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CP Q4 Review

CP Quarterly 4 Review

QuestionAnswer
How did the Kennedy administration approach foreign policy in the early 1960s? With strength and determination
Why did Kennedy order a naval blockade of Cuba in 1962? Soviets place nuclear missile sites in Cuba
What Supreme Court decision was Eisenhower enforcing when he sent federal troops to desegregate a school in Little Rock, Arkansas? Brown v Board of Education of Topeka KS
What were the most important beliefs and actions of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.? Non-violence protest, March on Washington, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
What were the core beliefs of Malcolm X while he was a member of the Nation of Islam? nonviolence is ineffective, blacks and whites should be separate, whites are racist & evil
What were major goals of the Black Panther Party? Black Nationalism-taking charge of politics and businesses in their own communities, end to police brutality, providing social services such as free breakfast, transportation for seniors, and neighborhood watch
What was the goal of President Johnson’s Great Society programs? Antipoverty reforms and civil rights legislation
What act of Congress granted President Johnson power to build up military presence in the Vietnam conflict? Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
What are reasons why the United States did not win the Vietnam War? US never understood Vietnamese history or nationalism, US was worn down by a long divisive war, US sided with an unpopular and corrupt South Vietnam
What two nations did the Nixon Administration bomb outside of Vietnam, which shocked anti-war protestors? Laos and Cambodia
What is regarded to be THE major accomplishment of the Nixon administration in terms of foreign policy? Opening and easing foreign relations with China and the Soviet Union
What was the lasting significance of the Watergate scandal? Showed the laws of the US were superior to the actions of a president
Why was the Ford administration different than any other U.S. presidency? Neither President nor Vice President had been elected to office
Since World War II, what has been the primary goal of the U.S. in terms of Arab-Israeli conflict? resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict
What were some of the major problems facing the Carter administration? Revolution in Iran and taking of American hostages, energy shortage, foreign competition hurting American trade, American unemployment
What was the impact of higher prices for imported oil on the U.S. of the 1970s and early 1980s? Increased cost of oil hurt the economy
What are major goals of the more conservative Republican Party since the 1980s? cut federal taxes
What does supply side (trickle down) economics consist of, and which President introduced the concept? If you cut taxes on the wealthy the money will "trickle down" to the poor--Reagan
What impact did the fall of the Berlin Wall have on communism in Europe? It marked the beginning of the end of communism in Eastern Europe
What was the final outcome of the Persian Gulf War in 1991? Kuwait was liberated from Iraq's control
How did the Clinton administration’s economic successes help soften the impact of Clinton’s personal scandals? Positive economic conditions helped maintain Clinton's high approval ratings, regardless of any character issue or threatened impeachment. Clinton was a "Teflon" president; no scandals or indictments stuck to him.
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