AP US History Practice Test 10

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Question 9 questions

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Questions 1-6 refer to the following information.

"We found that not only was it a civil war, an effort by a people who had for years been seeking their liberation from any colonial influence whatsoever, but also we found that the Vietnamese whom we had enthusiastically molded after our own image were hard put to take up the fight against the threat we were supposedly saving them from.

"We found most people didn't even know the difference between communism and democracy. They only wanted to work in rice paddies without helicopters strafing them and bombs with napalm burning their villages and tearing their country apart. They wanted everything to do with the war, particularly with this foreign presence of the United States of America, to leave them alone in peace, and they practiced the art of survival by siding with whichever military force was present at a particular time, be it Viet Cong, North Vietnamese or American."

John Kerry, 1971

1. The conflict described above is most likely a result of which of the following doctrines?

2. The most important factor in the defeat of Democratic presidential candidates in the elections of 1952 and 1968 was

3. The two political issues that most concerned the Counterculture Movement of the 1960s were

4. Which of the following pairs of words best characterizes the differences between the approaches of Presidents Lyndon Johnson (1963–1969) and Richard Nixon (1969–1974) to the Vietnam conflict?

5. Which of the following best characterizes the policy of détente?

6. From the quote above, it is reasonable to infer that

Questions 7-9 refer to the following information.

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing…the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack….The attack yesterday…has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas….As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense."

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio address, December 8, 1941

7. The above statements were most likely made after which major event?

8. Which of the following was the most immediate consequence of the events described in the excerpt above?

9. Which of the following statements best characterizes the economic consequences of the declaration of war described above?