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All of the following traditions reflected the relationship between conformity and the American family in the 1950s EXCEPT __________. Advertisers offered “labor-saving” devices aimed directly at a female audience. Whether working-class or middle-class, men were expected to support their families. Those who chose to live outside of societal norms were largely ignored by mainstream culture. Women were not encouraged to work outside of the home. RATIONALE Just as containment policy led to conformity in American politics, suspicion of those who challenged tradition also led to conformity in other areas of American life, including family and gender roles. Most men and women in the 1950s adhered to tradition by marrying young, dedicating themselves to creating prosperous, stable, nuclear families, and dividing household responsibilities in traditional ways. Magazines and advertisements for consumer goods reinforced these expectations. Those who did not adhere to tradition were stigmatized. CONCEPT
Family Life in the 1950s 2 Choose the false statement regarding the adoption of containment policy by the United States during the Cold War. The United States feared that Germany would re-emerge as a military power. One purpose of containment was to promote capitalism and undermine Communism. The United States did not want the Soviet Union to increase its influence over other countries.
The ultimate goal of containment, according to George Kennan, was the collapse of the Soviet Union. RATIONALE The United States adopted a foreign policy of containment after World War II to prevent Soviet Communist influence from spreading to areas that were destabilized by the war, or that were undergoing decolonization. Containment was directed toward Communist nations (e.g., the Soviet Union and, later, China), not Germany. CONCEPT Origins of the Cold War 3 “As part of the Lyndon Johnson administration’s War on Poverty, my teenage son participated in the __________ program, which provided training and work experience so he could have the same advantages as others.” Head Start Community Action Program Job Corps Teacher Corps RATIONALE A key component of Johnson's War on Poverty was Job Corps, a program overseen by the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) that provided job training and work experience for disadvantaged Americans. CONCEPT Johnson's Vision: The Great Society 4 President Harry Truman and secretary of state George Marshall proposed the Marshall Plan to Congress in 1947. Choose the statement that best summarizes the purpose of this plan.
“We will provide financial and military assistance to any country resisting Communist aggression.” "We will create an alliance with Western Europe to fight against Soviet aggression." “We will halt all trade with the Soviet Union and encourage European nations to do the same.” “We will provide financial support to rebuild European countries and stem the spread of Communism.” RATIONALE The Marshall Plan was an economic program that provided billions of dollars of

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