APUSH Unit 9 Exam – Flashcards

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The person who has contributed most directly to the rise of conservatism in American politics after WWII was
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Barry Goldwater
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The Moral Majority was founded by which of the following evangelical Christians?
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Jerry Falwell
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Which of the following describes the New Right in 1980?
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Its leaders opposed big government and feared declining social morality
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Which of the following was the central theme of Carter's foreign policy throughout his administration?
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A commitment to human rights
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Which of the following precipitated a crisis in American-Iranian relations in 1979?
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American support for the deposed shah of Iran
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Which of the following was one of the factors leading to Ronald Reagan's Republican victory in 1980?
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His positive attitude and decisive demeanor
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Ronald Reagan's 1980 victory can be attributed to
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Americans' frustrations over the nation's declining prosperity and power
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Which of the following issues did the New Right reject during the 1980 presidential election?
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Increasing federal spending on social welfare programs
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Supply-side economics, as practiced by the Reagan administration, rested on
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using tax cuts to stimulate investment, which would eventually result in higher tax revenues
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Which of the following is true of the Reagan presidency?
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The national debt tripled
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Which of the following was a lasting legacy of Ronald Reagan?
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His conservative judicial appointments
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Which is true of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s?
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More Americans died of AIDS than were killed in the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined
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America's main economic competitors in the world market in the 1980s were
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West Germany and Japan
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Who did President Reagan christen as the "heroes for the eighties"?
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self-made entrepreneurs
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By increasing America's arms buildup in its defense against communism, President Reagan abandoned the diplomatic policy of
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Richard Nixon
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During the Reagan administration, the CIA funded an anticommunist movement in
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Central America
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The profits from the secret sale of arms to Iran in the 1980s were used to
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aid the Contras, an opposition group in Nicaragua
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Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of "glasnost" and "perestroika" resulted in
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a new willingness to tolerate significant changes in Soviet society
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In 1985, over two hundred American marines were killed in an explosion in
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Lebanon
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During the Cold War, the world was divided between the rival communist and capitalist blocs but, by 1990, it was clear that the post-Cold War world would be
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focused around multiple centers of power
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What was the 1999 Battle of Seattle?
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A protest at the World Trade Organization meeting against the negative effects of globalization
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Which nation quadrupled its gross domestic product between 2000 and 2008?
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China
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Which of the following American groups benefited the most from China's turn toward capitalism?
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Consumers
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Which group of nations signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993?
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US, Mexico, and Canada
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Which of the following statements describes the origins of the Internet?
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It originated from the need to preserve and manipulate military data
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Which of the following describes patterns of immigration to the United States between 1970 and 2000?
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Almost 28 million immigrants came into the US
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By 2000, approximately what percentage of California's population was foreign-born?
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25%
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The overwhelming majority of immigrants to the US between 1970 and 2000 came from
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East Asia and Latin America
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The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
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admitted immediate family members of legal residents into the United States
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The Supreme Court's ruling in the 2003 case "Lawrence V. Texas" was a landmark decision because it
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limited states' power to prohibit private homosexual activity between consenting adults
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Which of the following occurred during the Reagan and Clinton presidencies?
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Economic prosperity
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Which of these figures led Bill Clinton's health-care task force, which proposed national health-care reforms in 1993?
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Hillary Clinton, the First Lady
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Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (1996) in response to public concern about
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dependence on welfare
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President Bill Clinton was officially impeached in 1998 for
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perjury and obstruction of justice
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Muslim fundamentalists began to target Americans in the 1990s because
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they objected to the American presence in Saudi Arabia
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Which of the following states presented contested election returns that generated an intense political controversy in the 2000 presidential race?
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Florida
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The election of 2000 was historically significant because
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the Supreme Court intervened and decided the outcome
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The domestic issue that most engaged both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush was
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taxes
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What was the US Congress trying to achieve when it passed the USA Patriot Act in 2001?
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The suspension of certain civil liberties protections
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What legislation did Congress and the Obama administration enact to relieve the economic crisis that began in 2008?
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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
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question
The person who has contributed most directly to the rise of conservatism in American politics after WWII was
answer
Barry Goldwater
question
The Moral Majority was founded by which of the following evangelical Christians?
answer
Jerry Falwell
question
Which of the following describes the New Right in 1980?
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Its leaders opposed big government and feared declining social morality
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Which of the following was the central theme of Carter's foreign policy throughout his administration?
answer
A commitment to human rights
question
Which of the following precipitated a crisis in American-Iranian relations in 1979?
answer
American support for the deposed shah of Iran
question
Which of the following was one of the factors leading to Ronald Reagan's Republican victory in 1980?
answer
His positive attitude and decisive demeanor
question
Ronald Reagan's 1980 victory can be attributed to
answer
Americans' frustrations over the nation's declining prosperity and power
question
Which of the following issues did the New Right reject during the 1980 presidential election?
answer
Increasing federal spending on social welfare programs
question
Supply-side economics, as practiced by the Reagan administration, rested on
answer
using tax cuts to stimulate investment, which would eventually result in higher tax revenues
question
Which of the following is true of the Reagan presidency?
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The national debt tripled
question
Which of the following was a lasting legacy of Ronald Reagan?
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His conservative judicial appointments
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Which is true of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s?
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More Americans died of AIDS than were killed in the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined
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America's main economic competitors in the world market in the 1980s were
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West Germany and Japan
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Who did President Reagan christen as the "heroes for the eighties"?
answer
self-made entrepreneurs
question
By increasing America's arms buildup in its defense against communism, President Reagan abandoned the diplomatic policy of
answer
Richard Nixon
question
During the Reagan administration, the CIA funded an anticommunist movement in
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Central America
question
The profits from the secret sale of arms to Iran in the 1980s were used to
answer
aid the Contras, an opposition group in Nicaragua
question
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of "glasnost" and "perestroika" resulted in
answer
a new willingness to tolerate significant changes in Soviet society
question
In 1985, over two hundred American marines were killed in an explosion in
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Lebanon
question
During the Cold War, the world was divided between the rival communist and capitalist blocs but, by 1990, it was clear that the post-Cold War world would be
answer
focused around multiple centers of power
question
What was the 1999 Battle of Seattle?
answer
A protest at the World Trade Organization meeting against the negative effects of globalization
question
Which nation quadrupled its gross domestic product between 2000 and 2008?
answer
China
question
Which of the following American groups benefited the most from China's turn toward capitalism?
answer
Consumers
question
Which group of nations signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993?
answer
US, Mexico, and Canada
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Which of the following statements describes the origins of the Internet?
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It originated from the need to preserve and manipulate military data
question
Which of the following describes patterns of immigration to the United States between 1970 and 2000?
answer
Almost 28 million immigrants came into the US
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By 2000, approximately what percentage of California's population was foreign-born?
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25%
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The overwhelming majority of immigrants to the US between 1970 and 2000 came from
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East Asia and Latin America
question
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
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admitted immediate family members of legal residents into the United States
question
The Supreme Court's ruling in the 2003 case "Lawrence V. Texas" was a landmark decision because it
answer
limited states' power to prohibit private homosexual activity between consenting adults
question
Which of the following occurred during the Reagan and Clinton presidencies?
answer
Economic prosperity
question
Which of these figures led Bill Clinton's health-care task force, which proposed national health-care reforms in 1993?
answer
Hillary Clinton, the First Lady
question
Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (1996) in response to public concern about
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dependence on welfare
question
President Bill Clinton was officially impeached in 1998 for
answer
perjury and obstruction of justice
question
Muslim fundamentalists began to target Americans in the 1990s because
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they objected to the American presence in Saudi Arabia
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Which of the following states presented contested election returns that generated an intense political controversy in the 2000 presidential race?
answer
Florida
question
The election of 2000 was historically significant because
answer
the Supreme Court intervened and decided the outcome
question
The domestic issue that most engaged both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush was
answer
taxes
question
What was the US Congress trying to achieve when it passed the USA Patriot Act in 2001?
answer
The suspension of certain civil liberties protections
question
What legislation did Congress and the Obama administration enact to relieve the economic crisis that began in 2008?
answer
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act