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CLEP U.S. History II

Subjects : clep, history
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. The act of making concessions to a political party of military rival






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






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






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






5. Process by which persons acquire citizenship






6. Political movement calling for rejuvenation of free enterprise capitalism and the destruction of illegal monopolies; also called for civil service reform and honest and efficient government






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






8. 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






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






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






11. Southern Democrats who opposed Truman because of his support of civil rights; nominated Strom Thurmond for president in 1948 campaign






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






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






14. Southerners who supported Reconstruction programs






15. The modification of the constitution or a law






16. International organization to promote peaceful resolution of international conflicts; called on all members to protect the territorial integrity and political independence of all nations; replaced by United Nations






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






18. A belief that one's ethnic group is superior






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






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






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






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






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






24. Laws designed to promote racial segregation






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






26. 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






27. 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






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






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






30. Investigative journalists and authors who exposed corruption in business and government






31. 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)






32. 1966 case in which the supreme court decided that all persons who are detained or arrested must be informed of their rights






33. 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






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






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






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






37. Political opposition drawn along party lines






38. The power of a government to seize private property for public use - usually with compensation to the owner






39. 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






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






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






42. A closed meeting of Democratic Party leaders to agree on a legislative program






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






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






45. The illegal entry and phone monitoring in 1972 of Democratic headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington by members of the Republican Party






46. The first ten amendments to the constitution






47. The act of reducing or eliminating economic controls






48. A corporation that has many businesses in unrelated fields






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






50. The republican party