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Unit 8 Pre-Assessment: 1970-Present Day

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    cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; background-color: #ffffff;">In situations where the President is suspected of wrongdoing, such as the Watergate scandal, the official role of the House of Representatives is to</span></p>investigate and bring charges against the Presidentconduct the impeachment trialprovide attorneys to defend the Presidentdetermine the punishment if the President is convicted1100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; background-color: #ffffff;">The main significance of the Watergate affair was that it</span></p>led to the impeachment and conviction of President Richard Nixonshowed that the laws of the United States are superior to the actions of a Presidentwas the first time a President had disagreed with Congressproved that Presidential powers are unlimited6100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; background-color: #ffffff;">"President Nixon Plans Trip to China To Meet with Chairman Mao"</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; background-color: #ffffff;">"President Carter Signs New Panama Canal Treaty"</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; background-color: #ffffff;">"President Clinton Concludes Trade Agreement with Japan"</span><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; background-color: #ffffff;">Each headline illustrates an action of a President fulfilling his role as</span></p>head of his political partyCommander in Chiefchief diplomatchief legislator11100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; background-color: #ffffff;">What was a lasting effect of the Watergate scandal under President Richard Nixon?</span></p>The system of checks and balances was weakened.The scope of executive privilege was broadened.Trust in elected officials was undermined.Presidential responsiveness to public opinion was lessened.15100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<table style="font-family: Times; border-collapse: collapse; width: 37%;" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="100%"> <p><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: NewCaledonia;">“I think it will be a safer world and a better world if we have a strong, healthy United States, Europe, Soviet Union, China, Japan, each balancing the other, not playing one against the other, an even balance.”</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: NewCaledonia;">— Richard Nixon, 1972</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"></p> <p style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: NewCaledonia;">President Nixon put this idea into practice by</span></p>expanding economic relations with communist nationsabandoning his policy of détentedeclaring an end to the Korean Warending collective security agreements17100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; background-color: #ffffff;">The war in Vietnam led Congress to pass the War Powers Act of 1973 in order to</span></p>affirm United States support for the United Nationsstrengthen the policy of détenteincrease United States participation in international peacekeeping operationsassert the role of Congress in the commitment of troops overseas24100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">President Gerald Ford's popularity with the American public fell dramatically as a result of his</span></p>pardon of Richard Nixon.handling of the "Mayaguez" incident.vetoes of large numbers of congressional enactments.appointment of Nelson Rockefeller as vice president.policies on the economic problems.25100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Ford's foreign policy included support for four of the following. Which is the exception?</span></p>the SALT II agreementthe Helsinki agreement on European boundariesthe continued rapprochement with China after the death of Mao Zedongthe abandonment of U.S. mediation efforts in the Middle Easta new accord between Israel and Egypt33100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">The Camp David summit, hosted by President Carter, was a meeting between the leaders of Israel and</span></p>Egypt.Libya.Lebanon.the Palestine Liberation Organization.Syria.35100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">President Reagan</span></p>retained little control of most of the day-to-day operations of the federal government.struggled to convey his message to the American people.used a highly nationalist rhetoric to gain support for his proposals.was one of the youngest men ever to serve as president.struggled to free the hostages in Iran.40100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">The "supply-side" economic theory that President Reagan sought to implement early in his administration called for</span></p>increasing government spending to stimulate consumption.maintaining high interest rates to control inflation.cutting taxes to encourage new investment.raising taxes to stimulate the economy.47100