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Semester II Final Exam (updated 5/28/04)

The Nixon Presidency


1.       Nixon and the oil crisis of 1973

2.       Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”

3.       Nixon’s Foreign policy accomplishments – détente, end of Vietnam, China

4.       SALT I Treaty

5.       Watergate Chronlogy – Plumbers, Break-in, Trial, Investigation, etc.

6.       Legacies of Watergate

7.       Silent Majority

8.       Nixon’s Vietnam Strategies


Vietnam War


1.  Know the roles of Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon in the escalation of the Vietnam Conflict

2.  Ho Chi Minh Trail and Operation Rolling Thunder

3.  Geneva Accords / Paris Peace Accords – what happened at each – differences between two

4.  Invasion of Cambodia

5.  Tet Offensive / American Embassy

6.  How the U.S. militarily attacked Vietnam – strategies and methods

7.  My Lai Massacre and its significance

8.  Ngo Dinh Diem / Buddhist policies

9.  Election of 1968 and the issue of the Vietnam War

10.  Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

11. When and how the Vietnam War ended

12.  U.S. and Ho Chi Minh during WWII

13.  U.S. role in the French Indochina War

14.  Draft during Vietnam - fairness

15.  North Vietnamese advantages in fighting the Vietnam War

16.  Problems faced by U.S. in fighting the Vietnam War

17.  Student Protest movement – growth and changes



Society in the 50s and 60s / Civil Rights


1.  Black Panthers

2.  Anti War protests – role of students

3.  Democratic National Convention – 1968 – what happened that was symbolic of divisions in America

4.  Birmingham

5.  Selma and the Voting Rights Act of 1965


Cold War


1.  Truman Doctrine

2.  Yalta Conference

3.  containment

4.  Sputnik vs. NASA (when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon) and National Defense Education Act

5.  NATO vs. Warsaw Pact

6.  McCarthyism and Truman’s Loyalty Program

7.  How the U.S. government tried to ease the fears of Americans about nuclear attacks

World War II


1.  Manhattan Project

2.  Why Truman used the a-bomb

3.  Rosie the Riveter

4.  “Double V” Campaign


Great Depression and the New Deal


1.  President Hoover and how he dealt with the Great Depression

2.  Causes of the Great Depression

3.  How the New Deal was supposed to solve the problems of the Great Depression

4.  Deficit spending

5.  Rise of critics and demagogues to the New Deal


Roaring 20's


1.  Significance of Charles Lindbergh

2.  Youth culture in the 20's

3.  National Origins Act

4.  Signs that there was conflict in the 1920s


World War One


1.  Espionage and Sedition Acts

2.  Treaty of Versailles




1.  Goals of the Progressive movement

2.  Muckrakers – who they were, what they did

3.  What Teddy Roosevelt did that could be considered Progressive




1.  Why we became an imperialistic power

2.  Filipino War




1.  Critics of American involvement in the Vietnam War suggest that the United States got involved in a war that couldn't be won.  Do you agree with this assessment?  Use FACTS to back up your judgment.

2.  Watergate has become Nixon’s legacy.  Is this fair?  Explain using facts from Nixon’s entire presidency.