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The US engaged in several major military actions between 1950 and 2000. Which chronology of events is accurate?
Korean War, Vietnam war, invasion of Grenada, Persian Gulf War
Cesar Chavez is best known for his leadership on which social issue?
Which event was most significant in the US decision to enter WWII?
The attack on pearl harbor
As the 20th century dawned the emergence of powerful European spheres of influence in Southeast Asia shaped the development of what US foreign policy?
The first commercial radio broadcasts, a predominantly bull stock market, and the emergence of surrealism and art deco were features of which decade?
What was the main consequence of the Senate's refusal to ratify the Treaty of Versailles.
The League of Nations was greatly weakened
Depression-era artist received important sponsorship from what New Deal Agency?
The Works Progress Administration
What was an important aspect of the Allied victory in the Battle of Midway?
It undermined Japan's capacity to wage an offensive
Which statement best explains why Lieutenant Colonel George Custer became a national hero after the Battle of Little Bighorn?
Wild West show portrayed him and his troops fighting courageously against a much larger enemy force
Russia's Bolshevik Revolution had what consequence for US policy during WWI?
It necessitated rapid deployment of US troops to protect Allied supplies
Which statement best describes US involvement in Cuba immediately after the Spanish-American War?
The US exerted political control over Cuba
Beginning around 1920, which development affected immigration to the US?
The reduction in labor needs die to the modernization of production methods
What was the primary reason for President Truman's dismissal General Douglas MacArthur?
Truman felt that MacArthur had violated the principal of civilian control of the military by ignoring Truman's orders on numerous occasions
The works of American author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922-2007) reflect the nature of the era during which he wrote. What is the dominant theme of his writings?
The dehumanizing effect of technology
After initially agreeing on issues concerning African Americans, Booker T Washington and W.E.B. DuBois became rivals. Their dispute occurred mainly over which issue?
Washington's lesser emphasis on the attainment of political and civil rights for African Americans
The collective experiences of those whom journalist Tom Brokaw calls the "Greatest Generation" include what major historic episodes?
Great Depression, WWI, and postwar prosperity
In what significant way did the development of the incandescent light bulb improve nineteenth-century urban conditions?
It replaces all the dirty and dangerous gaslight.
In which of the following ways did businesses such as Sears, Roebuck and Co transform the late 19th-century economy?
They expanded the market for consumer goods
How did vertical integration benefit companies such as Carnegie Street?
Controlling production and distribution processes increased efficiencies and profits
The Exoduster movement involved which group?
African Americans leaving the South after the Civil War
How did the US Navy diminish the effectiveness of Germany's Atlantic submarine fleet during WWII?
Through the use of improved sonar technology
Senatorial opposition to the Treaty of Versailles was led by which individual?
Henry Cabot Lodge
The conditions of the Treaty of Versailles contributed to which of the following outcomes?
The third Reach
Which of the following identifies a significant impact that radio had on US society?
It increased access to new and entertainment
With which of the following are Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes most closely associated?
What technological development of the mid-19th century most revolutionized the US steel industry?
A visitor to a meeting of the Grange during the 1880s would have noted that most members expressed political support for a candidate committed to which policy?
Regulation of railroads
During the 1880s, the split within the Republican Party was a consequence of differing philosophies over what issue?
In what significant way did the Knights of Labor differ from the American Federation of Labor?
The Knights of Labor opened the membership of the organization to women, blacks, and ethnic minorities
The construction of the Central Pacific Railroad relied largely on the labors of which immigrant group?
In their work with immigrants, settlement houses mainly addressed which need?
The success of Thomas Edison's light bulb was dependent on which other Edison invention?
Which event strongly shaped US public opinion in favor of increased government regulation of banks?
The Panic of 1907
At the turn of the 20th century, Progressive Republicans differed from traditional Republicans in what significant way?
They favored increased regulation of business
The use of barbed wire is most directly associated with which of the following outcomes?
The end of open range frontier
Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, and Geronimo shared what common experience?
They resisted efforts to displace their people from traditional homelands
Which country was excluded from Treat of Versailles negotiations?
Which generalization best characterizes the Scopes Trial?
A conflict between modern science and creationism
During WWI, most American soldiers engaged in trench warfare on the western front were fighting in which country?
Which achievement made Charles Lindbergh and instant celebrity?
Completion of the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean
President Theodore Roosevelt considered the voyage of the Great White Fleet essential to accomplishing which foreign policy goal?
Demonstration of U.S. ability to defend its international interest
Which event most influenced development of the Roosevelt Corollary?
The implementation of the Platt Amendment
What was the mail topic of William Jennings Bryan's 1896 "Cross of Gold" speech?
Change the government Monterrey policy
What belief guided President Theodore Roosevelt's efforts as a trustbuster?
Business monopolies were harmful to the public interest.
Which of the following themes were common in the writings and other works of muckrakers?
The immorality and greed of U.S. businesses and corruption in government
Which development was most attributable to the influence of the Progressive movement at the turn of the 20th century?
Government becoming more responsive to social issues
What innovation owes its creation in part to Department of Defense concerns about the security of communications networks?
On April 2, 1917, President Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war on Germany. Which action most influenced Presidents Wilson's decision?
German submarines sinking US merchant ships
Why do some historians credit rock-and-roll music with helping to break down racial barriers?
Rock and roll music developed out of black and while musical traditions, so it appealed to both races
Many Taliban numbers had been US allies in the 1980s. Why did the US give aid and support to these individuals in the 1980s?
They were fighting a Soviet invasion of their country
How did Hoover abuse the power of his office?
By approving illegal wiretaps on US citizens based on their political beliefs rather than suspected illegal activities
How did the 1944 GI Bill change US society?
By allowing many people to attend college who otherwise would not have dad the opportunity
What group of voters most accounted for Wallace's vote total?
Which situation resulted in President Carter asking Americans to undertake "the moral equivalent of war" to help the country develop renewable energy sources?
Domestic oil companies were producing less so more oil companies were producing less, so more oil was being purchased from overseas
Why were many political observers surprised by President Truman's victory in the 1948 presidential election?
Earlier in the year he had a very low voter approval rating and many critics within his own political party
What is the main claim of critic of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement?
The industrial sector of the US economy has declined as companies have exported manufacturing jobs to Mexico
What event of the 1990s led to heightened public anxiety over antigovernment domestic terrorism?
The bombing of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building Oklahoma City
What was a key component in Presidents Clinton's successful effort to balance the budget?
Increasing income taxes on the wealthiest Americans
Which factor was most significant in presidents carter's 1980 election loss to Ronald Reagan?
Rising unemployment during President Carter's term in office undermined public confidence
Why did the tax policy during the administration of President George W. Bush concern observers on the political left?
It jeopardized long-standing federal support for social programs