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1. What were the roots of the civil rights movement?
    • Brown v. of Education (1954)
    • Little Rock Nine (1957)
    • Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)
Answer: All of the above were roots of the civil rights movement, however, Brown vs. Board of Education was the earliest root.
Brown vs. Board Education - Supreme Court case that declared "seperate but equal" public schools unconstituional
Little Rock Nine - Nine African American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas
Montgomery Bus Boycott - a 13-month mass protest that ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional


2. Which of the following made segregation illegal
A. Plessy vs. Ferguson
B. Brown vs. Board of Education
D. 20th Amendment

3. What court case did Brown v. Board of Education overturn?
A. Roe v. Wade
B. Texas v. Johnson
C. Plessy v. Ferguson
D. Gideon v. Wainwright
E. Dred Scott v. Sanford


4. Purposely defying a law to challenge an unjust law is known as .
A. containment
B. planned obsolescence
C. soul force
D. civil disobedience
E. freedom ride


5. Which of the following was NOT used by African Americans desiring equality in the period following World War II to 1960?
A. Calls for widespread violent demonstrations and responses by Blacks to mistreatments.
B. nonviolent sit-ins in places where segregation was taking place.
C. boycotts to economically hurt racist white businesses
D. formation of Civil Rights groups (to organize grass root efforts (freedom rides, marches, etc.)
E. Groups like the NAACP used the courts as a means to change racist policies. They brought a series of cases demanding equal treatment.

6. What were the positive social and cultural changes of the 1960s?
ANSWER: In the 1960’s American culture began to diversify. During this time Americans were working for equality for all people. African Americans, gay rights activists, women, and other minorities started to be recognized as equal to all US citizens. African Americans, led by Malcom x and Martin Luther King Jr., protested for equality. These protests were both violent and non-violent. The Equal Pay act made it illegal from female workers to be payed less than male workers for the same job.
7. What were the negative social and cultural changes of the 1960s?
Throughout the 60's drug use became more and more popular. There was also an increase in urban violence due to racism. Also President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

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8. What domestic and foreign challenges were facing the U.S. at the start of the 1960s?
ANSWER: The other challenges being faced during the 1960's was the "space race" between the USSR and the US. Between the two nations, they focused on attaining firsts in space exploration, which were seen as necessary for national security and symbolic of technological and ideological superiority. The Space Race involved pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, sub-orbital and orbital human spaceflight around the Earth, and piloted voyages to the Moon.


9. The thirteen-day Cuban missile crisis of 1962
A. brought the world’s two superpowers dangerously close to nuclear war.
B. followed the accidental firing of a missile at the U.S. Guantanamo naval base.
C. weakened President Kennedy’s international standing.
D. ended with Fidel Castro’s promise to hold democratic elections in Cuba.


10.In response to finding Soviet missile sites in Cuba, JFK
A. blockaded the island of Cuba
B. orders the Bay of Pigs invasion
C. launched attacks on the missile sites
D. sank a number of Russian ships
E. called up coach Holzer


11. What were President Kennedy’s motivations for increasing involvement in Vietnam?
ANSWER:He wanted to contain and stop the spread of communism.

12. What were the major accomplishments of LBJ’s Great Society?
ANSWER: His plan for the Great Society made major contributions that were significant to the protection of civil rights and the expansion of social programs to help the country (like the Jobs Corporation,Medicare, and Medicaid).
13. Johnson’s Great Society contained
A. The War on Poverty
B. Medicare
C. Medicaid
D. all of the above

14.How did the Kennedy and Johnson administrations exemplify a liberal vision of federal government?
ANSWER: President John F. Kennedy made the presidency seem more down to earth with his appearance, his cool but intellectual personality and his handsome features. Kennedy also pushed his agenda that was know as the "New Frontier". This involved fixing the economy's state and helping the poverty struck.

15. What difficulties did JFK face in getting civil rights legislation passed?
ANSWER: When trying to get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, the nonviolent protests of Birmingham forced President Kennedy to take a stand on civil right. Most of his aides feared that taking a stand would split the Democratic Party and ruin Kennedy's chances for the re-election. Despite of this, Kennedy asked congress to "enact legislation giving all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public."


16. Explain the Gulf of Tonkin incident and its significance to American foreign policy? How did LBJ respond to the incident? What considerations, domestic and international, contributed to his course of action?
ANSWER: In August of 1964, what became know as the Gulf of Tonkin incident occurred and didn't go with what was America's foreign policy. It was thought by the public and by Congress that two American ships in water near Vietnam were attacked. In defense to this President Lyndon B. Johnson used the "unprovoked attacks" that weren't really true to urge America to expand the war efforts. He got whatver means he thought were necessary to win the war after Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. LBJ was happy about expanding the war efforts, but really he just made Congress and America not use constitutional power to declare war and the fairness of it was not right not only to Vietnam but to America, it's citizens rights, and foreign policy that we had at the time.

17. What was LBJ’s strategy for the war in Vietnam? Why wasn’t this strategy successful?
ANSWER: President Lyndon B. Johnson's strategy for the war in Vietnam was to overwhelm with lots of air forces and take down quickly. The plan was to take down the transportation passageways that Vietnam was using for war supplies so obviously their forces couldn't be supplied with the things they needed any longer. The fighting that was actually going on was going well for the US but it was the plan of taking down the transportation that didn't go well. Vietnam quickly repaired any damage causing the plan to fail.

18. The item that gave President Lyndon Johnson to use whatever means necessary to win the Vietnam War?
A. The Tet Offensive
B. The Emancipation Vietnamization
C. The Viet Cong Conclusion
D. The Gulf of Tonkin Bill of Rights
E. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

19.The Viet Cong were:
A. Japanese immigrants from Hong Kong who provided the South Vietnamese with weapons and technology
B. Vietnamese people who fought on the American side
C. an underground guerilla army formed by North Vietnam
D. a type of Vietnamese soldier for south Vietnam
E. a grenade made by Japanese immigrants from Hong Kong