Exam Time/Date:  By Thursday July 29 at 11:00 PM



This study guide is now FINALIZED


Good luck on the exam!




A note about the exam:  there is no time limit for the exam.  You may take as much time as you want, but I would encourage you to "save" periodically as you take the test.   It also must be COMPLETED by 11:00 PM on the date it's due or it will not be available. 

Instructions for taking Exam #4:

  • The exam is divided into two parts, both of which are to be completed on Moodle.  The Multiple Choice section of the exam will consist of 20 questions from the text & power point lectures.  The multiple choice can be accessed by choosing Multiple Choice Segment of Exam #4.
  • The second section of the exam is essay.  You may choose any two questions below and answer them.  The answers must be sent to me as an e-mail attachment.  I MUST receive the e-mail by 11:00 PM on the date on which it is due.  As soon as I receive your e-mail with the essays, I will reply and let you know I've received it.  If you haven't received an e-mail reply, that probably means I didn't receive the message.  Please don't wait until the last minute to take the exam; try to leave yourself time in case of some sort of a problem. 


LecturePoint Lectures Which Are Part Of This Exam

  • Lecture13-1960s Politics & Civil Rights II
  • Lecture14-Vietnam (1950-1975)
  • Lecture15-Nixon, Watergate & Carter (1969-1981)
  • Lecture16-From Reagan & To a New Century (1981-2005)


1960s Politics & Civil Rights II


  • JFK (1961-63)
    • Election & Style
    • Domestic Policy
      • New Frontier
    • Foreign Policy--Cuba
      • Fidel Castro
      • Bay of Pigs
      • Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Assassination
  • LBJ (1963-69)
    • Style
    • Domestic Policy
      • Civil Rights Act
      • Voting Rights Act
      • Great Society
  • Civil Rights Phase II:  1963-
    • Black Power
      • Malcolm X
    • Hispanics
      • Cesar Chavez
    • Native Americans
      • AIM
    • Women
      • NOW & ERA


·        Why Vietnam?

    • Containment
  • Beginnings (1950-1963)
    • Truman
      • Nation-Building
      • Eisenhower/JFK
        • Domino Theory
  • Escalation (1964-68)
    • LBJ
    • Tonkin Incident & Resolution
    • Increase
    • Tet Offensive
    • Opposition
      • “Counterculture”
  • Out (1969-1973)
    • Nixon
      • Vietnamization
  • Legacy



Nixon, Watergate & Carter

From Reagan To A New Century


  • Nixon
    • Domestic Policy
      • Silent Spring
      • Family Assistance Plan
    • Foreign Policy
      • Henry Kissinger
      • Détente
        • China & USSR
        • SALT
    • Watergate
      • Background
        • CREEP
        • "Dirty Tricks"
      • Break-in/Cover-up
      • Legacy
  • Carter (1977-1981)
    • Peace Deal
      • Camp David Accords
    • Troubles
      • Misery Index
      • Hostage Crisis


·        Reagan (1981-1989)

    • Vision
      • “Reaganomics”
      • INF Treaty
    • Scandal
      • Iran-Contra
  • Recent Years (1989-2005)
    • H.W. Bush (1989-1993)
      • Cold War
      • Operation Desert Storm
    • Clinton (1993-2001)
      • Successes
      • Lewinski Scandal
    • W. Bush (2001-2005)
      • 2000 Election
      • 9/11


Section 2:  Textbook

  • The terms below were not covered in lecture, but they are covered in the text and may appear on the exam.

·         Nikita Krushchev

·         Barry Goldwater

·         Baker vs. Carr

·         Miranda vs. Arizona

·         Betty Friedan

·         Kent State & Jackson State

·         Eugene McCarthy

·         James Earl Ray

·         OPEC

·         Exxon Valdez

·         Newt Gingrich

·         Slobodon Milosevic

·         Boris Yeltsin

·         Oslo Accords

·         USA-Patriot Act


You may choose any two of the questions below to answer for the exam:

  1. Describe and evaluate the “style” and domestic policies of John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson in the 1960s.  How successful were they with the implementation of their ideas?  Overall, do you believe their liberal reform programs have had a positive or negative impact on the country?  Explain.
  2. Write an essay that describes and evaluates American participation in the Vietnam War during the Johnson and Nixon Administrations.  Why did the United States become involved in the war in Vietnam in the first place?  What events took place during the war while these two Presidents were in office?  What policies did Johnson & Nixon develop to fight the war?  Do you agree with Johnson’s & Nixon’s policies in Vietnam?  Why/why not?
  3. Describe and evaluate the successes and failures of Richard Nixon's Presidency (the essay should focus on his Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy and Watergate).  Overall, was the legacy of his Presidency positive or negative for the United States?  Explain.
  4. Write an essay which compares and contrasts the Reagan, Clinton, and both Bush Administrations.  What were the successes and failures of each?  Overall, which of these Administrations do you believe to be the most successful?  Explain.


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