SAT Subject US History Practice Question 766: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 766

27. To make America "the Great Society" was a pronouncement concerning

A. Richard Nixon's ideas on federalism.
B. John F. Kennedy's initiatives on civil rights.
C. Gerald Ford's fight against inflation.
D. Lyndon B. Johnson's plan to fight poverty.
E. Jimmy Carter's goals concerning education.

Correct Answer: D


The goal and slogan of "the Great Society" reflected Johnson's hope to improve the standard of living for all Americans. Nixon's ideas on federalism (A) were known as "New Federalism." There is no name for Kennedy's civil rights agenda (B) or Carter's education agenda (E). Ford's fight against inflation (C) was called "Whip Inflation Now."

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