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1 Chapter Twenty-Nine America Under Stress,

2 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.29-2 Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The United States intervened militarily in the Dominican Republic in the mid-1960s 1. when the government there seized all property owned by Americans. 2. because President Johnson wanted to resurrect the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. 3. to prevent further inroads by communism. 4. to prevent the Soviet Union from establishing another missile base in the Caribbean.

3 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.29-3 Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The United States intervened militarily in the Dominican Republic in the mid-1960s 3. to prevent further inroads by communism. Hint: The United States viewed the rebelling forces there as adherents of communism, and hence of Castro. See page 934.

4 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.29-4 Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The Tet Offensive can be best described as 1. an unqualified military victory for North Vietnam. 2. undermining support within the United States for the war in Vietnam. 3. the occasion when China and the Soviet Union intervened militarily in support of North Vietnam. 4. the reason that the Johnson administration decided to escalate America’s involvement in Southeast Asia.

5 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.29-5 Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The Tet Offensive can be best described as 2. undermining support within the United States for the war in Vietnam. Hint: American public opinion shifted strongly against the war in Vietnam. See pages 937–938.

6 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.29-6 Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 According to the terms of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1. Congress gave President Johnson unlimited authority to increase America’s military involvement in Vietnam. 2. the United States declared that it would go to war with China in order to prevent a communist victory in Vietnam. 3. the United Nations declared that America must leave Vietnam or face condemnation by the world body. 4. South Vietnam was told to assume all responsibility for its own defense.

7 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.29-7 Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 According to the terms of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1. Congress gave President Johnson unlimited authority to increase America’s military involvement in Vietnam. Hint: See pages 934–936.

8 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.29-8 Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The war in Vietnam differed from World War II because 1. the Republican Party opposed America’s participation in the Vietnam conflict. 2. during the 1960s, isolationist sentiment once again became widespread and influenced foreign policy. 3. a vocal antiwar movement during the Vietnam conflict decisively affected domestic politics. 4. America provided only backup support to its ally in Vietnam.

9 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.29-9 Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The war in Vietnam differed from World War II because 3. a vocal antiwar movement during the Vietnam conflict decisively affected domestic politics. Hint: See pages 937–939.

10 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The combined 57 percent of the vote won by Richard Nixon and George Wallace in the 1968 presidential election indicated that a majority of the electorate 1. supported conservative social principles. 2. favored more civil rights legislation. 3. believed that Hubert Humphrey was intellectually incapable of serving as president. 4. wanted an immediate American withdrawal from Vietnam.

11 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The combined 57 percent of the vote won by Richard Nixon and George Wallace in the 1968 presidential election indicated that a majority of the electorate 1. supported conservative social principles. Hint: Wallace opposed the antiwar movement and civil rights legislation. Nixon appealed to conservatives by attacking lawlessness and permissive personal behavior. See page 941.

12 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 Gerald Ford incurred wide disapproval when he 1. tried to reinvolve the United States in Vietnam. 2. fired Henry Kissinger. 3. pardoned Richard Nixon. 4. pardoned Spiro Agnew.

13 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 Gerald Ford incurred wide disapproval when he 3. pardoned Richard Nixon. Hint: See pages 952–953.

14 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 According to the New Right, the Warren Supreme Court 1. handed down decisions that favored the criminal. 2. was far too restrictive when it came to individual liberties. 3. had not gone far enough in its decision ordering school desegregation. 4. was the best hope at the federal level for countering liberalism.

15 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 According to the New Right, the Warren Supreme Court 1. handed down decisions that favored the criminal. Hint: The Court’s decisions in fact expanded and protected the rights of accused individuals. See page 928.

16 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The term Chicano refers to Mexican Americans who 1. feared challenging the status quo in many southwestern states. 2. sought greater rights and recognition of their heritage. 3. opposed both Democrats and Republicans and formed their own political party. 4. began a mass migration back to Mexico during the 1960s.

17 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The term Chicano refers to Mexican Americans who 2. sought greater rights and recognition of their heritage. Hint: See page 929.

18 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The Nixon administration’s policy of Vietnamization 1. required that the United States first establish diplomatic ties with communist China. 2. was rejected by the government of South Vietnam. 3. prevented the North Vietnamese from seizing control of South Vietnam. 4. phased out America’s military involvement in Vietnam.

19 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 The Nixon administration’s policy of Vietnamization 4. phased out America’s military involvement in Vietnam. Hint: Under Nixon’s plan, the United States gradually reduced its involvement in South Vietnam. See pages 942–946.

20 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 As part of the policy of détente, the United States 1. established ties with communist China. 2. embarked on a massive military buildup. 3. declared that the Cold War was over. 4. heavily bombed North Vietnam.

21 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved Berkin, Making America Chapter 29 As part of the policy of détente, the United States 1. established ties with communist China. Hint: Relations with China proved to be the cornerstone of the policy. See pages 946–947.


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