Political Storms at Home and Abroad, 1968-1980
Political Storms at Home and Abroad, 1968-1980

Political Storms at Home and Abroad, 1968-1980

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A question pack focused on political scandals between 1968-1980 including Watergate.

30.1

One of the original founders of AIM was .

A

Patsy Mink

B

Dennis Banks

C

Jerry Rubin

D

Glenn Weiser

30.2

The Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade established that .

A

abortions obtained during the first three months of pregnancy were legal

B

witnesses were not required to corroborate a charge of rape

C

marriage could not be abolished

D

homosexuality was a mental illness

30.3

What kinds of values did hippies adopt?

30.4

President Nixon took a bold diplomatic step in early 1972 when he .

A

went to Vienna

B

declared the Vietnam War over

C

met with Chinese leaders in Beijing

D

signed the Glasgow Accords

30.5

The blue-collar workers who Nixon called “the silent majority” .

A

fled to the suburbs to avoid integration

B

wanted to replace existing social institutions with cooperatives

C

opposed the war in Vietnam

D

believed their opinions were overlooked in the political process

30.6

What caused the rifts in the Democratic Party in the 1968 election?

30.7

The demonstrations at Kent State University in May 1970 were held to protest what event?

A

the My Lai massacre

B

the North Vietnamese invasion of Saigon

C

the invasion of Cambodia by U.S. forces

D

the signing of a peace agreement with North Vietnam

30.8

Recognizing that ongoing protests and campus violence reflected a sea change in public opinion about the war, in 1971 Nixon .

A

repealed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

B

postponed the invasion of Cambodia

C

released the Pentagon Papers

D

covered up the My Lai massacre

30.9

According to John Kerry, how did many U.S. soldiers treat Vietnamese civilians?

30.10

The agreement Gerald Ford signed with the leader of the Soviet Union that ended the territorial issues remaining from World War II was .

A

the Moscow Communiqué

B

the Beijing Treaty

C

the Iceland Protocol

D

the Helsinki Accords

30.11

Of these figures, who was not indicted following the Watergate break-in and cover-up?

A

John Mitchell

B

Bob Woodward

C

John Ehrlichman

D

H.R. Haldeman

30.12

In what types of unethical and illegal activities did the White House plumbers and the “dirty tricks” squad engage?

30.13

During the 1976 election campaign, Jimmy Carter famously promised .

A

that he would never start a war

B

that he would never be unfaithful to his wife

C

that he had never smoked marijuana

D

that he would never lie

30.14

Carter deregulated several major American industries in an effort to ensure that .

A

companies would become more competitive

B

airlines would merge

C

oil prices would rise

D

consumers would start conserving energy

30.15

What were President Carter’s successes in the area of foreign policy?

30.16

What common goals did American Indians, gay and lesbian citizens, and women share in their quests for equal rights? How did their agendas differ? What were the differences and similarities in the tactics they used to achieve their aims?

30.17

In what ways were the policies of Richard Nixon different from those of his Democratic predecessors John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson? How were Jimmy Carter’s policies different from those of Nixon?

30.18

To what degree did foreign policy issues affect politics and the economy in the United States in the late 1960s and 1970s?

30.19

What events caused voters to lose faith in the political system and the nation’s leaders in the late 1960s and 1970s?

30.20

In what ways did the goals of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s manifest themselves in the identity politics of the 1970s?