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Which of the following best describes the major guiding principle behind the foreign policies of Kennedy and Johnson?
a) to keep European nations out of Latin American
b) to stifle Asian trade to benefit European trade
c) to make peace with the Soviet Union
d) to stop the spread of communism

President Kennedy asked for a huge increase in military spending because
a) he was afraid that the Soviet Union planned to take over Europe.
b) the Soviet Union continually attacked American ships.
c) he wanted to compete with the Soviet Union’s space program successes.
d) he wanted to attack Cuba.

Which of the following brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war?
a) the Cuban Missile Crisis
b) the signing of the Limited Test Ban Treaty
c) the Panamanian riot
d) the Bay of Pigs invasion

What effect did Supreme Court decisions on apportionment have?
a) People accused of a crime must be informed of their rights.
b) Low-cost health insurance must be provided for the poor.
c) Electoral districts had to be redrawn based on “one person, one vote.”
d) Criminal suspects must be given legal aid free if they cannot afford it.

Which of the following best describes the Great Society?
a) It won passage of several New Frontier goals and added to them.
b) It threw out New Frontier measures and replaced them all.
c) It lacked any support in Congress.
d) It cut back considerably on federal government spending.

What was the intent of the Immigration Act of 1965, which was passed during the Johnson administration?
a) to increase the number of immigrants from northern and western Europe
b) to eliminate quotas restricting immigration from certain countries
c) to reduce the total annual number of immigrants to the United States
d) to stem the flow of political refugees to the United States

Which of the following best describes Kennedy’s domestic policy success?
a) Congress supported nearly all his programs, but most were failures.
b) He had won a popular mandate that made passage of his programs easy.
c) He rarely succeeded in pushing legislation through Congress.
d) He launched a remarkable reform program that altered American society.

Which of the following was not a goal of the New Frontier program?
a) to cut taxes
b) to empower big business
c) to provide aid to the poor
d) to promote the space program

Which best describes the state of the American economy in 1960?
a) shrinking dramatically
b) sluggish, with low GNP growth
c) booming, with high GNP growth
d) rapidly growing per capita income

Kennedy established the Alliance for Progress in the Western Hemisphere to
a) replace the Monroe Doctrine.
b) discourage the spread of communism.
c) promote pro-Communist revolutionary movements in Latin America.
d) end American involvement in South Vietnam.

As a result of the Cuban Missile Crisis,
a) Fidel Castro was removed from power.
b) the United States set up missile sites in Cuba.
c) the United States increased investments in Cuba.
d) the Soviets removed their missiles from Cuba.

Critics of the Great Society complained that it
a) helped only the middle class.
b) gave the federal government too much authority.
c) spent too little money.
d) gave local communities too much governmental power.

After Kennedy authorized a military buildup to show that the United States would not be bullied by the Soviet Union, the Soviets
a) tried to invade West Germany.
b) placed a blockade around West Berlin.
c) began construction of the Berlin Wall.
d) forced UN troops from East Germany.

Which of the following was a major part of Johnson’s Great Society
a) a tax increase
b) aid to foreign countries
c) healthcare legislation
d) reductions in antipoverty programs

Unlike Kennedy, President Lyndon B. Johnson
a) had a strong mandate.
b) was more concerned with foreign policy than domestic policy.
c) believed military commanders should use nuclear weapons.
d) opposed civil rights legislation.

The Warren Commission declared that Kennedy’s assassination was the work of a
a) large, organized conspiracy.
b) CIA-directed plot.
c) gang sent from Cuba.
d) lone assassin.

Kennedy won the 1960 election by a
a) landslide.
b) mandate.
c) very slim margin.
d) vote in the House of Representatives.

In 1961, President Kennedy committed NASA and the nation to
a) expanding the nation’s highway system.
b) landing a man on the moon within the decade.
c) replacing Fidel Castro with Fulgencio Batista as ruler of Cuba
d) overhauling the nation’s military forces.

During the 1960 presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy promised
a) win the Cold War against the Soviet Union.
b) cut back dramatically on military spending.
c) get the American economy moving again.
d) abolish the electoral college.

In the televised presidential debates between Kennedy and Nixon, Kennedy appeared to be
a) less intelligent than Nixon.
b) more polished than Nixon.
c) more conservative than Nixon.
d) more experienced than Nixon.

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