History, Ch. 16-18

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History, Ch. 16-18

Russia

From whom did the US purchase Alaska?

William Seward

Who convinced the US to purchase Alaska?

William Gorgas

Who was known for destroying mosquitoes?

James Cook

Who discovered Hawaii?

Thurgood Marshall

Who was the first black Supreme Court Justice?

Richard Nixon

Who was the only President to resign from office?

Saddam Hussein

Who was the dictator who invaded Kuwait?

Sandra Day O'Connor

Who was the first woman justice on the Supreme Court?

Grenada

President Reagan sent American troops to liberate _______.

New Orleans

What city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina?

Neil Armstrong

Who was the first man to walk on the moon?

Cold War

A conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Brown v. Board of Education

When the Supreme court ruled that schools could no longer be segregated.

President Kennedy

What President was shot and killed while traveling in a motorcade through downtown Dallas?

Veteran's Day

What is celebrated in Nov. 11 celebrating the end of World War I and honoring those who fought in battle?

Terrorists attacked the US by hijacking airplanes and crashing them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Why did President Bush declare a "war on terror" after 9-11?

Reagan Doctrine

The belief that Communism should be stopped before it can attack and enslave a country.

World War I

Woodrow Wilson was President.
It ended on November 11, 1918.
The Lusitania was sunk.
Kaiser Wilhelm II was leader of Germany.

Spanish-American War

Theodore Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill.

World War II

Winston Churchill was Prime Minister.
Two atomic bombs were dropped.
Berlin was divided.
Nazism was defeated.

Korean War

It was the first war after World War II.

Vietnam War

President Johnson committed the US to heavy involvement.

Operation Desert Storm

Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.
It lasted 2 1/2 months.

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Saddam Hussein was removed from power.
Bush was President.

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