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CLEP U.S. History II

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1. Southerners who supported Reconstruction programs

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

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

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

6. Nonverbal communication of a political idea

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

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

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

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

11. Process by which persons acquire citizenship

12. 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

13. 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

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

15. Laws designed to promote racial segregation

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

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

18. The first ten amendments to the constitution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27. The republican party

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. 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)

36. Politics that emphasizes cooperation between the major parties

37. 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

38. 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

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

40. Political opposition drawn along party lines

41. The act of reducing or eliminating economic controls

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

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

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

45. A corporation that has many businesses in unrelated fields

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

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

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

49. 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

50. 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