US History & Government - June 2011

46 The policy of assimilating Native American Indians under the Dawes Act (1887) was reversed by 20th-century legislation that

(1) gave Native American Indians greater control over their own reservations
(2) helped relocate Native American Indians to large cities
(3) broke up Native American Indian tribes by giving each family its own land
(4) forced Native American Indian children to be educated away from their families

47 “Attorney General Palmer Deports 249 Foreigners” (1919)
“Nixon Accuses Alger Hiss of Espionage” (1948)
“Rosenbergs Executed for Treason” (1953)

Each of these headlines demonstrates that during the 20th century

(1) the rights of the accused were expanded
(2) membership rose dramatically in groups considered to be subversive
(3) censorship was a primary policy of the government
(4) fear of communist activities prompted government actions

48 Which issue was involved in both the firing of General Douglas MacArthur in 1951 and the passage of the War Powers Act of 1973?

(1) judicial limits on free speech
(2) media influence on budget policies
(3) the president’s authority as commander in chief
(4) expansion of the military-industrial complex

49 How is the presidential election of 2000 similar to the presidential elections of 1824 and 1876?

(1) The electoral vote count ended in a tie.
(2) The third-party candidate won several electoral votes.
(3) The winner of the popular vote did not become president.
(4) The United States Senate selected the winner.

50 A major way in which the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) are similar is that both laws

(1) were intended to lift Americans out of poverty
(2) failed to pass constitutional review by the Supreme Court
(3) gave a minority group the right to vote after years of protest
(4) provided equal protection to groups that had experienced discrimination

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