Johnson's Great Society  (1)

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1 The "centerpiece" of Lyndon Johnson's "war on poverty" was the?:
Department of Family Services, with an emphasis on social work.
Children's Relief Fund, with an emphasis on preschooling.
Office of Economic Opportunity, with an emphasis on community action.
Agency for Economic Advancement, with an emphasis on job training.

2 The primary reason for the crushing Republican party defeat in 1964 was that?:
Democrats were strongly opposed to civil rights legislation reform.
the 1964 Republican national convention was bitterly divided between the Goldwater and Taft forces.
the Deep South began to admire Lyndon Johnson's commitment to civil rights.
there was growing support for President Johnson's policy in Vietnam.
American voters thought Goldwater's views were too extreme and that he was trigger-happy with nuclear weapons.

3 President Lyndon Johnson received authorization for the use of force in Vietnam through?:
the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.
the Truman Doctrine.
the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
the United Nations Security Council.
a declaration of war by Congress.

4 Both the New Frontier and the Great Society shared the idea that?:
foreign trade should be cut to a minimum.
the federal government should meet the economic and social needs of the less fortunate.
taxes should be raised to stimulate consumer spending.
key industries should be nationalized.

5 The 1968 Tet Offensive?:
was depicted in the American news media as a major victory for U. S. forces.
was a military victory for the communist North Vietnamese forces.
brought an immediate end to the Vietnam War.
led to the belief in the United States that the Vietnam War was unwinnable.
had little appreciable effect on the course of the Vietnam War.

6 The common use of poll taxes to inhibit black voters in the South was outlawed by the?:
Twenty-fourth Amendment.
Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Voting Rights Act of 1965.
War on Poverty.

7 Which of the following was not part of Johnson's strategy for fighting the war in Vietnam?:
a bombing campaign against the north, called operation Rolling Thunder.
rejecting peace feelers from Hanoi.
the dispatching of 50,000 more troops to Vietnam.
assassination attempts on North Vietnamese leaders, including Ho Chi Minh.

8 Which section of the United States Constitution was cited by the South in its challenge to the power of the United States Supreme Court to order desegregation in the public schools?:
the Tenth Amendment, which deals with state and federal powers.
Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment, which deals with exercise of congressional powers.
the sections of Article I that deal with the powers of Congress.
the sections of Article III that deal with the powers of the Judiciary.
the sections of Article IV that deal with the relations of the states to the federal government.

9 Lyndon Johnson obtained congressional approval for a greater American role in Vietnam by?:
using his political skills to charm congressmen into granting him emergency powers.
claiming that the North Vietnamese had fired on American ships in international waters.
offering to cut many of his social programs in order to pay for an expanded role.
claiming that nuclear weapons were being developed in North Vietnam.

10 In both the Korean War and the Vietnam War, the?:
United States managed to achieve a stalemate with the Communist forces.
United Nations sanctioned the U. S. efforts to stop an aggressor.
United States fought for years without Congress ever declaring war.
lack of U. S. success in combat led to the creation of a large anti-war movement.