Which best describes the term "silent majority"? a) a liberal political movement that began in the late 1960s b) a conservative political movement that began in the late 1960s c) a movement that nonviolently protested segregation laws in the united states d) the anti-integration movement that resisted the work of martin luther king, jr.
The correct answer is B) a conservative political movement that began in the late 1960s.
The Nixon administration used the term "silent majority" in order to describe the majority of American citizens who continued to support the US federal government and their policies regarding the Vietnam War. During this era of the 1960's, there was a huge anti-war movement taking place throughout the United States, especially at college campuses. News coverage showed consistent protests by American citizens, making it seem as if all Americans were in favoring of pulling out of Vietnam. However, Nixon used the idea of the silent majority to garner continued support in Vietnam and his mission to stop the spread of communism.
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