USH 4th Quarter NMUSD Summative SG

Topics: Richard Nixon, Cold War, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, 175, Supreme Court of the United States / Pages: 3 (1007 words) / Published: Dec 11th, 2014
Using your notes, textbook or your own knowledge answer the following
1. Answer the following questions dealing with President Kennedy’s term in office:
a. What did President Kennedy want to succeed at where he felt that President Eisenhower had failed? (504)
b. What did President Kennedy promise which would become the name of his domestic policy and what 4 areas was it meant to improve? (512)
c. Who created the Peace Corps and Alliance for Progress and what was the purpose for both? (507)
2. What event during President Kennedy’s term in office was described as the closest the US and USSR came to nuclear war? (508)
3. What event led to the Nuclear Test Ban Agreement? Which 3 countries sign it and what type of nuclear test was banned? (510)
4. President Kennedy issued what goal for NASA? (513)
5. Which President created the Great Society and what 2 things did he hope would be eliminated? (521)
6. Explain the impact of the US Supreme Court of 1960’s & 70’s:
a. What issue was address in the US Supreme Court cases of Baker v. Carr and Reynolds v. Sims and what phrase did they use to justify their decision? (523-24)
b. What 4 areas were addressed with the Warren Court? (523)
c. What similarity is shared with Mapp v. Ohio, Gideon v. Wainwright, Escobedo v. Illinois and Miranda v. Arizona? (524)
7. How did the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 alter the Quota Laws of the 1920’s? (523)
8. What was the Domino Theory and which country was the key to prevent the theory from working? (534)
9. What type of powers did Congress give President Johnson with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution? (536)
10. What were the two ways President Johnson “Americanized” the Vietnam Conflict? (537-38)
11. Explain American public opinion towards the Vietnam Conflict:
a. What were a Political Hawk and a Political Dove? (543)
b. Why was the Vietnam Conflict referred to as the “Living Room War,” and what impact did it have on American opinion towards the war? (546)
c. How did the Tet Offensive

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