Question 15 0 out of 1 points All of the following statements are true of the Fair Deal EXCEPT: Selected Answer: b. the Fair Deal included a provision to expand public housing. Answers: a. Congress passed Truman’s Fair Deal to raise the standard of living for Americans. b. the Fair Deal included a provision to expand public housing. c. the Fair Deal included a provision to create a national health insurance program. d. the Fair Deal included a provision to increase the minimum wage. e. the Fair Deal included a provision to expand Social Security coverage. Question 16 0 out of 1 points After World War II, the only nation that could rival the United States was: Selected Answer: d. France. Answers: a. Great Britain. b. Germany. c. the Soviet Union. d.
France. e. Japan. Question 17 1 out of 1 points What obstacle did Harry Truman face when he assumed the presidency following the death of Franklin Roosevelt in April 1945? Selected Answer: e. Harry Truman had absolutely no experience in foreign policy, the most important qualification at this point in American history. Answers: a. Roosevelt’s popularity made it difficult for Truman to win the respect of Congress and the people. b. At this time in the war, Americans were looking for a president with a military background, something Truman could not offer. c. Truman had been such an aggressive power player in Congress that he was likely to face stiff opposition there. d. Roosevelt had become so unpopular with the American people that his vice president was likely to have to pay for the sins of his predecessor. e. Harry Truman had absolutely no experience in foreign policy, the most important qualification at this point in American history. Question 18 0 out of 1 points Why did the United States back away from pressuring its European allies to grant self-government to colonies in Asia and Africa? Selected Answer: d. Since the United States was expanding its own empire, it was losing the moral high ground against European colonial powers. Answers: a. American diplomats valued nations like France more highly for their alliance in the European Cold War. b. The United States depended on European nations to wage
war against communists in the developing world. c. American strategists reasoned that national independence in Asia and Africa was likely to benefit the Soviet Union more than the United States. d. Since the United States was expanding its own empire, it was losing the moral high ground against European colonial powers. e. Southern Democrats in Congress did not want to inspire civil rights campaigns at home by supporting national independence in Asia or Africa. Question 19 0 out of 1 points The Taft-Hartley Act: Selected Answer: b. legalized sympathy strikes. Answers: a.
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