U.S History Homework. The Reagan Years?

1. What action finally provoked the United States into bombing Libya?

an attack on American ships

a bombing in Berlin, Germany

Libyan invasion of Liberia

the discovery of rich oil reserves

2. Reagan's biggest challenge during his first term as president was _____.

Iran hostage crisis

White House scandal

a failing economy

striking steel workers

3. Who approved the plan to go against the Boland Amendment during the Iran-Contra Affair?

Ronald Reagan

Oliver North

Senator John Tower

John Poindexter

4. How did President Reagan finally resolve the air traffic controllers' strike?

He caved in to their demands.

He sent the matter to arbitration.

He fired all striking controllers.

He stopped domestic aviation.

5. What three Supreme Court justices were appointed by President Reagan?

Ruth Ginsberg

Antonin Scalia

Sandra Day O'Connor

John Roberts

David Souter

Anthony Kennedy

6. What are three requirements or qualifications for a person to be eligible for the position of U.S. president?

The person must be at least 45 years of age.

The person must be a natural-born citizen of the U.S.

The person must have been a permanent resident for the previous fourteen years.

The person must be at least 35 years of age.

The person has to have lived in the United States his/her entire life.

7. In what ways did President Reagan escalate government spending on defense?

Strategic Defense Initiative

Abrams tank development

intermediate ballistic missiles

defense missile shield

8. What were two reasons the Reagan administration used to justify invading Grenada in 1983?

American medical students were there.

The country was being run by a dictatorship.

Soviet missiles were being sent there.

The nation was leaning toward Communism.

1 Answer

  • 1. What action finally provoked the United States into bombing Libya?

    a bombing in Berlin, Germany

    2. Reagan's biggest challenge during his first term as president was _____.

    Iran hostage crisis

    3. Who approved the plan to go against the Boland Amendment during the Iran-Contra Affair?

    John Poindexter and his deputy, Oliver North

    4. How did President Reagan finally resolve the air traffic controllers' strike?

    He fired all striking controllers.

    5. What three Supreme Court justices were appointed by President Reagan?

    Antonin Scalia

    Sandra Day O'Connor

    Anthony Kennedy

    6. What are three requirements or qualifications for a person to be eligible for the position of U.S. president?

    The person must be a natural-born citizen of the U.S.

    The person must have been a permanent resident for the previous fourteen years.

    The person must be at least 35 years of age.

    7. In what ways did President Reagan escalate government spending on defence?

    Strategic Defense Initiative

    8. What were two reasons the Reagan administration used to justify invading Grenada in 1983?

    American medical students were there, and the country was leaning toward Communism.

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