US History 2 H Chapter 38 Quiz 1 – Flashcards

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When he became attorney general, Robert Kennedy sought to refocus the attention of the FBI on
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a. organized crime and civil rights
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When he took office in 1961, President Kennedy chose to try to stimulate the sluggish economy through
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c. a tax cut
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President Kennedy's most bitter confrontation with big business occurred when he
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d. forced steel industry leaders to roll back steel
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The essential purpose of President Kennedy's promise to land a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s was to
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a. restore American prestige in the space race damaged by the Soviet's Sputnik
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JFK's strategy of flexible response
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c. called for a variety of military options that could be matched to the scope and importance of a crisis.
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American military forces entered Vietnam in order to
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c. prevent Diem's forces from falling to the communists
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The Alliance for Progress was intended to improve the economic growth and democratic reforms in
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a. Latin America
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The Bay of Pigs invasion failed when
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b. the anti-Castro exiles were defeated by the Cuban military
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When the Soviet Union attempted to install nuclear weapons in Cuba, President Kennedy ordered
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c. a naval quarantine of that island
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President Kennedy's alleged assassin was
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b. Lee Harvey Oswald
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When he became attorney general, Robert Kennedy sought to refocus the attention of the FBI on
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a. organized crime and civil rights
question
When he took office in 1961, President Kennedy chose to try to stimulate the sluggish economy through
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c. a tax cut
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President Kennedy's most bitter confrontation with big business occurred when he
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d. forced steel industry leaders to roll back steel
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The essential purpose of President Kennedy's promise to land a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s was to
answer
a. restore American prestige in the space race damaged by the Soviet's Sputnik
question
JFK's strategy of flexible response
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c. called for a variety of military options that could be matched to the scope and importance of a crisis.
question
American military forces entered Vietnam in order to
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c. prevent Diem's forces from falling to the communists
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The Alliance for Progress was intended to improve the economic growth and democratic reforms in
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a. Latin America
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The Bay of Pigs invasion failed when
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b. the anti-Castro exiles were defeated by the Cuban military
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When the Soviet Union attempted to install nuclear weapons in Cuba, President Kennedy ordered
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c. a naval quarantine of that island
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President Kennedy's alleged assassin was
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b. Lee Harvey Oswald