Kennedy's New Frontier  (1)

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1           Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay
          any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose
          any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty
This statement by John F. kennedy best supports a foreign policy of?:

2 All of the following events took place during the Kennedy administration EXCEPT?:
the Bay of Pigs invasion.
the building of the Berlin Wall.
a limited test ban treaty signed by the US, the USSR, and Great Britain.
the Cuban Missile Crisis.
the U-2 Incident.

3 After campaigning to expand the welfare state, especially in the areas of health care and education, President Kennedy?:
abandoned all of these ideas in favor of a more conservative approach.
succeeded only in winning federal aid to education legislation.
failed to obtain most of his major legislative initiatives.
was killed too quickly to achieve anything important.

4 During the Kennedy-Khrushchev era, America and the Soviet union came close to war over crises in Cuba and?:
the Middle East.
South Africa.

5 The Alliance for Progress, proposed by President Kennedy in 1961, can be most accurately called an added dimension of?:
the Truman Doctrine.
the League of Nations.
the Point Four Program.
the Lend-Lease Act.
the Good Neighbor policy.

6 The "hot line" and the nuclear test ban treaty were attempts to?:
reduce tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union.
contain Soviet power.
create a new alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union.
contain Chinese communism from spreading throughout Southeast Asia.

7 President Kennedy's main goal in the United States' 1962 decision to blockade Cuba was to?:
encourage Castro to reopen diplomatic relations with the United States.
use the CIA to overthrow the Castro government forcibly.
encourage the Soviet Union to stop sending soldiers and aid to Castro.
force the Soviet Union to remove its missiles from Cuba.
force the resignation of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

8 During the Kennedy administration up to 1963, tactics employed to end discrimination included all of the following EXCEPT?:
"sit-ins" at public lunch counters.
use of federal troops.
extensive violence by African Americans.
"freedom riders" on public transportation.

9 President Kennedy's legislative successes included all of the following EXCEPT?:
implementing a strong civil rights act.
increasing the minimum wage.
expanding the space program.
establishing the Peace Corps.

10 Which of the following statements about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech in Washington in 1963 is correct?:
it spurred the United States Congress to swiftly approve President Kennedy's civil rights bill.
it was a failure because the turnout at the rally was poor and it came at the end of a long and hot day of lengthy speeches.
it was dramatically interrupted when a white racist shot King as he spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
it turned a political rally into a historic event and recalled the nation to the ideals of justice and equality.

11 President Kennedy decided to remove Diem from the presidency of South Vietnam when?:
Diem massacred a large number of Viet Cong.
Diem launched attacks on the country's Buddhists.
Diem refused to allow American soldiers to engage in combat.
Diem had his own brother shot for treason.

12 When James Meredith attempted to attend the University of Mississippi as that institution's first black student, President Kennedy?:
stood by helplessly while Governor Barnett ordered the university closed.
urged Meredith to attend a northern university instead.
ordered federal marshals to protect and defend him and ultimately ordered 5,000 army troops onto the campus.
prevented riots by quietly negotiating with the governor of Mississippi and university officials.