Chapter 38: The Eisenhower Era

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1.  When the 1950s began, a majority of women were
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2.  The Suez Crisis was caused by Egyptian President Nasser's nationalization of the Suez Canal.
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3.  The United States first became involved in Vietnam by
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4.  Martin Luther King, Jr.'s civil rights organization, the SCLC, rested on the institutional foundation of
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5.  Eisenhower tried but failed to repeal most of the New Deal economic and social legislation.
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6.  The Korean War ended with
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7.  The Soviet Sputnik satellite raised American fears that the Soviet Union had forged ahead of the United States in rocketry, science, and education.
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8.  A key economic transformation of the 1950s was
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9.  The Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education that blacks should be provided additional educational benefits in order to equalize public education.
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10.  In the 1950s, Latin America sometimes demonstrated hostility toward the United States for supporting anticommunist dictators and ignoring Latin American interstes.
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11.  As president, Eisenhower enjoyed great popularity by presenting a leadership style of
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12.  Social critics like David Riesman and Daniel Bell attacked the conformity and consumerism that they believed was undermining the older American character and work ethic.
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13.  Senator John F. Kennedy's main issue in the campaing of 1960 was that
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14.  Eisenhower used his influence as president to support blacks' push for civil rights in the schools and elsewhere
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15.  Eisenhower endorsed a major growth of military spending on conventional and nuclear forces to counteract the Societ Union in the Cold War.
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16.  Senator Kennedy was able to successfully neutralize the issue of his Roman Catholicism during the 1960s campaign
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17.  The primary force shaping the new consumerism and popular culture of the 1950s was
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18.  The precipitating event that made Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr the most prominent civil rights leader was
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19.  Feminist Betty Friedan's manifesto The Feminine Mystique was aimed primarily at reviving labor militancy among working class women in factories and shops.
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20.  Senator McCarthy's anticommunist crusade finally collapse when:
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21.  Dispite his fiscal conservatism, Eisenhower actually outdid the New Deal with his massive federal spending on
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22.  McCarthy lost his power when he attacked alleged communist influence in the U.S. Army
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23.  Richard Nixon was chosen as the Vice President nominee:
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24.  In the 1952 campaign, the Eisenhower-Nixon ticket made the first really effective use of:
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25.  One major breakthrough in American literature in the early post World-War II years was
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26.  Eisenhower's basic approach to domestic economic policy was
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27.  Eisenhower presented himself to the country as a strongly partisan Republican President.
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28.  Eisenhower initially hesitated to oppose Senator Joseph McCarthy because of McCarthy's political popularity and power.
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29.  The primary impetus for civil rights within the federal government came from
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30.  In the Hungarian crisis, the United States retreated from Secretary of State Dulles's talk of "rolling back" communism and liberating the "captive people" of Eastern Europe.
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31.  Eisenhower sent the first contingent of American troops to Vietnam in 1954 in order to prevent the communist Vietnamese from defeating the French.
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