HIST 1302 Exam 3

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In the presidential election of 1936:
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Republicans hoped that third-party candidates might split the Democratic vote and throw the election to them
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All of the following were among the objectives of the Tennessee Valley Authority EXCEPT:
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the development of Smoky Mountain National Park
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By the end of 1937, which group had coalesced against the New Deal
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the bipartisan conservative bloc
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The Farm Security Administration:
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offered loans to marginal farmers (so they could avoid falling into tenancy) and to tenant farmers(so they could purchase their own farms)
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In the 1936 election, Roosevelt wound up carrying every state except:
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Maine and Vermont
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Labor’s new direction in the late 1930s was toward:
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industrial unions
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The National Labor Relations Act:
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was often called the Wagner Act
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Eleanor Roosevelt
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was especially supportive of women, blacks, and organized labor
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On his second day in office, Franklin D. Roosevelt called upon Congress to meet in a special session on March 9 to pass the:
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Emergency Banking Relief Act
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During the Depression, the U.S. government deported five hundred thousand Mexican Americans and their American-born children because officials:
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wanted to avoid the costs of providing them with public services
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In the case of the Schechter Poultry Corporation v. United States, the Supreme Court:
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overturned the National Industrial Recovery Act
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The Housing Act was developed by:
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Senator Robert F. Wagner
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What agency was created to direct industrial conversion to war production?
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War Production Board
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What was the most significant consequence of the Battle of Leyte Gulf?
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The Japanese lost most of their remaining sea power and ability to defend the Philippines.
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Which statement best describes the Allied invasion against Sicily in July 1943?
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Sicily fell quickly after the Allied surprise landing.
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As a result of World War II, presidential authority in the United States:
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increased dramatically at the expense of congressional and state power
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The United States emerged from World War II with:
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far-flung global responsibilities and interests
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At the Casablanca Conference, Roosevelt and Churchill agreed to all of the following EXCEPT:
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an immediate launching of a cross-channel invasion into France
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Just days after D-day invasion, U.S. forces liberated all of the following EXCEPT:
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Philippines
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Following the defeat of Germany:
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came the shocking realization of the full extent of the Holocaust
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Which statement best describes the Native American experience in the armed forces during World War II?
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Native American servicemen were integrated into regular units
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A. Phillip Randolph canceled his planned protest march on Washington in exchange for:
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an executive order prohibiting racial discrimination in defense work
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The zoot-suit riots of 1943 refer to:
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the violent conflict that erupted in Japanese American internment camps
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A significant economic problem during the war was:
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finding enough workers for the essential wartime industries
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War relocation camps:
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housed more than 112,000 Japanese Americans during the war
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When North Korean Communists invaded South Korea:
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the United Nations authorized military intervention against the aggressors
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With the end of World War II, Korea:
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became divided into northern and southern halves
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All of the following were original NATO members EXCEPT:
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Japan
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When confronted with a railroad strike in 1946, President Truman’s response was to:
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threaten to draft the strikers
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Point Four referred to Truman’s:
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anti-Communist program for global technical assistance
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The 1946 congressional elections resulted in:
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Republican control of Congress
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The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947:
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allowed the president to impose a “cooling-off” period during major strikes
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By and large, Truman’s Fair Deal proposals:
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were thwarted by a conservative coalition in Congress
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Truman viewed his victory as a mandate for:
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liberalism
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the Yalta pledges of democratic elections in eastern Europe:
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proved to be meaningless
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During the 1948 presidential campaign, Truman endorsed all of the following EXCEPT:
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abolishing Social Security
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Baseball was integrated in 1947 when Jackie Robinson played for the:
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Brooklyn Dodgers
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In regard to Israel’s founding in 1948, the United States:
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became the first country to recognize the Jewish State
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The nation’s suburban population by 1970 was overwhelmingly:
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white
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A very important reason for passage of the GI Bill was to:
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prevent the return of the Depression
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Suburban growth was spurred by all of the following EXCEPT:
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new construction of mass public transportation
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One of rock and roll’s most important contributions was to:
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bridge class and racial divisions
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The First Indochina War ended when the French suffered a major defeat at:
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Dien Bien Phu
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After the was, Americans were most eager to:
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purchase
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During the 1950s, the income gap between whites and blacks
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widened
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While college enrollments soared in the postwar period:
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black veterans encountered barriers to entrance
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Senator Joseph McCarthy’s power began to unravel when he made reckless charges about Communist influence in:
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the U.S. Army
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Before becoming president, Eisenhower was most shaped by his experience in:
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the military
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Elvis Presley’s recordings:
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blended a variety of musical styles
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The postwar economic boom was fueled mainly by:
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cold war-related military spending

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