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The Pittsburgh of the South, so named because it was an iron center, was

Birmingham, Alabama

In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court:

Upheld a Louisiana railroad car segregation law

W.E.B Du Bois emerged as the leading black critic of Booker T. Washington's accomodationist philosophy


American Plains Indians were migratory people. This was to follow the herds of their main food source. The demise of this animal led to the demise of their culture. What was this animal?


Which of the following statements about the cowboys on the frontier is not true?

With two or three notable exceptions, black were not allowed to be cowboys

One new advancement of the second industrial revolution was

The practical use of electricity

Most of the single men who endured low wages and dangerous conditions to build the Central Pacific Railroad were


In 1869 two railroad companies joined their lines together at Promontory, Utah to form the first Transcontinental railroad. What were those two railroad companies?

The union pacific and central pacific

When it came to steel, Andrew Carnegie did all the following except:

have technical expertise in it

John D. Rockefeller:

became a leading philanthropist, after making a colossal fortune in the oil industry

Aaron Montgomery Ward decided he could reach more customers by:


Sears, Roebuck and Company was a pioneer in:

selling goods by mail

Who was the first president of the AFL?

Samuel Gompers

What invention facilitated heating larger apartment buildings in the late 1800s?

The steam radiator

Ellis Island was located right outside the port of:

New York City

The sport that was clearly the "national pastime" by 1900 was:


Which of the following groups did not support increased coinage of silver?

Elite business leader

The 1896 presidential election was known as the "Battle of the Standards" as the Democrats wanted the silver standard on coinage, while the Republicans backed a gold standard. Who was the "silverite" Democratic nominee who lost that election?

William Jennings Bryan

Queen Liliuokalani

Opposed the American annexation Hawaii

What was the name of the battleship that exploded in Havana Harbor causing pressure to go to war with Spain to increase?

The Maine

Who commanded the American naval squadron that destroyed or captured all the Spanish warship in Manila Bay?

Commodore George Dewey

The During the Battle of San Juan Hill Theodore Roosevelt led the First Volunteer Cavalry better known as the ______ in a charge up nearby Kettle Hill

Rough Riders

The United States acquired all of the following as a result of the Spanish-American War except:

Hong Kong

The Open Door policy

Proposed that foreign powers keep the China trade open to all nations on an equal basis

In order to acquire the Canal Zone, the United States supported Panamas revolted against;


The Muckrakers saw their primary objective as:

Exposing the social problems to the public

Theodore Roosevelt gave muckrakers their name


The commission plan of city government was first adopted in

Galveston, Texas

Those in favor of prohibition were opposed to


The title of the novel that described the terrible conditions of the meat-packing industry was:

The Jungle

In the election of 1912, Theodore Roosevelt Was the presidential nominee for the newly created Progressive (Bull Moose) Party.


Which candidate was shot during the 1912 presidential campaign?

Theodore Roosevelt

A major Factor in Woodrow Wilson's victory in the 1912 presidential campaign was the fact that:

The Republican party had split in two

The events that triggered World War I in Europe was:

A Serbs assassination of the Austrian archduke

The Central Powers in World War I included all the following except:


The Allied Powers in World War I included all the following except:


President Wilson's response to the sinking of the Lusitania:

Was a series of notes demanding that Germany stop suck actions and pay reparations

In the Zimmermann Telegram

Germany asked Mexico for help in case of war between Germany and the United States

When Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war on Germany he said, "the world must be made safe for "


As a result of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia

The country concluded a separate peace with Germany

Wilson's Fourteen Points endorsed all of the following except:

U.S colonies in Africa and Asia

The Scopes trial:

Concerned a state law that prohibited the teaching of evolution in public schools

The Amendment to the Constitution that barred the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxication liquors was the

Eighteenth Amendment

Not being able to convict Al Capone on bootlegging charges, the federal government convicted him for

tax evasion

In his 1920 campaign for president, Warren Harding said the country needed a return to:


Hoovers early efforts to end the Depression included

Asking businessmen to maintain wages and avoid layoffs, in order to keep purchasing power strong

Who defeated Herbert Hoover in the presidential election of 1932?

Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)

The main purpose of the civilian Conservation Corps was to

provide work relief for young men

Among the objectives of the Tennesse Valley Authority were all the following except

the development of air transportation

One of the Roosevelt's most far reaching and enduring reforms provided old age pensions financed by a tax on employers and workers. What was this program called

Social security

All of the following were members of the Axis pact except


In the 1938 agreement signed at Munich

Britain and France agreed to let Hilter have the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia

What action did Hitler take six months after the Munich conference that indicated he was not really interested in keeping the peace

He invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia

The Lend-Lease Bill, introduced in Congress

authorized the president to sell, transfer, lend, lease, or otherwise dispose of other equipment and supplies to any country whose defense the President deems vital to the defense of the United States

The attack of Pearl Harbor:

is correctly represented by all the above statements

The Battle of the Coral Sea

helped turn back the Japanese threat to Australia

On June 6, 1944 (D-Day) , United States and Great Britain opened up a Western front against the Axis powers on the continent of Europe by landing troops in an amphibious assault at

Normandy in France

Some six millions Jews were killed in the Nazi Holocaust


The United States was able to bring an end to World War II because they were able to force Japan to surrender by:

Dropping atomic bombs on two Japanese cities

The primary reason President Truman ordered the use of the atomic bombs was:

To prevent an invasion of Japan

Shortly after World War II Germany was divided into two countries; One in the East from the Soviet occupation zone and the other in the West from the combined occupation zones of the other allies


In response to a Soviet blockade of West Berlin, Truman

Used a massive airlift to supply the city

In the area of civil rights, President Truman

Issued an executive order banning racial segregation in the armed forces

When North Korean Communists invaded South Korea

The United Nations authorized military intervention against the aggressors

During the Korean War U.N troops under the commander General MacArthur had almost accomplished their goal of liberating North Korea from communist rule. What happened to prevent them from achieving this goal?

China entered the Korean War and helped the North Korean communist drive the U.N troops out of North Korea

Americans suddenly became concerned about the apparent "missile gap" between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1957

When Russia launched Sputnik

In response to the Little Rock Crisis of 1957, Eisenhower:

sent 1,000 federal troops to protect black students

The protest tactic initiated by black students at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, was

the sit-in

During the early years of the Cold War, Eastern Europeans were escaping to the West through West Berlin. The communists tried to stop this by

building the Berlin Wall to keep Easterners from entering west Berlin

President Kennedy supported an attempt by Vuban exiles to return to Cuba to overthrow Castro. Their attempt failed. Where did the battle take place that repelled these Cuban refugees?

The Bay of Pigs

Faced with the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba, President Kennedy:

Ordered a naval blockade or "Quarantine" of cuba

The Tonkin Gulf Resolution:

authorized the president to take whatever means were necessary to defend American

Nixon's Vietnam policy included all the following except:

Continued buildup of American armed forces in Vietnam

Perhaps the most visible sign that the Cold War was coming to an end occurred in Germany in November of 1989 when a despised physical symbol of the Cold War was dismantled. What was this physical symbol of the cold war that began to be demolished in Germany in late 1989?

The Berlin Wall

One reason that the countries in Eatern Europe were able to overthrow communism was due to Gorbachev's new policy concerning Eastern Europe. What was this policy that allowed the Eastern European countries to be liberated from communist control?

The Soviets would no longer use armed force to keep repressive regimes in power in Eastern Europe