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CLEP U.S. History II

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1. 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

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

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

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

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

6. The process whereby a legislative proposal is vetoed upon by popular vote

7. The act of reducing or eliminating economic controls

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

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

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

11. 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

12. The act requires Congress to approve stationing American troops overseas fro more than 90 days (so that another Vietnam wouldn't happen)

13. Nonverbal communication of a political idea

14. The modification of the constitution or a law

15. 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)

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

17. Southerners who supported Reconstruction programs

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

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

20. 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

21. 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

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

23. Segregation that results from nongovernmental action; i.e. -administered by the pubic

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

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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

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

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

31. Political opposition drawn along party lines

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

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

34. A doctrine of Constitutional interpretation that says Supreme court Justices should base their interpretations of the Constitution in its authors' intent

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

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

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

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

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

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

41. A corporation that has many businesses in unrelated fields

42. Process by which persons acquire citizenship

43. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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