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Early in his presidency, Kennedy accomplished all of the following EXCEPT:
major civil rights legislation
The protest tactic initiated by black students in Greensboro, North Carolina, was:
the sit-in
In his letter from Birmingham City Jail, Martin Luther King Jr.:
declared his willingness to break unjust laws
In 1961, Khrushchev escalated tensions over Berlin by:
erecting the berlin wall
The Cuban missile crisis led to all of the following EXCEPT:
The reduction in weapons programs by the USSR
The youths of the counterculture:
originated when Tom Hayden and Al Haber formed Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1960
The riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago:
were supported by a majority of the public
The feminist movement suffered a setback with the:
failure of the states to ratify the equal-rights amendment
By 2012, Hispanics:
had become the country’s largest minority
The figure who most influenced Nixon’s foreign policy was:
Henry Kissinger
Carter’s management of the economy resulted in:
unacceptably high rates of inflation
A crisis in Iran involved all of the following EXCEPT:
the takeover of Iran’s government by hard-line Communists
A huge demographic factor behind Reagan’s electoral success was:
population growth in the South and the West
Ronald Reagan viewed the Soviet Union as:
an evil empire
The crucial development in the Soviet Union in August 1991 was
a failed Communist coup
The United States entered the 1990s:
as the world’s only remaining superpower
The politician who led the Republican takeover of Congress in the mid-1990s was:
Newt Gingrich
All of the following were features of the economy during the Clinton years EXCEPT:
surging stock prices
In 1999, NATO air strikes helped stop “ethnic cleansing” in:
Kosovo
The Bush Doctrine emphasized:
preemptive military action against terrorists and terrorist regimes
From the beginning of his presidency, Kennedy vigorously supported black civil rights.
false
Lyndon Johnson’s domestic program was called the Great Society.
true
By the early 1970s, the public mood was shifting toward conservatism.
true
Nixon and his White House aides tried to cover up the Watergate break-in.
true
The Camp David Accords were agreements between Iran and Iraq.
false
As he had predicted, Reagan’s tax cuts helped reduce the federal deficit.
false
The Iran-Contra affair involved the illegal sales of arms to the Contra rebels in Iran.
false
By 2000, for the first time in the nation’s history the majority of immigrants came not from Europe but from other parts of the world.
true
George W. Bush won the popular vote in the 2000 presidential election.
false
In 2008, Barack Obama ran an impressive Internet-based campaign.
true