Eisenhower
& the New Modern Republicanism (2)

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1 The Soviet Union's launching of Sputnik in 1957 immediately led to?:
an easing of US-USSR tensions.
massive federal aid to American higher education.
the Suez Crisis.
the Geneva Summit's endorsement of Open Skies.
the U-2 Incident.

2 President Eisenhower opposed Truman's plan for?:
national health insurance.
creating the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Social Security increases.
raising the minimum wage.

3 Which of the following is true of the Eisenhower administration's termination policy?:
it ended attempts to assimilate Indians into mainstream American society.
it placed control of federal benefit programs on Indian reservations in the hands of Indian leaders.
it led to the withdrawal of federal benefits from many Indian tribes.
it provided funds for educational programs on Indian reservations.

4 In his farewell address in January 1961, President Eisenhower warned the American people against?:
the rise of military pacifism.
the tendency to hysterical anti-communism.
the risk of creeping socialism.
the influence of the military-industrial complex.

5 The 1956 boycott of the Montgomery bus system?:
was led by Malcolm X.
started because the city doubled bus fares.
was instigated by the arrest of Rosa parks.
lasted for three weeks and failed to achieve its goal.
resulted from the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

6 The case of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954) concerned?:
the right of American women to receive equal pay.
the constitutionality of federal aid to education.
the closing of public schools by the governor of Kansas.
the constitutionality of racial segregation in public schools.
voting rights for Hispanics and Native Americans.

7 The largest public works project during Eisenhower's presidency was?:
the space program.
the building of Grand Coulee Dam.
offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
construction of the interstate highway system.

8 The Eisenhower administration's policy in the Middle East included all of the following EXCEPT?:
the landing of marines at Beirut to protect the existing regime from a possible coup.
the use of the CIA to help stage a coup to overthrow the nationalist prime minister of Iran and replace his with a pro-American leader.
support for the British and French invasion of the Suez.
the withdrawal of offers to Egypt to build the Aswan Dam across the Nile as punishment for that government's friendliness toward the Soviet Union.

9 The Civil Rights Act of 1957?:
was opposed by President Eisenhower because he believed one couldn't change the hearts of men with laws.
established a permanent commission on civil rights with broad investigatory powers.
empowered federal officials to register blacks to vote.
overturned the doctrine of "separate but equal" in education.

10 President Eisenhower described his domestic program as "dynamic conservatism." An important part of this program was?:
opposition to public power projects.
national health insurance.
reduced social security benefits.
heavier tax burdens for the wealthy.
the repeal of New Deal legislation.