The Nation Divides: The Vietnam War and Social Conflict 1964-1971 - Quiz

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1

The textbook notes that in the 1960s, the economy was still plagued by

maldistribution of income.

2

Johnson's Great Society promised a "war on

poverty."

3

Regarding the political rights of African Americans, the text describes the __________ as the single most important piece of legislation in the twentieth century.

Voting Rights Act

4

The right of the poor or indigent to legal counsel was guaranteed in the Supreme Court Case of

Gideon v. Wainwright.

5

The incident at My Lai demonstrated

frustrations and rage felt by American soldiers.

6

The Tet Offensive

crushed any remaining hopes of an imminent victory.

7

Malcom X was a leader of the

Nation of Islam.

8

Cesar Chavez concentrated on organizing and securing the rights of Latinos working

as migrant farm hands.

9

The "Pentagon Papers" revealed

that the government had been deceiving the American public about the course of the Vietnam war.

10

President Diem's unpopular rule was brought to an end by

his assassination at the hands of his own generals.