American history II Chapters 40-41

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Chapters 40, 41
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1

"Solidarity" was

a massive working-class labor union that toppled Poland's communist puppet government in 1989. (Exam)

2

As one consequence of the demise of the Soviet Union,

long-suppressed ethnic hatreds flared in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics.

3

For Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) to work in the Soviet Union, it was essential that the

Soviets keep control of Eastern Europe. (Exam)

4

In response to the collapse of the Soviet Union, President George Bush called for a "new world order" where

democracy would reign supreme and diplomacy would replace weaponry.

5

Ronald Reagan differed from Franklin D. Roosevelt in that Roosevelt

branded big business as the enemy of the common man, while Reagan depicted big government as the foe. (Exam)

6

Ronald Reagan's supply side economic advisers assured him that the combination of cutbacks in social programs and tax reduction would do all of the following except ?

reduce the deficit.

7

The "new right" movement that helped to elect Ronald Reagan was spearheaded by

evangelical Christians.

8

The result of the Persian Gulf War was that

Kuwait was liberated but Saddam Hussein stayed in power.

9

To President Reagan, "the focus of evil in the modern world" was

the federal bureaucracy. (Exam)

10

True to his campaign promises, as president, Ronald Reagan

cut taxes.

11

A widespread public attitude of the early 1990s that affected many areas of politics and society was

disillusionment and mistrust of the federal government.

12

All of the following were areas where President Clinton's foreign policy stumbled except

relations with Germany and France.

13

Facing a Republican Congress during his second term, Bill Clinton embraced more cautious and conservative policies, including notably his support for

a welfare reform bill.

14

George W. Bush's first foreign policy moves indicated

a desire to reduce American military commitments around the globe.

15

In two affirmative action cases involving the University of Michigan decided in 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that

numerical formulas for minority admission were unacceptable but flexible individually-based procedures were constitutional.

16

One of Bill Clinton's few early successes in advancing his reform agenda during his first term was

It’s E…

17

The Clinton foreign policy in Africa, the Balkans, and China was marked by

uncertainty, caution, and a reluctance to engage American diplomatic or military power.

18

The primary issue that enabled Bill Clinton to defeat President Bush and Ross Perot in the 1992 election was Bush's

management of a seriously slumping economy.

19

Two of President Clinton's early political blunders occurred in the areas of

gays in the military and health care.

20

To President Bush, "the axis of evil" that menaced American security consisted of the nations of

Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. (Exam)