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Spring Final Exam Review

Your final exam will include:

  • multiple choice questions
  • short answer questions

BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO THE FINAL EXAM OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE BOOK

To prepare for the exam please review the following:

1) These terms and concepts are all possible multiple-choice questions:

World War II
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Kamikaze
Iwo Jima
Island hopping
Normandy
Dwight D. Eisenhower
D-Day
VE Day
VJ Day
Battle of the Bulge
rationing
Rosie the Riveter
Japanese-American Internment
Enola Gay
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Atomic bomb
Manhattan Project
Yalta Conference
Harry Truman
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

1950’s
HUAC
Hollywood Ten
Blacklist
Senator Joseph McCarthy
McCarthyism – effects
Baby boom
Levittown
Consumerism
Cover music
rock n' roll (including reviewed musicians)

Harry Truman

Cold War
Korean Way
containment
brinkmanship
U-2 spy plane
Francis Gary Powers
Satellite reconnaissance
Marshall Plan
Berlin Airlift
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Warsaw Pact
Cuban Missile Crisis
John F. Kennedy

Civil Rights Movement
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Rosa Parks
Sit-ins
Brown v. Board of Education
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Dr. Martin Luther King
Freedom Rider
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Emmet Till

Vietnam War
Ho Chi Minh
Vietminh
Domino theory
Tonkin Gulf Resolution
Vietcong
Ho Chi Minh Trail
Robert McNamara
Dean Rusk
William Westmoreland
Agent Orange
Credibility gap
Tet Offensive
Eugene McCarthy
George Wallace
Henry Kissinger
Vietnamization
Agent Orange
Napalm
tunnel networks
winning hearts and minds
jungle warfare
anti-war movement


2) Two of these essay questions will appear on the final exam:

>Consider the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement. Which event had the greater influence on America and why? Include the long-term effects in your discussion.

>Compare and contrast the role that the U.S. played in the World War II and Vietnam. Be sure to include the circumstances under which America entered each war, how the war was perceived on the home front and the motivation of military involvement.

>How has your concept of America changed over the course of this class? Refer to specific events when describing how your impressions or opinions may have changed.

>Compare and contrast the presidencies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry Truman. Consider and discuss the challenges that they faced as well as the decisions that each president made.

You may bring in ONE three by five inch index card and fill each side with your smallest letters possible. This card can be used only during the essay portion of the exam.