5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- General Dwight D. Eisenhower
- Congress of Racial Equality
- Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
- a Led the allied invasion of North Africa and planned and executed the D-Day invasion at Normandy and the battle of the bulge
- b June 6, 1944 - Led by Eisenhower, over a million troops (the largest invasion force in history) stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France. The turning point of World War II.
- c Group that sent its own delegates to the Democratic National Convention in 1964 to protest discrimination against black voters in Mississippi
- d CORE was a civil rights organization. They were famous for freedom rides which drew attention to Southern barbarity, leading to the passing of civil rights legislation.
- e The term associated with Senator Joseph McCarthy who led the search for communists in America during the early 1950s through his leadership in the House Un-American Activities Committee.
5 Multiple choice questions
- South Vietnamese president that was catholic and strongly opposed communism. His poor leadership and corrupt government spelled doom
- Successor to ENIAC; "Universal Automatic Computer"; handled business data; LAUNCHED THE COMP REVOLUTION; allowed Americans to work more efficiently
- The Holocaust took place in Europe between 1993 and 1945. Six million Jews were systematically and brutally murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. Millions of non-Jews, including Roma and Sinti(Gypsies), Serbs, political dissidents, people with disabilities, homosexuals and Jehova's Witnesses, were also persecuted by the Nazis.
- Was a two-time Oscar-nominated American film actor. Dean's status as a cultural icon is best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause
- African American movement that focused on gaining control of economic and political power to achieve equal rights by force in necessary. (Malcolm X)
5 True/False questions
Battle of the Bulge → December, 1944-January, 1945 - After recapturing France, the Allied advance became stalled along the German border. In the winter of 1944, Germany staged a massive counterattack in Belgium and Luxembourg which pushed a 30 mile "bulge" into the Allied lines. The Allies stopped the German advance and threw them back across the Rhine with heavy losses.
Watergate → A white officer beat a black motorist in LA which caused 6 days of violence and thirty four people to die. Home were burned and the national guard had to be brought in.
Henry Kissinger → The main negotiator of the peace treaty with the North Vietnamese; secretary of state during Nixon's presidency (1970s).
Equal Rights Amendment → Constitutional amendment passed by Congress but never ratified that would have banned discrimination on the basis of gender
Zoot-Suit Riots → 3 day rock concert in upstate N.Y. August 1969, exemplified the counterculture of the late 1960s, nearly 1/2M gather in a 600 acre field