Quiz Me! - People: Cold War Test your knowledge about people in the Cold War era. 1 / 10 “Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country” was said by which famous American? Franklin D. Roosevelt Teddy Roosevelt Ronald Regan John F. Kennedy 2 / 10 Harry Truman was first elected Vice President in 1944 and became the 33rd President of the United States when Franklin D. Roosevelt died the next year. President Harry Truman did all of the following except: Made it his policy to ignore the spreading threat of communism Use atomic weapon in an attempt to end the war with Japan Removed General Douglas MacArthur from his command in Korea Desegregated the U.S. armed forces 3 / 10 Where did General Douglas MacArthur deliver his “Duty, Honor, Country” speech? West Point Academy The United States House of Representatives The United States Senate The Philippines’ Legislature 4 / 10 JFK’s Inaugural Address was heavily influenced by what political situation? The domestic economic challenge The Civil Rights Movement The Environmental Movement The Cold War 5 / 10 The Venona Papers were declassified in 1995. These documents Supported some accusations made by Joseph McCarthy Made public the true nature of the Cuban Missile Crisis Vindicated Richard Nixon form the Watergate scandal Exposed the plot that led to the assassination of John F. Kennedy 6 / 10 John F. Kennedy was the youngest and first Catholic to be elected President of the United States. Another first was his participation in the first-ever televised presidential debate. With whom did he debate? Gerald Ford Lyndon B. Johnson Barry Goldwater Richard Nixon 7 / 10 Which of the following are the results of the interstate highway system? Travel safety All of the above Suburban growth Economic growth 8 / 10 What was the primary purpose of the Marshall Plan? Provide economic assistance for European and Asian nations decimated by WWII and threatened by post-war conflicts w/the Soviet Union. Establish economic cooperation between the U. S. and Eastern Europe. Provide economic assistance to developing nations following WWII. Provide economic assistance to Canada and Mexico following WWII. 9 / 10 What was the purpose of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. To allow the President the authority to take whatever military measures are necessary to address military threats, without requiring a Declaration of War. To limit U. S. involvement in the Vietnam War. To restrict the military actions of the President in the absence of a Declaration of War. To require the U. S. to withdraw from the Vietnam War. 10 / 10 What was the major legacy of the Marshall Plan? George Marshall would become a major political figure. It would negatively affect the U. S. economy system It would exacerbate tensions between Europe and the Soviet Union. The U.S. would become the leader of the free world. Your score is Try another 10!