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Homework Help: US history questions

Posted by anthony on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 2:04pm.


US-Soviet relations during the early years of Reagan Administration:
A. improved because NATO decided not to deploy cruise missiles in Europe.
B. changed little despite the positive messages sent from the new Soviet leader Andropov.
C. worsened because the Soviets decided to back our of nuclear missile talks for no reason.
D. worsened over the US deployment of cruise missiles in Europe and the Soviet shooting down of a civilian aircraft.
I chose answer D but I'm not sure.

2. After years of doing little to deal with government income and spending, in the early part of Reagan's second term:
A. Congress increased the level of deficit it would accept again.
B. Congress passed a law to limit the budget deficit and tax reform.
C. massive tax cuts were enacted that were expected to increase the deficit again.
D. Congress passed a Constitutional amendment that required a balanced budget.
I chose answer B but I'm not sure.

3. Free elections in Poland:
A. were not very significant
B. demonstrated clearly that the Cold War was ending.
C. showed that Solidarity was not really all that influential and that people would not turn their back on Communist government.
D. were rigged as demonstrated by the fact that the Communist Jaruzelski was elected president.
I'm not sure about this question, I think it's C.

4. In a turn of events that would have been unthinkable only a few years before the:
A. Soviet Union agreed that the US led coalition should be allowed to free Kuwait from Iraq after an unprovoked attack.
B. US and Soviet Union signed a piece treaty ending the Cold War once and for all.
C. Soviet Union decided to give up its veto power in the Security Council of the United Nations.
I chose D but I'm not sure.

5. The Election of 1992:
A. showed that one issue such as dealing with the disease AIDS could make the difference in a presidential race.
B. showed that a president who led the nation through war was unbeatable.
C. was a three way race where in the weeks before the election, it appeared any of the three could win.
D. demonstrated that despite leading the nation through a popular war, the president was vulnerable if the voters were concerned about the economy.
I chose answer C but I'm not sure.

6. The Clinton Administration:
A. focused about exclusively on domestic policy.
B. invented the internet.
C. was often distracted by foreign policy crises, despite their attempts to avoid them.
D. had no success to speak of after eight years.
I chose A but I'm not sure.

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