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During the 1970s, why did the population of the United States change?
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Many immigrants arrived from Latin America and Asia.
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Which events in 1973 caused Nixon’s approval rating to drop further?
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Spiro Agnew resigns and Nixon admits secretly taping Oval Office conversations
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Which critical event affected both the Ford and Carter presidencies?
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the energy crisis
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What is one way in which American society changed during the 1970s?
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The nation’s divorce rate increased significantly.
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Religious conservatives in the 1970s
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began to form alliances with other conservatives.
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Which of the following reflects Nixon’s negative attitude toward “big” government?
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his proposal for revenue sharing with the states
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What country’s dictator did Carter withdraw U.S. support for during a leftist rebellion?
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Nicaragua
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During his presidency, Gerald Ford
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faced high inflation, skyrocketing prices, and rising unemployment.
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Nixon’s establishment of “new federalism”
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gave federal money to states to fund social programs.
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What was the Mariel boatlift?
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a migration of people from Cuba to the United States
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President Carter’s response to the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 was to
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impose sanctions on the Soviet Union.
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What was a result of Nixon’s resignation?
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Many Americans lost trust in government officials.
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Which group did Nixon target during his presidency to expand his base of support?
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blue-collar workers
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President Ford’s policy toward the Soviet Union focused on
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continuing to pursue détente.
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Use the following quotation to answer the question. “We must go forward now together….I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our Government but civilization itself. That bond, though strained, is unbroken at home and abroad. In all my public and private acts as your President, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end. My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.” –Gerald Ford, August 9, 1974 Why do you think Ford made this speech immediately after gaining the presidency?
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Nixon’s scandal shook the public’s trust in government.
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What happened in the 1974 congressional election?
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The public showed their disapproval of Nixon’s pardon.
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When Gerald Ford left the office of President,
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the nation’s economy had worsened during his Presidency.
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Which of the following is a tenet of the Helsinki Accords?
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economic, scientific, and humanitarian cooperation
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Nixon’s southern strategy involved
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criticizing court-ordered busing of school children.
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What did Egypt agree to do in order to achieve peace with Israel?
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formally recognize the nation of Israel
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The Helsinki Accords were endorsed by Ford and which Soviet leader?
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Leonid Brezhnev
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Jimmy Carter’s response to the nation’s oil crisis was to
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call on Americans across the country to conserve oil.
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Relations between the United States and Soviet Union cooled during the late 1970s because of the
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Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
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In the case of United States v. Nixon, the Supreme Court ruled that
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Nixon had to turn over tapes containing Oval Office conversations.
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What was an important consequence of the Iran hostage crisis?
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Threats posed by Middle East conflicts became a major foreign policy challenge.
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Early in his presidency, many of the bills that Carter submitted to Congress
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passed only with his own party’s major changes.
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Carter’s greatest foreign policy achievement was the
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signing of the Camp David Accords.
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Richard Nixon believed that
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Americans had tired of the “big government” of Johnson’s Great Society.

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