American History II Chapters 36-37

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1

All of the following encouraged many postwar Americans to move from cities to the suburbs except

development of fuel-efficient automobiles.

2

Arrange the following events in chronological order: (A) Berlin airlift, (B) Korean War, (C) fall of China.

A, C, B

3

In regard to postwar Germany, the Big Three allies agreed that

high-ranking Nazis should be tried and punished for war crimes. (Exam)

4

Under the North Atlantic Treaty, the United States

assumed a commitment to aid any member nation attacked by the Soviet Union.

5

The postwar policies adopted by the Truman administration toward the Soviet Union were based on the assumption that the Soviet Union was relentlessly

a traditional nationalist empire.

6

The huge baby boom reached its peak in the

late 1950s.

7

The feminist revolt of the 1960s was sparked by

a clash between the demands of the traditional role of women as wives and mothers and the realities of employment.

8

The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 was passed to check the growing power of

labor unions.

9

The Marshall Plan finally passed Congress largely because it was perceived there as

economically beneficial to the United States. (Exam)

10

Soviet specialist George F. Kennan framed a coherent theory for American foreign policy that was called

containment.

11

In 1956 the United States sharply criticized ____ as the aggressors in the Suez Canal crisis.

Britain and France (exam?)

12

Among anticommunists, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy was the

the most ruthless and damaging to American traditions.

13

By the end of the 1950s, Latin American anger toward the United States had intensified because Washington had done all of the following except

allowed Cuba to fall into the hands of the communists.

14

On the subject of racial justice, President Eisenhower

argued that the law could not effectively change racial customs and prejudices. (Exam)

15

In the epochal 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the Supreme Court

declared that the concept of "separate but equal" facilities for blacks and whites was unconstitutional. (Exam)

16

The 1955 Geneva Conference

established a permanent division of North Vietnam and South Vietnam.

17

The 1957 Eisenhower Doctrine empowered the president to extend economic and military aid to nations of ____ that wanted help to resist communist aggression.

the Middle East (exam?)

18

The Suez crisis marked the last time in history that the United States could

use its "oil weapon" to make foreign policy demands. (Exam)

19

The power behind the economic boom of the 1950s and 1960s was increasingly

science and technology.

20

The launching of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957

created great anxiety about America's scientific and educational strength. (Exam)