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US History Review. Day 4. The primary religious issue of the 1960 presidential election in the United States was the Catholic faith of John F. Kennedy.

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US HistoryReview

Day 4

  • The primary religious issue of the 1960 presidential election in the United States was the Catholic faith of John F. Kennedy

  • The closest the United States and the Soviet Union actually came to fighting each other during the Cold War was the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the two major world powers very close to war

  • The passage of the Immigration Act of 1965 resulted in the elimination of an immigration policy based on national origin quotas

“This administration, today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America, and I urge this Congress and all Americans to join me in that effort.” -President Lyndon B. Johnson State of the Union Address January 8, 1964

  • The program President Lyndon B. Johnson created to wage his unconditional war on poverty was the Great Society

  • The programs of the Progressive Movement (1900-1920), the New Deal (1933-1941), and the Great Society (1965-1968) were similar in that they resulted in greater involvement of the federal government in the daily lives of Americans.

  • The philosophy of the counterculture of the 1960’s questioned traditions and experimented with new ways of living

  • The successful formation of the United Farm Workers indicated that the ideals of thecivil rights movement had influenced the actions of Hispanic Americans

  • The African-American civil rights movement brought about anti-discrimination legislation that applied to other groups

  • The Korean and Vietnam conflicts were similar in that both represented United States efforts to contain communism

  • The “yellow journalism” of the Spanish-American War and the television coverage of the Vietnam War both illustrate that the American people, on the basis of the information they receive, can influence government policy

  • The Vietnam War ended in 1975 with North Vietnam gaining control of all of Vietnmam

  • The primary focus of the protest movement of the 1960’s was to demand U.S. withdrawal of Vietnam

  • The U.S. support of Israel (giving them military supplies during the Yom Kippur War) caused the Arab Oil Embargo

  • Changes in the balance of power among the three branches of the Federal government during the 20th century have resulted from the expansion of executive power during periods of crisis

  • Region during the last half of the century saw a decrease in its population due to a decline in factory jobs


  • During the last half of the twentieth century, the largest source of labor in California agriculture was immigrants from Mexico

  • A major foreign policy change of President Nixon was the establishment of diplomatic relations with China

  • The main significance of the Watergate affair was that it showed that the laws of the U.S. are superior to the actions of the president

  • President Carter’s foreign policy focused on human rights

  • A major result of the federal government’s growing reliance on deficit spending has been that the national debt increased greatly during the 1980’s

Money To Spend Each Year

Money Spent each year

  • Illustrated in the cartoon above is the economic approach used by President Reagan which is the trickle down effect

  • The main reason for the ending of the Cold War era was that the U.S.S.R. was seriously weakened by internal conflict and a poor economy

  • The fall of the Berlin Wall, the election of Lech Walsea in Poland, and the U.S.S.R. dissolving symbolized the end of the Cold War era

  • One direct result of the Persian Gulf War was that the U.S. liberated Kuwait from Iraqi control

  • President Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice

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