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CLEP U.S. History II

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1. The supreme court declared the doctrine of 'separate but equal' constitutional

2. What pro-inflation forces called the demonetization of silver

3. Nonverbal communication of a political idea

4. Declared that trade with China should be open to all nations

5. Civil rights leader who fought for the rights of minorities by the use of peaceful civil disobedience

6. The supreme court upheld the right of a slave owner to reclaim his property after the slave had fled into a free state

7. A senator who gains the floor has the right to go in talking until the senator relinquishes the floor to another

8. Supreme court ruling that established the rule of 'separate but equal' as being constitutional

9. Political opposition drawn along party lines

10. An agreement not to distribute nuclear arms to countries that do not have them

11. Legally established segregation

12. President of the united Sates during the Depression and WWII; most noted for his enactment of New Deal programs such as the Social Security Act

13. Political scandal involving the selling of arms to Iran so that the profits from these sales could be used to fund the contras in Central America

14. Radical muslin leader who wanted a total separation of the races

15. Laws designed to promote racial segregation

16. A political coalition of agrarians with urban workers and the middle class; goals included monetization of silver - a graduated income tax - public ownership of railroads - telegraph - telephone systems - an eight hour work day - and a ban on private

17. Leaders of the three major allied powers ( Roosevelt - Churchill and Stalin)

18. Economic theory that says if government policies leave more money in the hands of people - they will invest it and stimulate the economy

19. The republican party

20. The only president of the United States to resign after being confronted with impeachment (because of his alleged actions in the Watergate scandal)

21. 1966 case in which the supreme court decided that all persons who are detained or arrested must be informed of their rights

22. A lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of persons with a similar legal claim against a party or individual

23. The act of making concessions to a political party of military rival

24. Christian conservatives - led by the Rev. jerry Falwell. who favored prayer and teaching of creationism in public schools - opposed abortion and pornography - and backed a strong national defense

25. The supreme court recognized that evidence seized without a search warrant cannot be used

26. Legislative act that removed racial barriers in all places vested with public interest

27. A corporation that has many businesses in unrelated fields

28. Federal money provided to a state of local government for a general purpose - such as reducing crime or improving education - with relatively few requirements on how the states can spend the money

29. Legislation championed by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the great depression that provided a safety net (Social Security) for all members of society

30. The right to engage in the electing of public office holders

31. The supreme court decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion

32. The modification of the constitution or a law

33. Using American military power to fortify the diplomatic policies of the United States

34. Parliamentary procedure for ending debate and calling for an immediate vote on a pending matter.

35. The Supreme court ruled that material vested with a public interest could not be withheld from evidence under the rule of executive privilege

36. Two-term president during the 1980's whose economic policies follower supply-side theory

37. The act of reducing or eliminating economic controls

38. President Truman's assertion that the United States must support free peoples who were resisting Communist domination

39. Im 1960 became youngest man elected president of the united states; established peace corps in 1961; issued challenge to NASA to land a man on the moon; assassinated in 1963

40. Those implemented by Franklin Delanor Roosevelt during the Great Depression to give relief to the unemployed.

41. Right wing guerillas who fought the leftist Sandinista government of Nicaragua

42. Programs designed to overcome past discriminatory actions such as providing employment opportunities to members of a group that were previously denied employment because of racial barriers

43. Politics that emphasizes cooperation between the major parties

44. October 29 - 1929 - the day the stock market fell about 40 points with 16.5 million shares traded

45. Informal agreements made by the executive with a foreign government

46. Case decided by the U.S supreme court in 1963 that established the right to legal representation for all defendants in criminal cases

47. The act of placing members of the same political party on the bench so that opinion of the court will be consistent with the political party's ( seen most dramatically with Franklin D. Roosevelt)

48. North Atlantic Treaty Organization; pledged that and attack against one was an attack against all

49. Southerners who supported Reconstruction programs

50. Redrawing of congressional districts in order to secure as many representative party voters as possible