U.S. History Final Study Guide
Welcome students to the multiple-week discussion board. For this post, I am giving you more than a week to answer these questions. These questions are here to guide you and help you focus your studying to areas where you will need to have a good grasp of the content. If you are able to answer these questions and have a good grasp of the material from it, you will do well on your final.
What were the main causes of the Great Depression?
What were some effects of the Great Depression?
What are Hoovervilles?
What were Roosevelts ideas and plans that were used to help fix the Great Depression?
What does the Dust Bowl refer to?
What is the New Deal?
World War II
What was the United States policy of appeasement prior to entering the war?
How did Briant and France get drawn into a war with Germany?
What were President Roosevelt's feelings towards the conflict in Europe?
Why is the Battle of the Bulge significant?
How did the U.S. government deal with wartime inflation?
What was President Truman's main goal when using the atomic bomb?
Post World War II
What is the Truman Doctrine?
What is the Marshall Plan?
What is the Iron Curtain?
What is the Warsaw Pact?
How did the Korean War end?
What is the significance of West Germany in comparison to East Germany?
Why did car ownership in the 1950s increase? What was the significance?
What contributed to the end of the Cuban missile crisis?
What prompted the Soviet Union to place missiles in Cuba?
The U.S. through the Decades
What groups were affected by the Great Society programs?
What is the Immigration Act of 1965?
Which court case affirmed the legality of racial segregation and prompted the creation of Jim Crow laws?
What was the significance of Brown v. Board of Educaiton?
What was the United States' main goal in Vietnam?
Why did Congress pass the War Powers Act?
What does the Domino Theory refer to?
What was Ceaser Chavez known for?
What was the 1961 Declaration of Indian Purpose trying to accomplish when it came to the rights of Native Americans?
What policy was President Nixon trying to adopt when it came to reducing the size and power of the federal government?
What U.S. program was established to set and enforce pollution standards?
What action did Nixon take that provided temporary relief from stagflation in 1971?
What is the Philosophy of realpolitik?
In the 1980s, conservatives believed that the U.S. government was in excess of what political thought?
During Reagan's presidency, what federal spending increased the most?
What are some results of how the U.S. economy interacted with the global economy?
What has Urban flight led to?
The aging of America's population will strain the government's ability to what?