1)In 1942, the Pittsburgh Courier coined the phrase “double-V” which meant:A) a victory over segregation at home was equally important to victory by Allied forces in Europe and Asia.B)that both women and men should be acknowledged for their part in WWII.C)a victory for both American troops and Soviet troops.
D)a victory over Germany and Japan by Allied forces.
E)American troops that landed in Normandy on June, 6 1944 were not only victorious for the United States, but Britain as well.
2)Which of the following statements is NOT true about the democratic constitution adopted by Japan in 1948 with the help of the United States?A)It was accomplished under the guidance of General Douglas MacArthur.B)It gave Japanese women the franchise for the first time in Japan’s history.C)It was supported by most Japanese leaders.
D)It stated that Japan must renounce forever the policy of war and armed aggression,
E)The United States oversaw the economic reconstruction of Japan.
3)Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Modern Republicanism?A)President Eisenhower presides over the largest public-works enterprise in U.S. history.B)Fearing a missile gap, Eisenhower increased military spending.
C)Eisenhower wants to distance the Republican Party from its identification with the Great Depression.
D)The National Education Act offered direct federal funding to higher education.
E)Core New Deal programs are kept in place.
4)At what WWII conference did Allied leaders agree to establish a military administration for Germany and place top Nazi leaders on trial for war crimes?A)Tehran, Iran
B)Munich
C)Yalta
D)Bretton Woods
E)Potsdam
5)President Truman’s veto of the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952 was based largely on:
A)his objection that congress did not keep quotas in place.
B)his belief that the Act should have included language that would deport immigrants identified as communists even if they had become citizens.
C)his objection that congress did not go far enough in banning immigration altogether.
D)revenge because congress just six months earlier voted against funding his domestic agenda.
E)his support of a more flexible system of immigration.6)The New Conservatives of the 1950s:A)believed that individual autonomy was the cornerstone of any free society.B)were opposed to a strong national government as a bitter reaction against the New Deal.C)supported strongly the notion of unregulated capitalism.D)understood freedom as first and foremost a moral condition.7)Which of the following statements best describes the Golden Age of the 1950s?A)The South benefited from government contracts for air craft, guided missiles, and radar systems.B)By 1956, blue-collar workers outnumbered white-collar workers.CThe West became the home of numerous military bases and government-funded shipyards.D)The 1950s appeared as the last decade of industrial strength in the United States.E)The poverty rate increased by 1959.8)The Taft-Hartley Act expanded the power of unions by supporting the rights of workers to ban together in sympathy strikes. A)TrueB)False9)What was Operation Dixie, what influential organizations were backing it, and what key industries supported it? Discuss the historical significance of this event including its success and failure.10)Discuss Truman’s Loyalty Review system of 1947. What did it propose? Which specific group did it target and why?11)Identify the two schools of thought on conservatism that emerged in the 1950s and discuss them. How did each group conceptualize freedom i.e. what were the difference between these schools of thought in terms of their understanding of freedom?12)Briefly discuss mass society of the 1950s. How did Americans understand freedom, and how were some (sociologists and writers) critical of the masses in the mid-twentieth century?




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