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One of the central debates during the Clinton presidency was over the

One of the central debates during the Clinton presidency was over the role and scope of the federal government. What major policy initiatives during his first term illustrate this debate and what groups supported which initiative? Answer:   ANSWER An ideal answer will: 1. Identify Clinton as a self-described moderate who ended up being opposed […]

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Date: September 9th, 2020

How does Jackson’s interpretation of the “spoils system” compare to co

How does Jackson’s interpretation of the “spoils system” compare to contemporary interpretations of it? a. Unlike Jackson, today’s politicians refuse to use this practice. b. Unlike Jackson, today’s politicians are not permitted to use this practice. c. Like Jackson, today’s politicians use it sparingly and secretly. d. Unlike Jackson, modern presidents are not free to […]

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Date: September 9th, 2020

No Child Left Behind guaranteed federal funding of state schools for m

No Child Left Behind guaranteed federal funding of state schools for meeting all of the following criteria EXCEPT A) development of clear standards. B) maintaining a graduation rate of 75 percent. C) testing of all students from third to eighth grades. D) using test results to determine a closing of the “achievement gap.”   ANSWER […]

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Date: September 9th, 2020

How did African Americans challenge racial discrimination in the years

How did African Americans challenge racial discrimination in the years immediately following World War II? What will be an ideal response?   ANSWER The ideal answer should include: 1. Once the war was over, African Americans were laid off from factory jobs in favor of returning white veterans. 2. Blacks were expected by others to […]

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Date: September 9th, 2020

What was NSC-68 and how did it help produce the American national secu

What was NSC-68 and how did it help produce the American national security state? What will be an ideal response?   ANSWER The ideal answer should include: 1. In 1949, China became a communist country and the Soviet Union acquired nuclear weapons. 2. In light of these developments, President Truman asked for a complete reevaluation […]

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Date: September 9th, 2020