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President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs were similar to Progressive Era programs in that both
a) strictly enforced antitrust laws
b) focused on expanding civil rights for African Americans
c) used federal government power to improve social conditions
d) made urban renewal their primary concern

One reason the United States became involved in the Vietnam War was to
a) prevent the spread of communism in Indochina
b) reduce French influence in Vietnam
c) stop China from seizing Vietnam
d) support the government of North Vietnam

Which initiative was part of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society program?
a) providing medical care to the poor and elderly
b) reducing federal aid to education
c) increasing foreign aid to the Soviet Union
d) opposing civil rights legislation

Which situation was a result of the Vietnam War?
a) South Vietnam was able to maintain its noncommunist status.
b) The United States questioned its role as a police officer of the world.
c) Richard Nixon was forced to resign the presidency.
d) The War Powers Act was repealed by Congress.

Which action was a common objective of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society?
a) eliminating nuclear weapons
b) helping those living in poverty
c) lowering barriers to immigration
d) breaking up business monopolies

President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society is similar to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal in that both programs
a) sought ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to guarantee equality for women
b) advocated passage of civil rights laws to help African Americans
c) supported federal funding of programs for the poor
d) approved efforts by states to reduce taxes for the middle class

One similarity between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Lyndon B. Johnson is that both
a) believed strongly in States rights
b) expanded the power of the Presidency
c) supported a strict construction of the Constitution
d) opposed most civil rights legislation

The chief objective of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs was to
a) increase foreign aid to developing nations
b) correct environmental pollution
c) help the disadvantaged in the United States
d) unite democratic nations and contain communism

The Great Society of Lyndon Johnson is most similar to which other Presidential program?
a) Warren Harding’s Return to Normalcy
b) Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal
c) Ronald Reagan’s New Federalism
d) George Bush’s Thousand Points of Light

The Great Society programs of the 1960’s used the power of the Federal Government to bring about
a) an all-volunteer military
b) antipoverty reforms
c) deregulation of business
d) reduced defense spending

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan was an influential book in the 1960s because it
a) helped strengthen family values
b) led directly to the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment
c) energized a new women’s rights movement
d) reinforced the importance of women’s traditional roles

The program that promotes preference in hiring for African Americans and other minorities to correct past injustices is known as
a) Title IX
b) open admissions
c) Head Start
d) affirmative action

In 1965, Congress established Medicare to
a) provide health care to the elderly
b) assist foreign nations with their health problems
c) grant scholarships to medical students
d) establish universal health care

Lyric A: . . . Father, father We don’t need to escalate You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we’ve got to find a way To bring some lovin’ here today Which conclusion is most clearly supported by the lyrics?
a) In the 1960s and early 1970s, Americans shared common views on foreign policy.
b) Social conflict existed over war and civil rights in the 1960s and early 1970s.
c) The music of the 1960s and early 1970s supported government policies.
d) Most songwriters of the 1960s and early 1970s used their music to advocate violent

The ratification of the 26th amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18, was a result of the
a) participation of the United States in the Vietnam War
b) fear of McCarthyism
c) reaction to the launching of Sputnik by the Soviet Union
d) reporting of the Watergate scandal

A major goal of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society program was to
a) control economic inflation
b) end poverty in the United States
c) repeal several New Deal social programs
d) return responsibility for welfare programs to the states

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