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The baby boom primarily resulted from the
a) economic prosperity of the 1920s
b) Great Depression of the 1930s
c) delay in marriages during World War II
d) counterculture movement of the 1960s

In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent troops to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Which Supreme Court decision was he enforcing?
a) Marbury v Madison
b) Dred Scott v Sanford
c) Brown v Board of Education of Topeka
d) Miranda v Arizona

One long term result of the creation of an interstate highway system was that it
a) led to the passage of the GI Bill
b) caused a decline in the automobile industry
c) improved relations with Canada and Mexico
d) supported the growth of American industry

What has been the primary result of the construction of the interstate highway system of the 1950s and 1960s?
a) airplane travel has decreased
b) gasoline usage has decreased
c) train travel has increased
d) suburban areas have increased

Which Supreme Court case declared the separate but equal doctrine unconstitutional
a) Plessy v Ferguson
b) Brown v Board of Education
c) Miranda v Arizona
d) Roe v Wade

African Americans Boycott Buses in Montgomery; Levittown Suburban Development Continues to Grow; Baby Boom is Now in Its Tenth Year In which decade would these headlines have been published?
a) 1920s
b) 1930s
c) 1940s
d) 1950s

Population increases that resulted from the baby boom of the 1950s and 1960s contributed to a
a) rise in demand for consumer goods
b) drop in immigration
c) housing surplus
d) reduction in government services

The successful launching of sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957 signaled the beginning of
a) American fears that the Soviets had achieved technological superiority
b) the Cold War with the United States
c) Soviet aggression in Afghanistan and China
d) disarmament discussions between the superpowers

What was the significance of the use of Federal marshals to protect African-American students in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957?
a) It was the first time martial law had been declared in the United States.
b) It led to Federal takeover of many Southern public schools.
c) It strengthened control of education by state governments.
d) It showed that the Federal Government would enforce court decisions on integration.

In 1954, the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka advanced the civil rights movement by
a) guaranteeing equal voting rights to African Americans
b) banning racial segregation in hotels and restaurants
c) declaring that racial segregation in public schools violated the 14th amendment
d) upholding the principle of separate but equal public facilities

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