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1. Which of these would have occured as a result of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty?
A) A homeless person is provided space in a shelter.
B) A preschool age child receives a federally funded education.
C) A high school student receiving a federally funded college education.
D) An impoverished individual receives a direct payment from the government.
2.

·All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, and privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.

·All persons shall be entitled to be free, at any establishment or place, from discrimination or segregation of any kind on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin, if such discrimination or segregation is or purports to be required by any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, rule, or order of a State or any agency or political subdivision thereof.

·It is unlawful to deny the right of any individual to vote in any Federal election because of an error or omission on any record or paper relating to any application, registration, or other act requisite to voting, if such error or omission is not material in determining whether such individual is qualified under State law to vote in such election.

--The Civil Rights Act of 1964



What is the BEST conclusion that can be drawn from this excerpt from the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
A) The federal government secured passage of this legislation because all of the states supported it.
B) The federal government intended to put an end to segregation and discrimination in the United States.
C) The southern states were successful in blocking the federal government from desegregating public facilities.
D) The southern states were able to reach a compromise with northern Republicans in order to secure passage of the Act.
3.

· War on Poverty
· Medicaid
· Medicare
· National Endowment for the Humanities

All of these terms were part of the “Great Society” programs during the administration of
A) Harry Truman.
B) John F. Kennedy.
C) Lyndon B. Johnson.
D) Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
4.

"The third great goal is to continue the effort so dramatically begun last year: to restore and enhance our natural environment... I will propose a strong new set of initiatives to clean up our air and water, to combat noise, and to preserve and restore our surroundings. I will propose programs to make better use of our land, to encourage a balanced national growth... that will revitalize our rural heartland and enhance the quality of life in America. And not only to meet today's needs but to anticipate those of tomorrow, I will put forward the most extensive program ever proposed by a President of the United States to expand the Nation's parks, recreation areas, open spaces, in a way that truly brings parks to the people where the people are. For only if we leave a legacy of parks will the next generation have parks to enjoy."
-from Richard Nixon's 'State of the Union" Address, January 22, 1971

Richard Nixon's words here had the GREATEST effect on
A) the establishment of the National Park System.
B) the creation of the Department of the Interior.
C) the implementation of laws banning nuclear power plants.
D) the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
5. This famous law prohibits discrimination by employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, and is part of the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson's presidency.
A) Twenty-fourth Amendment
B) Civil Rights Act of 1964
C) Voting Rights Act of 1965
D) Brown v. Board of Education
6. Which of these would have occurred as a result of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty?
A) A homeless person is provided space in a shelter.
B) A preschool age child receives a federally funded education.
C) A high school student receiving a federally funded college education.
D) An impoverished individual receives a direct payment from the government.
7.

·All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, and privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.

·All persons shall be entitled to be free, at any establishment or place, from discrimination or segregation of any kind on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin, if such discrimination or segregation is or purports to be required by any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, rule, or order of a State or any agency or political subdivision thereof.

·It is unlawful to deny the right of any individual to vote in any Federal election because of an error or omission on any record or paper relating to any application, registration, or other act requisite to voting, if such error or omission is not material in determining whether such individual is qualified under State law to vote in such election.

--The Civil Rights Act of 1964



What is the BEST conclusion that can be drawn from this excerpt from the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
A) The federal government secured passage of this legislation because all of the states supported it.
B) The federal government intended to put an end to segregation and discrimination in the United States.
C) The southern states were successful in blocking the federal government from desegregating public facilities.
D) The southern states were able to reach a compromise with northern Republicans in order to secure passage of the Act.
BT5

8.


· War on Poverty
· Medicaid
· Medicare
· National Endowment for the Humanities

All of these terms were part of the “Great Society” programs during the administration of
A) Harry Truman.
B) John F. Kennedy.
C) Lyndon B. Johnson.
D) Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
BT4

9.


"The third great goal is to continue the effort so dramatically begun last year: to restore and enhance our natural environment... I will propose a strong new set of initiatives to clean up our air and water, to combat noise, and to preserve and restore our surroundings. I will propose programs to make better use of our land, to encourage a balanced national growth... that will revitalize our rural heartland and enhance the quality of life in America. And not only to meet today's needs but to anticipate those of tomorrow, I will put forward the most extensive program ever proposed by a President of the United States to expand the Nation's parks, recreation areas, open spaces, in a way that truly brings parks to the people where the people are. For only if we leave a legacy of parks will the next generation have parks to enjoy."
-from Richard Nixon's 'State of the Union" Address, January 22, 1971

Richard Nixon's words here had the GREATEST effect on
A) the establishment of the National Park System.
B) the creation of the Department of the Interior.
C) the implementation of laws banning nuclear power plants.
D) the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
BT4

10. This famous law prohibits discrimination by employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, and is part of the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson's presidency.


A) Twenty-fourth Amendment
B) Civil Rights Act of 1964
C) Voting Rights Act of 1965
D) Brown v. Board of Education
BT4

11. President Lyndon B. Johnson would have most likely described his domestic plan for the nation in which of the following ways?

A. As a “Great Society” meant to end poverty

B. as a “New Frontier” in which the US will lead the world

C. as “Supply-side Economics” in which tax cuts on corporations will benefit the average citizen

D. as “New Federalism” in which the federal government will take a step back from the New Deal


12. Which of the following was NOT one of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs?

  1. The G.I. Bill

  2. Project Head Start

  3. Medicaid

  4. Housing and Urban Development Act



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