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In the United States, support for the passage and expansion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been strongest among
a) labor unions
b) environmentalists
c) big business
d) farmers

In 1991, one of the reasons President George H. W. Bush committed United States troops to the Persian Gulf War was to
a) maintain the flow of trade through the Suez Canal
b) fulfill military obligations as a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
c) contain the spread of communism in the Middle East
d) assure the flow of Middle East oil to the United States and its allies

Support for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reflected the United States commitment to
a) globalization
b) Manifest Destiny
c) collective security
d) isolationism

One direct result of the Persian Gulf War was that the United States
a) gained control of oil resources in the Middle East
b) liberated Kuwait from Iraqi control
c) brought about peaceful relations between Israel and its neighbors
d) obtained overseas colonies in the Middle East

President Bill Clinton’s decision to send troops to Bosnia in 1995 and to participate in the bombing of Kosovo in 1999 were both in response to international concern over
a) trade agreement violations
b) access to world oil reserves
c) human rights violations
d) monetary policies

President Bill Clinton supported the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) primarily as a way to
a) normalize trade relations with Cuba
b) stimulate economic growth in the United States
c) restrict the flow of drugs into the United States
d) increase the United States trade deficit

One important conclusion that can be drawn as a result of the United States experience in both the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Persian Gulf War (1991) is that
a) only the President should decide issues of war and peace
b) the media are a powerful influence in shaping American public opinion toward war
c) the public has little confidence in the ability of the American military
d) international organizations play a decisive role in determining the outcome of a war

A major goal of the Republican Party since the 1980s has been to
a) increase welfare benefits
b) increase the size of the federal workforce
c) reduce defense spending
d) cut federal taxes

In 1988, Congress voted to pay $20,000 to each of the surviving Americans of Japanese descent who were interned during World War II because
a) the danger of war with Japan no longer existed
b) all of the interned Japanese Americans eventually became American citizens
c) the World Court ordered the United States to pay reparations
d) many Americans believed the internment was unjust and unnecessary

During the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan used the ideas of supply-side economics to justify
a) increases in social welfare spending
b) expansion of the Social Security program
c) tax cuts for businesses
d) reductions in military spending

According to the supply-side economics principles promoted by President Ronald Reagan, economic growth would occur when
a) corporate business taxes were reduced
b) business was regulated by antitrust legislation
c) unemployment benefits were increased
d) investment in capital goods was decreased

The supply side economics of President Ronald Reagan and President George Bush favored
a) raising tariffs to increase the number of imports
b) increasing Federal taxes to support social welfare programs
c) providing incentives to stimulate business growth
d) establishing government programs to provide jobs for the unemployed

Which factor contributed most to inflation in the United States during the 1970s?
a) high tariffs
b) oil embargoes
c) tax increases
d) high unemployment

' Our decision about energy will test the character of the American people and the ability of the President and the Congress to govern. This difficult effort will be the ‘moral equivalent of war' ---President Carter put these ideas into practice by
a) halting construction of nuclear power plants
b) increasing imports of foreign oil
c) urging the development of alternative fuel sources
d) imposing a price freeze on all petroleum products

The Camp David accords negotiated during President Jimmy Carter’s administration were an attempt to
a) decrease United States control of the Panama Canal
b) encourage the use of solar and other nonpolluting energy sources
c) end inflationary oil prices
d) establish peace in the Middle East

Which statement is most accurate about the economy of the United States during the 1970’s and early 1980’s?
a) The increased cost of imported oil hurt economic growth.
b) The Federal budget was balanced.
c) Inflation declined sharply throughout these years.
d) The number of jobs in farming increased while service jobs decreased.

What was a lasting effect of the Watergate scandal under President Richard Nixon?
a) The system of checks and balances was weakened.
b) The scope of executive privilege was broadened.
c) Trust in elected officials was undermined.
d) Presidential responsiveness to public opinion was lessened.

The Presidency of Gerald Ford was different from all previous Presidencies because he was the first President who
a) won the office by running on a third-party ticket
b) resigned from the office of the President
c) ran for office as a nonpartisan candidate
d) was not elected to either the Presidency or the Vice-Presidency

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