Truman & the Beginning of the Cold War   (2)

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1 All of these statements about the 1948 presidential campaign are true EXCEPT?:
the Dixiecrats were a special group of Southern Democrats who would not support Truman.
Truman was a heavy favorite to defeat his Republican rival, Governor Thomas Dewey of New York.
Henry Wallace broke from the Democratic party and became a candidate on the Progressive party ticket.
not only did Truman win the election, but his party made gains in both houses of Congress and picked up most of the governorships.
the Democrats lost electoral votes from the states once known as the "Solid South."

2 The legal basis for Truman's order for American air and naval forces to support South Korea was?:
an inherent power of the presidency.
a joint resolution of Congress.
the United Nations Charter.
the federal Constitution.
the United States treaty with the Republic of Korea.

3 In 1947, President Truman told Congress that the United States could not realize its postwar objectives unless we were willing to help free peoples to maintain their free institutions and their national integrity against aggressive movements that seek to impose upon them totalitarian regimes. This policy was first implemented in?:
Greece and Turkey.
Hungary and Iran.
China and Japan.

4 The "G. I. Bill of Rights" refers to?:
an amendment to the Constitution adopted shortly after the end of World War II.
rights of veterans affirmed by the Supreme Court in a series of post-war decisions.
legislation passed by Congress pertaining to education, unemployment compensation, loans for home building, and provisions for medical care of veterans.
guarantees for employment of veterans in federal government departments and agencies.

5 The Truman administration's decision to oppose the invasion of South Korea by North Korea in June, 1950 was made?:
after the United States Senate declared war on North Korea.
at the insistence of General Douglas MacArthur.
because the United Nations refused to act.
without congressional approval.
because of pressure from Republican conservatives such as Robert Taft.

6 While there was a large gap between what Harry Truman said about civil rights and what he was able to do, his greatest accomplishment was in?:
integrating the civil service.
creating a national anti-lynching law.
using the prestige and visibility of his office to educate the public and set a moral agenda for future civil rights progress.
creating a national anti-poll tax law.

7 The House Un-American Activities Committee was?:
responsible for a series of highly publicized hearings designed to expose communist influence in American life.
the name that Senator Joseph McCarthy gave to the House Armed Services Committee.
declared by the Supreme Court to be in violation of basic civil liberties and therefore unconstitutional.
shut down by President Truman as a signal to the nation that the crusade against communist subversion would be directed from the White House.

8 During the struggle in China between nationalists and communists after World War II, the United States?:
continued to support Chiang Kai-shek with money and weapons even when it became clear his cause was lost.
supported the communist leader Mao Zedong hoping that a communist China friendly to the United States would help stop Soviet aggression.
supported Ho Chi Minh, a compromise leader.
intervened militarily to put an end to the struggle.

9 At the beginning of the Cold War, U. S. policy toward the Soviet Union tended to follow the ideas of George F. Kennan, that is?:
an isolationist policy that took no notice of Soviet expansionism.
an aggressive policy of rolling back the gains already made by the Soviet Union.
active aid to nationalist movements attempting to throw off Soviet domination.
strict enforcement of the Monroe Doctrine with regard to Soviet expansionism in the Western Hemisphere.
a policy of containment of Soviet expansionist tendencies.

10 Under President Truman, the Department of Justice?:
argued that the Supreme Court did not have the authority to end segregation.
persuaded Congress to pass legislation prohibiting racial bias in home sales and rentals.
vigorously prosecuted cases arising under the new anti-lynching legislation.
intervened in Supreme Court cases on behalf of organizations seeking to end segregation.