AP US Government : Relationship with Interest Groups and Parties

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Example Questions

Example Question #39 : Public Policy

The term "Military-Industrial Complex" was coined by which president during his farewell address?

Possible Answers:

John F. Kennedy

Dwight D. Eisenhower

George Washington

Richard Nixon

Jimmy Carter

Correct answer:

Dwight D. Eisenhower


Dwight D. Eisenhower warned against the dangers of the military-industrial complex in his farewell speech given on January 17, 1961. Eisenhower's critique of the military-industrial is considered particularly resonant, and informed, since he was, prior to his political career, a five-star general and the supreme commander of the Allied forces during the invasion of Nazi Europe.

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