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Why are the riots in American cities during the 1960s best understood as battles?Selected Answer:Correctc. Urban blacks saw the predominantly white police force as an occupying army.Answers:a. The Department of Defense deployed regular army units to suppress these uprisings.b. African-American rioters often had received military training in Cuba and Venezuela.Correctc. Urban blacks saw the predominantly white police force as an occupying army.d. Rioters frequently employed weapons otherwise only used in military combat operations.e. Riot squads were organized by the Department of Defense.Question 22 out of 2 pointsThe legacies of the 1960s include:Selected Answer:Correctc. a transformation in the status of women.Answers:a. an end to the welfare state.b. fewer personal freedoms.Correctc. a transformation in the status of women.d. mass conformity.e. the return of school prayer.Question 32 out of 2 pointsWhat did President Lyndon Johnson do that ended up shifting the nation’s political landscape in the mostdramatic way since Reconstruction?Selected Answer:Correctc. He signed the Civil Rights Act.
Answers:a. He fought the War on Poverty.b. He appointed Earl Warren as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.Correctc. He signed the Civil Rights Act.d. He introduced Medicare.e. He escalated the war in Vietnam.Question 42 out of 2 pointsThe Young Americans for Freedom:Selected Answer:Correctb. believed that the free market assured personal freedom.Answers:a. wrote the Port Huron Statement.Correctb. believed that the free market assured personal freedom.c. believed that a strong federal government assured personal freedom.d. supported Lyndon Johnson for president in 1964.e. worked in tandem with the Students for a Democratic Society.Question 52 out of 2 pointsUnder the guidance of Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Supreme Court vastly contracted the rights enjoyed by all Americans in the 1960s.Selected Answer:Correct FalseAnswers:TrueCorrect FalseQuestion 6
2 out of 2 pointsThe Freedom Rides:Selected Answer:Correcte. were launched by CORE to desegregate interstate bus travel.Answers:a. had little effect on segregation in the South.b. were successful only in the North.c. were ignored by law enforcement and the public in the Southd. were the journeys made by blacks as part of their mass migration to the North.Answers:b. Fidel Castro took over American landholdings.c. the CIA restored Fulgencio Batista to power.d. a popular uprising of anti-Castro Cubans toppled Castro’s regime.e. Eisenhower suspended trade with Cuba.Correcte. were launched by CORE to desegregate interstate bus travel.Question 72 out of 2 pointsDuring the Bay of Pigs invasion:Selected Answer:Correcta. the CIA failed in its mission.Correcta. the CIA failed in its mission.