Prompt:In the wake of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, many analysts thought that democracy had triumphed as the most desirable and prevalent form of….
Some civil rights activists believed they had achieved most of their goals and disagreed with other activists over the need for further agitation.
Americans reeled from an embargo on oil deliveries to the United States from the oil-producing countries in the Middle East because those countries
a. believed the United States had pushed Israel to begin the 1973 war.
b. wanted to convince the United States to stay out of Middle Eastern affairs.
c. wanted to see Americans begging for help.
d. resented the help America had given Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
e. resented the friendly relationship between Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir and the American press.
Which of these was not enacted or created during the Nixon years?
a. Pell Grants for higher education
c. Doubling of the budget for the National Endowment for the Humanities
d. Increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts
e. Environmental Protection Agency
Passed in 1972, Title IX is important because
a. It banned wiretapping of political candidates and government officials.
b. It required that educational institutions spend equally on women’s and men’s athletics.
c. It legalized access to safe and legal abortions.
d. It outlawed discrimination in employment based on race, creed, religion and national origin.
e. It led to the nuclear disarmament.
Nixon’s goal in seeking improved relations with China in 1972 was to
a. have a chance to visit China during his administration.
b. try to convince the Chinese to trade with the United States and help cut trade protections between the two countries.
c. try to take the Soviet Union’s place as China’s closest ally.
d. be able to invite the Chinese table tennis team to the United States.
e. drive a further wedge between China and the Soviet Union.
All of the following is true about young conservatives in the late 1950s under the leadership of William F. Buckley, except
a. They opposed Great Society and New Deal-style government programs.
b. They opposed abortion and embraced traditional family values.
c. They were militantly anti-communist.
d. They advocated aggressive imperial expansion.
e. They urged tax cuts and less government intervention in people’s lives.
The activism of the 1960s ran into roadblocks in the 1970s, which included all of the following, except
a. Some civil rights activists believed they had achieved most of their goals and disagreed with other activists over the need for further agitation.
b. American politics had reached its limits _ and arguably its low _ in credibility.
c. Ethnic groups seemed poised to fracture any national unity the struggle for black civil rights had initially created.
d. A conservative movement began to push back against the demands of women and minorities.
e. The economic boom of the 1960s had turned into a recession.