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U.S. History

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During the Red Scare, the public and government suspicions of communism led to which of the following? blacklisting of many people in the entertainment industry
What statement explains how McCarthyism affected domestic policy in the 1950's? New Deal reforms were rolled back as liberal supporters of these reforms were attacked as communists.
At the Dumbarton Oaks conference in 1944, the four major world powers established a blueprint for the United Nations. Under that plan, which section would have the responsibility for preventing future wars? the Security Council
Charter of the United Nations: The Purposes of the United Nations are:To maintain international peace and security, and to that end....This section implies that the United Nations is prepared to do what to keep world peace? use combined military force of the member nations
What was one effort made by the Soviet Union to push the rest of the Allies out of East Germany? the Berlin Blockade
Which of these was a response to Soviet influence in Eastern Europe after World War II? the announcement of the Truman Doctrine
President Harry Truman gave a speech in 1947: I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples.....Which statement explains how this statement from President Truman guided American foreign policy during the Cold War? It got the United States involved in conflicts around the world.
Why were Ethel and Julius Rosenberg put on trial in 1951? they gave atomic secrets to the Soviet Union
What resulted from the development of the Hydrogen Bomb? Countries with nuclear capabilities were able to fit nuclear weapons onto missiles that could be fired long distances.
physicist Herbert York said in 1952: Fission bombs, destructive as they might have been, were thought of [as] being limited in power. Now, it seemed we had learned how to brush even these limits aside. What event is he talking about? the first U.S. hydrogen Bomb test
During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur recommended which of the following? using atomic weapons against North Korea.
What statement accurately evaluates Truman's policy of containment in Korea? it prevented the expansion of communism.
During the Korean War, President Truman and General MacArthur disagreed about which of the following? the importance of total victory
Which of these was used to justify U.S. support for South Vietnam? the domino theory
Which statement explains how President Nixon's visit to China in 1972 increased Cold War tensions? He aggravated the Sino-Soviet split by improving U.S. relations with China.
Why did President Kennedy start the Alliance for Progress program? to prevent the spread of communism in Latin America
Which of these resulted from the election of pro-communist leaders in Guatemala and Iran in the early-1950s? use of the CIA to bring about change in government in those two countries.
During the Vietnam War, the United States supported which of these? the South Vietnamese government
Why did President Johnson escalate U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War? to continue the Cold War policy of containment.
What was part of the Geneva Accords that ended French colonial rule in Indochina? Vietnam was divided into two countries.
What was the United States' central motivation for fighting the Vietnam War? contain communism
Created by: HannahErin