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containment doctrine
America's basic cold war strategy emerged when the Truman administration adopted the recommendation of U. S. diplomat and Soviet specialist George Kennan.
The United States and the Soviet Union:
were the only nations left with sufficient military might to neutralize each other.
Under the "Roosevelt Corollary," the U. S.:
justified intervention in the internal affairs of Caribbean countries.
Which of the following is NOT true about the postwar American economy?
Government spending did not drop after the war.
Wilson's commitment to neutrality in the World War stemmed from his profound conviction that:
a neutral America could lead the warring nations to a "peace without victory."
Wilson added which of the following to the principles of American diplomacy?
a missionary commitment to spreading his system of beliefs across the world.
Which statement about the post-war world of work is most accurate?
Minority workers lost their jobs under "last hired, first fired" rules.
The House Un-American Affairs Committee (HUAC) of Hollywood never proved that members of the film industry were Communist subversives:
evertheless, the studios purged anyone suspected of disloyalty and blacklisted accused communists.
The GI Bill did all of the following EXCEPT:
change the trend toward the urbanization of the American population.
Joseph McCarthy:
was used by the Republicans as an instrument to damage the Democratic Party.
. All help explain the rise of suburbia EXCEPT:
"white flight," which lured rural residents to the glamour and high living standards of metropolitan areas.
The Interstate Highway Act did each of the following EXCEPT:
create a new interstate highway system of approximately 10,000 miles.
Which stereotype of women was most common in the 1950s
domestic and motherly
The "Good Neighbor Policy" intended that the U. S.
renounce military intervention in Latin America.
Roosevelt's administration, under the prodding of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harold Ickes:
began to support racial integration and banned discrimination in certain programs.
What might be called a "Second or Post-Industrial Revolution," the "Roaring Economy" of the 1920s involved all EXCEPT:
a revolution in labor relations, marked by new growth in the size and influence of labor unions.
Henry Ford's great contribution to modern industrial culture was:
his commitment to standardization and assembly-line mass production.
.(One of the two) Concerning the background to the Pearl Harbor attack, which of the following statements is true?
Before Pearl Harbor, the U. S. was distracted by its provision of substantial military aid to the British and Russians.
The war aims of the Allies were articulated before U. S. entry into the war, in the so-called Atlantic Charter. This document included all of the following EXCEPT:
a call for a new association of nations.
advertising
(shifted during the 1920s from emphasizing products to stressing a consumer's desires. had learned new techniques from the Committee on Public Information during the First World War. viewed the average American as having the "literate capacity of a 12- to 14-year-old.")
Each of the following occurred during the Depression EXCEPT:
women entered the workforce in greater numbers in order to provide extra income for their families.
One result of the "Dust Bowl" was that
several million people on the plains abandoned their farms.
Herbert Hoover's response to the Great Depression can best be summarized as:
initially, a voluntarist approach to both recovery and relief, but then the most sweeping series of active government measures ever enacted in peacetime up to that time.
The automobile became each of the following to American culture in the 1920s EXCEPT:
an industry in which workers gained both new benefits and job satisfaction.
What happened to the New Deal during the war?
An anti-New Deal coalition moved to end many New Deal programs, and the president adapted to the new political environment.
Each of the following were among the strengths of the Allied powers EXCEPT:
Stalin's knowledge of only four words of English: yes, no, and second front.
Each of the following occurred during the Depression EXCEPT:
women entered the workforce in greater numbers in order to provide extra income for their families.
One result of the "Dust Bowl" was that
several million people on the plains abandoned their farms.
Herbert Hoover's response to the Great Depression can best be summarized as:
initially, a voluntarist approach to both recovery and relief, but then the most sweeping series of active government measures ever enacted in peacetime up to that time.
The automobile became each of the following to American culture in the 1920s EXCEPT:
an industry in which workers gained both new benefits and job satisfaction.
What happened to the New Deal during the war?
An anti-New Deal coalition moved to end many New Deal programs, and the president adapted to the new political environment.
Each of the following were among the strengths of the Allied powers EXCEPT:
Stalin's knowledge of only four words of English: yes, no, and second front.