a tuxedo.

False

8

The harnessing of atomic energy meant no one in the world, even the United States, was safe anymore.

True

9

What did the secretary of state offer in his Marshall Plan?

a. to provide financial aid to rebuild Europe's war-torn economies

10

Which of the following presented the most divisive issue the Kennedy administration had to face?

b. the civil rights movement

11

Which statement about the postwar world of work is most accurate?

c. Monority workers lost their jobs through the practice of "last hired, first fired

12

With his "Fair Deal", Truman hoped to keep his working coalition of _____ together.

a. labor and farmers

13

Religion in the 1950's was

c. one way Americans in suburbia maintained a sense of identity and community

14

Which stereotype of women was most common in the 1950's?

c. domestic and motherly

15

In the election of 1960, which of the following were key components to Kennedy's victory?

d. all of these answers are correct (religion, race, & ethniticity)

16

The case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka concerned

c. racial segregation in public schools

17

Which of the following civil rights organizations effectively used the nation's judicial system to implement lasting change in America?

a. NAACP

18

In reaction to the Soviet blockade, the Western powers initiated a massive airlift to supply the besieged people.

True