The New Frontier and the Great Society, 1961–1968
Which of the following characterized Congress during the Kennedy years?
The Republicans were in the majority in both houses of Congress.
The Democrats in Congress were indebted to Kennedy for helping them get elected.
Many members of Congress viewed Kennedy’s New Frontier as too big and costly.
Congress rallied behind Kennedy in support of his New Frontier.
To stimulate the lagging economy, Kennedy used all of the following EXCEPT __________.
strategies to increase business production and efficiency
The Warren Court reforms changed society in all of the following ways EXCEPT by __________.
boosting the political power of African Americans and Hispanics by forcing reapportionment of electoral districts
ensuring that all accused persons have access to legal representation
banning state-mandated prayer in public schools
expanding the power of law enforcement agencies
The Supreme Court decision in
impacted the nation’s political process by __________.
ensuring that all citizen’s votes would have equal weight
giving Congress the authority to enforce voting rights
ruling that the Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear cases about voting rights
ending the practice of segregation
President Kennedy planned for a flexible response to war by __________.
building up conventional troops and weapons
stockpiling nuclear weapons
being prepared to employ Eisenhower’s style of brinkmanship
installing long-range missiles along the coasts
What motivated President Kennedy to send aid to Latin America?
He hoped to develop an enduring humanitarian legacy.
He hoped that a prosperous Latin America would be less likely to support Communist-inspired revolutions.
He hoped to inspire other prosperous nations to share in the responsibility of world poverty.
He hoped to develop Latin American colonies.
Which had the GREATEST influence on President Kennedy’s decision to fund the space program?
his interest in developing military computers
his interest in the last frontier
his interest in winning the Cold War
his interest in strengthening the economy
President Johnson drew inspiration for his Great Society from all the following EXCEPT __________.
his personal experience with poverty
the goals of the civil rights movement
Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal
Harry Truman’s Fair Deal
Which of the following Great Society initiatives funded a preschool program for the disadvantaged?
Project Head Start
Child Nutrition Act
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Which of the following is a TRUE statement about President Johnson’s Great Society?
The Great Society’s programs were widely successful, and many continue today.
Management problems and inadequate funding hampered the success of the Great Society.
Because Americans felt the Great Society intruded too much on their private lives, its programs quickly vanished.
The Vietnam War reinforced American support for the Great Society’s programs.
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