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CLEP U.S. History II

Subjects : clep, history
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The supreme court recognized that evidence seized without a search warrant cannot be used






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






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






4. 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






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






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






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






8. The republican party






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






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






11. 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






12. 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






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






14. Political opposition drawn along party lines






15. 1966 case in which the supreme court decided that all persons who are detained or arrested must be informed of their rights






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






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






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






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






20. Nonverbal communication of a political idea






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






22. 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






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






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






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






26. Laws designed to promote racial segregation






27. Legally established segregation






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






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






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






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






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






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






34. 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)






35. Politics that emphasizes cooperation between the major parties






36. The first ten amendments to the constitution






37. 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






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






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






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






41. The act of reducing or eliminating economic controls






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






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






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






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






46. 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






47. The modification of the constitution or a law






48. 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






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






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