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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Eisenhower trying to do during the first year of his first term?

2. What city did Eisenhower allow the Bolsheviks to capture?

3. What did many Republicans want him to do after accusations about his running mate arose?

4. What was Eisenhower's main non-academic interest while in college?

5. What cost the allies dearly, according to the start of Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. What affected the Allied forces in Chapter 7, and how did this impact Eisenhower?

2. What did Eisenhower assemble, according to Chapter 11?

3. What happened to the German forces in Chapter 7?

4. In Chapter 12, what struggle started between Eisenhower and Joe McCarthy?

5. How does Chapter 3 describe Eisenhower's treatment of American troops?

6. In Chapter 10, who did Eisenhower choose as vice president, and what obstacle did this present?

7. What did Eisenhower do to prepare for war, and why was this significant?

8. What was Eisenhower not accustomed to, at the start of Chapter 9?

9. What happened between Eisenhower and Truman, and how was it significant, in Chapter 11?

10. What was significant about the way in which Eisenhower spoke?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Eisenhower was suspicious of the military's demand for increasing it's spending budget. Why do you think Eisenhower refused to give the military financing to grow? Do you think Eisenhower's decision to not give the military as much money as they asked for put the U.S. at risk during his presidency? Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Why was Eisenhower's first cabinet called "eight millionaires and one plumber"? In an essay, discuss who made up his cabinet and what influence they had on American politics. Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

The civil rights movement and Eisenhower's incapacity to clearly take sides will always remain a dark spot on his legacy. Why do you think Eisenhower took so long to take side on the civil rights movement? Discuss the effects that this ambiguity had on the American people, citing the book to support your discussion.

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