Post-War Prosperity and Cold War Fears, 1945-1960
Post-War Prosperity and Cold War Fears, 1945-1960

Post-War Prosperity and Cold War Fears, 1945-1960

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A question pack on the cold war and its cultural context from an American perspective.

28.1

Truman referred to his program of economic and social reform as the .

A

New Deal

B

Square Deal

C

Fair Deal

D

Straight Deal

28.2

Which of the following pieces of Truman’s domestic agenda was rejected by Congress?

A

the Taft-Hartley Act

B

national healthcare

C

the creation of a civil rights commission

D

funding for schools

28.3

How did the GI Bill help veterans return to civilian life? What were its limitations?

28.4

What was the policy of trying to limit the expansion of Soviet influence abroad?

A

restraint

B

containment

C

isolationism

D

quarantine

28.5

The Truman administration tried to help Europe recover from the devastation of World War II with the .

A

Economic Development Bank

B

Atlantic Free Trade Zone

C

Byrnes Budget

D

Marshall Plan

28.6

What was agreed to at the armistice talks between North and South Korea?

28.7

The name of the first manmade satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, was .

A

Triton

B

Cosmolskaya

C

Pravda

D

Sputnik

28.8

he first Levittown was built .

A

in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

B

in Nassau County, New York

C

near Newark, New Jersey

D

near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

28.9

How did suburbanization help the economy?

28.10

The disc jockey who popularized rock and roll was .

A

Bill Haley

B

Elvis Presley

C

Alan Freed

D

Ed Sullivan

28.11

What challenges did Hollywood face in the 1950s?

28.12

The NAACP lawyer who became known as “Mr. Civil Rights” was .

A

Earl Warren

B

Jackie Robinson

C

OrvalFaubus

D

Thurgood Marshall

28.13

The Arkansas governor who tried to prevent the integration of Little Rock High School was .

A

Charles Hamilton Houston

B

Kenneth Clark

C

OrvalFaubus

D

Clark Clifford

28.14

What was the significance of Shelley v. Kraemer?

28.15

How did some Americans turn their wartime experiences into lasting personal gains (i.e. better employment, a new home, or an education) after the war was over? Why did others miss out on these opportunities?

28.16

What was the reason for the breakdown in friendly relations between the United States and the Soviet Union after World War II? What were the results of this conflict?

28.17

How did fear of the Soviet Union and Communism affect American culture and society?

28.18

What social changes took place in the United States after World War II? What role did the war play in those changes?

28.19

How did the wartime experiences of African Americans contribute to the drive for greater civil rights after the war?