GED Social Studies : Presidents of the Cold War

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GED Social Studies

varsity tutors app store varsity tutors android store

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Presidents Of The Cold War

The Fair Deal program of domestic reforms is associated with which United States President?

Possible Answers:

John F. Kennedy

Lyndon B. Johnson

Harry Truman

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Richard Nixon

Correct answer:

Harry Truman

Explanation:

The Fair Deal was a series of domestic reforms encouraged by President Harry Truman. It represents a sort of extension of the New Deal program of his predecessor Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Fair Deal was concerned with establishing a higher minimum wage and ending unemployment.

Example Question #2 : Presidents Of The Cold War

The normalization of relations between the United States and China occurred during the Presidency of __________

Possible Answers:

Bill Clinton.

Jimmy Carter.

John F. Kennedy.

George W. Bush.

Richard Nixon.

Correct answer:

Richard Nixon.

Explanation:

During the early years of the Cold War, the United States and China had almost no diplomatic contact and certainly no trade agreements. China was firmly sided with the Soviet Union against the United States; however, in 1972 President Richard Nixon made a formal visit to China in an attempt to reopen trade between the two nations and normalize relations. The visit is considered the greatest foreign policy success of the Nixon administration.

Example Question #3 : Presidents Of The Cold War

Which of these major conflicts in American history occurred most recently?

Possible Answers:

The Korean War

The Spanish-American War

The Civil War

World War Two

The Vietnam War

Correct answer:

The Vietnam War

Explanation:

The answer which occurred the most recently is the Vietnam War. The Civil War was fought from 1861 until 1865; the Spanish-American War was fought in 1898; World War Two was fought from 1939 until 1945; The Korean War was fought from 1950 until 1953; the Vietnam War was fought from 1965 until 1976. The Vietnam War began during the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson and did not end until after Nixon had been forced out of office by the Watergate scandal.

Example Question #4 : Presidents Of The Cold War

The Domino Theory was first proposed by which American President?

Possible Answers:

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Richard Nixon

John F. Kennedy

Dwight Eisenhower

Harry Truman

Correct answer:

Dwight Eisenhower

Explanation:

The Domino Theory was an important part of American foreign policy throughout much of the Cold War. It states that, if one country falls under the influence of communism, the neighboring countries are likely to follow suit. The theory was first suggested by President Eisenhower to try and encourage support for the French forces in Vietnam.

Learning Tools by Varsity Tutors

Incompatible Browser

Please upgrade or download one of the following browsers to use Instant Tutoring: