US History II Unit 4 Practice Exam 4 - You passed this Milestone 20 questions were answered correctly 4 questions were answered incorrectly 1 How

US History II Unit 4 Practice Exam 4 - You passed this...

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You passed this Milestone 20 questions were answered correctly . 4 questions were answered incorrectly . 1 How did the American economy in the 1970s differ from the economy in previous decades? The inflation rate increased more slowly than it had previously. The United States exported more goods than it imported. Oil became an important commodity in the South. The United States fell into an economic recession. CONCEPT The 1970s 2 In 2011, revolts associated with the Arab Spring shook the Middle East. The protests in one country led to forceful responses by its president and eventually a civil war, which was still continuing in 2017. Select the map that accurately depicts in red the country in which this occurred. RATIONALE The country that devolved into an ongoing civil war following the “Arab Spring” is Syria, which is located just south of Turkey on the Mediterranean Sea. CONCEPT America and the World in the 21st Century 3 Why did the Ronald Reagan administration’s Strategic Defense Initiative draw public criticism?
It was believed to violate international treaties and it was extremely expensive. The chances for a Soviet nuclear attack were extremely remote. It used nuclear power and NATO nations felt threatened. The defense system had not been proven to be impenetrable. RATIONALE President Reagan escalated the Cold War through a resurgence of weapons development and military spending, exemplified by the Strategic Defense Initiative (or “Star Wars”). The Strategic Defense Initiative attempted to develop a space-based defensive shield to protect the United States from a Soviet missile strike. It was criticized for possibly violating existing treaties and for its expense, which was estimated to be as much as $7.5 billion. CONCEPT The End of the Cold War 4 Choose the true statement about the American economy in the early 2000s. The decade ended with unemployment at a historically low level. The George W. Bush administration cut tax rates for the wealthy, further widening the gap between rich and poor. The federal government produced a balanced budget most years. Private employers raised wages for average workers to compete with companies that sent jobs overseas. CONCEPT The American Economy in the 21st Century 5 Which statement regarding the "New World Order" after the Cold War ended is true? The "New World Order” was an idealistic vision of cooperation among nations to deter war and protect human rights.
The "New World Order" was a continuation of Cold War foreign policy in that it sought to eradicate communism. The "New World Order" led the United States to reassert an isolationist foreign policy. The "New World Order" prioritized unilateral action over international coalitions. CONCEPT A New World Order 6 The AIDS crisis of the 1980s and government inaction in response to it caused organizations like ACT UP to grow.

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