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1970 AND BEYOND

  Richard Nixon’s election in 1968 was the result of more than the unpopularity of Lyndon Johnson and the war. It was the result, too, of a strong popular reaction against what many Americans considered a frontal assault on the foundations of their culture. What was the New Left? Explain how the new left and counterculture were related? What type of music began to spread during this time period?  What happened at Kent State and how did this event define the era?  How did Gerald Ford become President?  What was the relatinship between Carter and Iran?  Why was Regan important to the time period?

TERMS TO CONSIDER

Watergate

Counterculture

Hippie

Indian Civil Rights Movement

ROTC

Richard Nixon

Escalation

Jimmy Carter

Regan Revolution

Reganomics

The Gulf War

Globalization

Silent Spring

Henry Kissinger

Gerald Ford

Oil Embargo

 

AP EXAM QUESTIONS
2002 FORM B, PART C
Question 5
Analyze the ways in which TWO of the following shaped American politics after the Second World War.
Anticommunism in the 1940's and 1950's
The women's liberation movement in the 1960's
the "silent majority' in the 1970's
2003 FORM B, PART C
Question 5
describe and account for changes in the American Presidency between 1960 and 1975, as symbolized by Kennedy's "Camelot," Johnson's Great Society, and Nixon's Watergate.  In your answer, address the powers of the Presidency and the role of the media.
2004 FORM A, PART C
Question 5
Analyze the successes and failures of the United States Cold War policy of containment as it developed in TWO of the following regions of the world during the period 1945 to 1975.
East and Southeast Asia
Europe
Latin America
Middle East
2005 FORM A, PART C
Question 4
Describe the patterns of immigration in TWO of the periods listed below.  Compare and contrast the responses of the Americans to immigrants in these periods.
1820 to 1860
1880 to 1924
1965 to 2000
2005 FORM A, PART C
Question 5
analyze the extent to which TWO of the following transformed American society in the 1960's and 1970's.
The Civil Rights movement
The antiwar movement
The women's movement
2007 FORM A, PART C
Question5
"Landslide presidential victories do not ensure continued political effectiveness or legislative success."   assess the validity of this statement by comparing TWO of the following Presidential administrations.
Franklin Roosevelt (1936)
Lyndon Johnson (1964)
Richard Nixon (1972)
Ronald Reagan (1984)

 
 
 
 
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