Chapter 29A

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All of the following are true of Harry Truman EXCEPT that he:

Had an Ivy League education

One of Truman’s greatest strengths as he assumed the presidency was his:

Decisive character

On the domestic front, President Truman soon made clear his intention to:

Enlarge the New Deal

The GI bill did all of the following EXCEPT:

Pay veterans large bonuses to remain in the military

A major economic problem president truman faced immediately after the war was:

High rates of inflation

When confronted with strikes in the coal and railroad industries in 1946, President Truman’s response was to:

Temporarily seize those industries

All of the following were established by the National Security Act of 1947 EXCEPT:

The department of homeland security

The Yalta pledges of democratic elections in Eastern Europe:

Proved to be meaningless

All of the following were original NATO members EXCEPT:


The secretary of state who devised the plan of massive economic recovery aid to europe was:

George Marshall

Truman’s response to the Soviet blockade of West Berlin in 1948 was to:

Launch massive airlift of supplies into West Berlin

In regard to Israel’s founding in 1948, the United States:

Became the first country to recognize the Jewish state

One major reason that World War 2 inspired postwar changes in race relations was the:

Racist nature of the enemies of the United States

In 1948, President Truman desegregated:

The military

The United States experienced a shock in 1949 when Communists took over:


During the 1948 presidential campaign, Truman endorsed all of the following EXCEPT:

Abolishing Social Security

In the 1948 campaign, the Dixiecrats did all of the following EXCEPT:

Influence Truman to slow down on civil rights

The 1948 election is probably best remembered for:

Truman’s upset victory

The second-place finisher in the 1948 election was:

Thomas Dewey

By and large, Truman’s Fair Deal proposals:

Were thwarted by conservative coalition in congress

The soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb in 1949 inspired Truman to:

Order the development of a hydrogen bomb.

With the end of WW2, Korea:

Became divided into Northern and Southern halves.

When North Korea attacked South Korea, Truman concluded:

That Stalin and the soviets were behind it.

UN forces reaching Yalu river brought about:

A massive chinese intervention

Truman Fired MacArthur:

For insubordination

In 1947, President Truman took actions to banish communists from:

The federal government

The person who benefited most from the outcome of Hiss-Chambers case was:

Richard Nixon

Senator McCarthy was very effective in:

Exploiting public fears.

President Truman vetoed the McCarran Internal Security Act:

Because he felt in promoted thought control

In the Truman years, the United States abandoned a longtime tradition with its involvement in:

Peacetime alliances

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