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what did anti communist zealot senator joseph mccarthy do that led to his condemnation by the U.S. senate?
McCarthy conducted televised hearings in which he charged that the U.S. army was full of Communists
what was the Eisenhower administration's approach to social welfare progam?
it allowed the welfare state to grow and the federal government to take on new projects
what was presidents Eisenhower's most important and far reaching domestic initiative?
the passage of the interstate highway and defense system act of 1956
in the context of president Eisenhower's policy toward native americans, termination meant
ending the federal government's special relationship with the Indians by transferring jurisdiction over tribal lands to state and local governments
in what direction did Eisenhower,the first republican to serve as president after the new deal, take the federal government during his second term?
he left the size and functions of the federal government intact
the key to presidents Eisenhower's new look in foregin policy was
a smaller conventional army bolstered by strength in airpower and unclear weapons
between 1955 and 1961 the united states spent $800 million in south vietnam most of it to
fund the south vietnamese army
in the 1950s, the CIA intervned in the internal affairs of
Iran, Guatemala and Cuba
why did many cuban people support the uprising led by Fidel Castro aganist Fulgenico Batista in 1959?
many cuban people had a strong desire for political and economic autonomy
the purpose of the Esienhower Doctrine was to
aid any middle eastern nation requesting aganist armed aggression from any country controlled by international communism
the united states reacted to the soviet union's successful launch of Sputnik in 1957
with a feeling of inferiority about U.S. scientific and technological development
what impact did technological advances have on american industry in the 1950's?
they chipped away at the number of jobs in the steel, copper, and aluminum industries
in the 1950s most empolyed american women worked in
clerical, service, and domestic jobs
Levittown, New York was
an example of the assembly line approach to producting affordable housing
which of the following describes higher education in the United states between 1940 and 1960?
it became increasingly available to veterans, in the middle class, and african americans
on cause of the unparalleled material abudance of the united states in the 1950s was
a population increase of almost 30 million
some critics suggested that the reason for renewed interest in religion during the 1950s was
americans need for conformity and for social outlets
between 1950 and 1960 the percentage of american families with television sets grew from less than 10 percent to
almost 90 percent
in which of the following ways did television affect U.S. politics in the 1950's?
it allowed candidates to appeal directly to voters in their homes which elevated the importance of policticans personal attractiveness
what did federal communications commission chairman Newton Minow "our hero" call television ater he surveyed what it offered to americans in 1961?
a vast wasteland
what was sociologist David Riesman's criticisim of american society in his 1950 book The Lonely Crowd?
Riesman lamented the growing conformity in American society
how did rock and roll challenge american social and cultural norms in the 1950s?
it was sexually suggestive
the most important changes in civil rights in the united states in the 1950s were instituted by
ordinary african americans
the Supreme Court's decision in Brown vs Board of education 1954 overturned which of the following precdents?
Separate but equal established in Plessy v. Ferguson 1896
how did president Eisenhower ultimately respond to the Arkansas National Guard's attempts to block the enrollment of nine black students in little rocks centeral highschool in 1957?
he sent army troops to Little Rock to oversee the intergration of the school
the civil rights acts of 1957 and 1960 can be characterized as
the Montgomery, Alabama, polic aressted Rosa Parks on December 1,1955 because she
refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man
the Montgomery bus boycott of 1956 persisted until
the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Alabama's state and local laws requiring segregation on buses
which new civil rights organization chose Martin Luther King Jr. as its leader in Janurary of 1957?
the southern Christian Leadership Conference ( SCLC)