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1. What issues influenced Americans’ opinions of the War in Vietnam?
ANSWER: Television. Television now allowed the citizens of the USA to watch very graphic scenes from the war. While staying in their own living room, people could now see civilians getting killed in the crossfire, children and soldiers dying, and what war was really like. When the American people saw this all, they became disgusted with the Vietnam War, and in masses, began to protest it


2. “Doves” opposed the war in Vietnam on the following grounds
A. Vietnam was not crucial to national security
B. fear that the U.S. would resort to using nuclear weapons in Vietnam
C. the U.S. was fighting against the wishes of the majority of Vietnamese.
D. all war is wrong
E. all of the above

3. One of the practical reasons for protesting the Vietnam War was the belief that
A. the war could not be won
B. no country has the right to interfere in the government of another
C. the Vietnamese people had suffered unfairly
D. the logic driving the Cold War was fundamentally unsound.


4. What were the results of the Vietnam War?
Industrial and transportation systems in north Vietnam algon with land in South Vietnam were destroyed from bombing and chemicals. The US had 350000 casualties, and of thoes casualties, 58000 died. The US agreed to help rebuild Vietnam. The North won and joined with the south to be one country.


5. Why did the United States reject North Vietnam’s peace plan in October 1972?
A. it called for a pullout of all foreign troops
B. it called for the United States to take full blame for the war
C. it did not include plans for a cease fire
D. it would have meant a loss of power for South Vietnam’s president

6. Richard Nixon's strategy for ending American involvement in the Vietnam War entailed
A. immediate withdrawal of all American combat troops and a formal surrender
B. turning the war over to the South Vietnamese army after an appropriate period of military training
C. involving the United Nations in a peacekeeping role before American withdrawal from the region
D. using nuclear weapons to weaken the North Vietnamese prior to American withdrawal
E. giving the North American Treaty Organization primary responsibility for continuing the war against the communists in the North

7. Describe the long-term significance of the war in Vietnam.
The US economy was damaged for years to come. Congress ceated the War Powers Act to put a limit on the power the president has to send troops over seas. A lot of the veterans suffered from post traumatic stress disorder for the rest of their life.

8. What were President Nixon’s foreign policy achievements and mistakes?
ANSWER: His first achievement was his interest in China; a communist country, Nixon would end up being the first american President to visit China. Nixon took it slow making sure not to offend China in his speeches at the white house, he then sent messages that were helpful or appropriate in the Chinese eyes. The Chinese would slowly move towards talks about U.S, and Chinese affairs. Once the Chinese were on board we started working on treaties against Nuclear missiles and anti-balistic missiles. A mistake that he made was taking to long with this; the time he spent did not resolve the war in Vietnam.Another mistake was bombing Cambodia to get it involved in the war with vietnam, this caused a neuteral country to get more favor to one side of the war. The Vietnam war was also a mistake and in the end the american troops had to be out. Another achievment was his easing the tensions between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S., Nixon got the Soviets to sign a treaty saying that niether country would use nuclear force.

9. One of President Nixon's most important diplomatic initiatives was to
A. reunite Vietnam
B. open diplomatic relations between China and the United States.
C. establish a forum for discussions of human rights
D. pressure China to recognize Taiwan
E. end the Cold War
10.Why and how did Republican President Richard Nixon expand the liberal reforms of previous administrations?
ANSWER: Nixon rose unemployment and inflation when he took office, which lead to him imposing temporary freezes on prices , rents, and wages. He did this in order to halt the economic crisis and gain support in the upcoming presidential election. Nixon also formulated the family assistance plan to assure a minimum income for middle class families. He also wanted to reduce the welfare system.
11.What was the Arab oil embargo of 1973? How did it negatively affect the U.S.?
Arab countries were cutting production and placing an embargo on shipments of oil to Western countries, the US and the Netherlands in particular.

Homeowners had to turn down their thermostats, companies had to trim work hours, and gas stations were limited to giving no more than 10 gallons of gas per customer.
12.How did the American people respond to the Watergate scandal?
: People lost trust in government officials
: They began to question their government
: Were outraged by the refusal of Nixon to give up the tapes
13.The Watergate scandal reshaped the relationship between politicians and the media. Nixon's cover-up of his own involvement in the scandal resulted in
A. his impeachment
B. his resignation
C. a demonstration of how the three branches of government work together for the same political goal
D. the loss of the trust of the American people and a Democratic landslide in the next general elections
E. All of the above

14.Why were the Equal Rights Amendment and the policy of affirmative action such controversial topics in the 1970s?
ANSWER: These topics were so controversial because of the fears of Americans. One of the fears, was that many Americans feared that the equality would make women more vulnerable and exposed, and therefore men would feel more free to abandon family responsibilities. Another fear that many Americans had was that they feared the changing roles of men and women, and they also feared the change of the traditional family life. Also, these policies would erase the important achievements of the women's rights movement.

15.The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was defeated because
A. Congress would not pass it
B. it was held to be unconstitutional.
C. not enough state legislatures passed it.
D. Betty Friedan opposed it
E. Richard Nixon vetoed it.
16.How and why did the energy crisis and the Middle East pose significant challenges for President Carter?
ANSWER: President Carter came into power when the energy crisis first began- Not only was US oil consumption high while US oil production declined, the Middle East's oil embargo made foreign fuel difficult to come by. Because situation was virtually out of his hands, President Carter faced significant challenges that dubbed him an unfair name as a weak president.

17.In response to the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, President Carter established the
A. Department of Energy
B. Department of Health and Human Services
C. Energy Protection Agency
D. Bureau of Energy Conservation
18.The U.S. economy in the late 1970s was characterized by all of the following EXCEPT
A. low interest rates
B. oil shortages and increased oil prices
C. massive layoffs of workers
D. runaway inflation rates
E. recession