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Why did the US not attempt to acquire African colonies during the imperialist era?
European nations were already there
During the Spanish-American war, the US gained influence over what three countries?
1. Cuba
2. Puerto Rico
3. the Philippines
What is a Muckraker?
an investigative journalist
Most Progressive Era legislation was designed to benefit who?
urban working class people
Why was the Panama Canal built?
make shipping faster
What two forms of government amount to the same thing?
communism and fascism
What gave greater self-governing rights to Puerto Rico and the Philippines?
The Jones Acts of 1916-1917
Which nation did not fight on the Allied side during WWI
Austria
What was the final push for US involvement in WWI
Germany issued a direct threat against the US
Woodrow Wilson is notable for...
1. extension of voting rights to women
2. reforming the banking system
3. tariff reduction
How did Americans show support for WWI at home?
1. growing " victory gardens"
2. buying war-bonds
3. doing without meat and bread
The Great Migration that happened from 1915 to 1930 involved
African Americans going north for factory jobs
The terms " bread line", " Okie" , and "Hooverville" are associated with...
the Great Depression
What was the main cause of the Dust Bowl?
months of almost no rain
What was a " Speakeasy"
a nightclub that sold alcoholic drinks during Prohibition
What contributed to the freedom in women's behavior during the 1920's?
1. winning the right to vote
2. work experience during WWI
3. Taking men's places at work during the war when the men were gone
What New Deal program was intended to protect people against repetition of the Great Depression?
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ( FDIC )
The United Nations is best described as...
an international peacekeeping organization
What describes Pres. Truman's foreign police in regard to the Soviet Union?
to prevent the spread of communism
What was established after WWII to help with peacekeeping?
The United Nations
which First Lady is historically noted for equality for African Americans?
Eleanor Roosevelt
What name is given to racial segregation in South Africa?
apartheid
In 1945 what country became the only nation ever to fire a necular weapon at an enemy?
The United States
What provided the impetus for the amendment that lowered the voting age to 18?
the military draft
What characterizes American society from 1945 -1960
1. tv's and cars
2. large white migration to suburbs
3. more students going to college
The USSR installed nuclear missiles in Cuba to do what?
intimidate the United States
What did the Soviet Union promise the United States it would do after victory in Europe
join the US troops in Japan
What was the purpose of the Berlin Airlift?
to get food and supplies to West Berlin
How did the US influence the outcome of the Cold War?
increasing nuclear defence spending
Why is West Berlin the symbolic heart of the Cold War?
it was the only free city behind the Iron Curtain
The Primary purpose of Pres. Johnsons's Great Society Program was..
to bring ecomomic and edicational opportunity to the poor
Who did the most of all the US presidents to achieve full civil rights for blacks?
Johnson
The Black Power movement was organized around the principles of...
separatism and violent resistance
What helped as a peaceful positive reflection of Cold War hostility between the US and the SU
the race to the moon
What describes the purpose of the North Atlantic treaty Organization?
provide for the defence of any member nation that was attack
What marks the closest time the US and the USSR ever came to fighting?
the Cuban Missile Crisis
Which war ended with conditions being the same as they were at the start of the war?
the Korean War
What is the Tet Offensive?
massive North Vietnamese attack on US troops
what important relations were made under the Nixon Administration?
Soviet Union and China
What helped get Nixon elected in 1968?
1. division in the Democratic Party
2. a promise to end the war in Vetnam
3. promise to restore American society and stability
What was the Nixon-era scandal?
Watergate
What was the outcome of the Vietnam War?
North and South Vietnam united under Communist Rule
Thw War Powers Act of 1973 states that the president...
must get congress approval to send troops to war for more than 60 days
Under what president did the United States broker a major peace agreement between Egypt and Israel?
Jimmy Carter
What describes the Iran Contra scandal in the 1980's
The US sold guns to Iran and used the money to help the Contras in Nicaragua.
What year did the stock market crash causing the Great Depression?
1929
Who was the first female Supreme Court justice?
Sandra Day O'Connor