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The National Labor Relations Act is sometimes known as the __ Act, after the Senator who presented it to the Senate floor.
What year did The Great War begin in Europe?
During the early twentieth century, African Americans began to migrate from southern to northern areas to escape Jim Crow segregation. What is the name of the movement that saw 6 million individuals from the deep south migrate to the north in quest of equal opportunity?
Black Concsciousness Movement
The Great Migration
Freedom of Culture Movement
In 1930, what prominent person organized a peaceful march against British control of India’s salt production?
In 1915, German U-boats sunk this passenger ship, prompting the United States to enter World War One:
He was a renowned engineer who served as United States food administrator and director-general of the American Relief Administration before winning the 1928 presidential election. What is his name?
During the Roaring Twenties, a speculative bubble popped, causing the stock market to plummet and unleashing the country’s greatest economic crisis and depression. This economic downturn impacted all developed countries, reducing global output and commerce. When did the Great Crash take place?
In 1913, this Ford vehicle was the first mass-produced car on a moving assembly line:
Ford Model K
Ford Model B
Ford Model T
Ford Model G
After the Supreme Court struck down a section of the National Recovery Administration, what president vowed to fill the Supreme Court?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
In 1948, which of these countries proclaimed their independence?
What is the connection between Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), two Supreme Court cases?
One argued that restricting jury service to white men was constitutional while the other repudiated that notion.
One ignored the exclusionary principle, while the other incorporated the fourth amendment through the fourteenth.
One said the president was above the law, the other said they were not.
One invalidated the separate but equal doctrine, while the other enforced it.
What popular amusement park opened its doors in Anaheim, California in 1955?
Between April 14 and 15, 1912, which renowned Belfast-built ship sank?
In 1927, this legendary baseball player set a home run record. Hank Aaron, an MLB player, did not break this mark until 1974.
In 1938, the first _ comic was released in the United States. In 2014, this particular issue sold for $3.2 million.
In what year did Congress enact the Jones–Shafroth Act, granting Puerto Ricans citizenship in the United States?
What is the name of the practice of fabricating false accusations, promoting communist fear, and increasing public censorship, which is named after a Wisconsin senator?
During the Prohibition era, organized crime flourished. What was the name of the epic Chicago gang war between an Irish and an Italian gang that saw mobster Al Capone and the South Side Italian gang kill seven people?
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
Saturday Night Massacre
In 1941, the Japanese destroyed the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, forcing the United States to enter World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared in a speech to the country that this was a “day that will live in infamy.” What was the date?
In 1957, the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite into space. The US government worried about falling behind the Russians in the Space Race. As a result, in 1958, the US government established what agency?
Men in Black (MIB)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Security Agency (NSA)
What company was crucial to the American air force because it designed the B-17 and B-29 bombers? This corporation disguised its industrial plants as farmland to prevent potential assaults.
Following World War One, this device became a popular source of news and amusement for Americans:
The attacks on Pearl Harbor by Imperial Japan resulted in Japanese incarceration. What other reason do historians believe the US government opted to intern the Religionbesides the threat of national security?
What was the codename for the US nuclear weapons development program?
The Brooklyn Project
The Oppenheimer Project
The Manhattan Project
The Chicago Project
What is the name of the World War II cultural icon most strongly linked with women factory and navy yard workers?
Rosie the Riveter
The waterway that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans is crucial for maritime trade. The United States seized responsibility of the waterway’s development in 1904, under President Theodore Roosevelt. It was finally completed in 1914. What is the name of this body of water?
Elvis Presley released what beautiful tune, first recorded by musician Big Mama Thornton, in 1956? It went on to become his best-selling single, earning him the title of “King of Rock and Roll.”
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Following the open racial segregation of Rosa Parks on public transit, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. launched what nonviolent movement in Montgomery, Alabama in favor of fair treatment and equal rights for blacks?
Little Boy and Fat Man were two atomic bombs detonated on Japan, quickly killing thousands of people and leaving more with radiation illness. What two cities were destroyed by the dropping of these two weapons? What two cities were devastated by the dropping of these two weapons?
Hiroshima and Kyoto
Kyoto and Tokyo
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Nagasaki and Tokyo
What non-fiction gained author John Steinbeck the National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and eventually a Nobel Prize after it was released in 1939:
The Grapes of Wrath
The Catcher in the Rye
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
In the 1930s, this great racehorse became a symbol of optimism for many Americans.
In 1919, the first airplane flew over what body of water:
On February 26, 1919, Congress designated which natural landform as a National Park?
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Zion National Park
Yosemite National Park
Following WWII, the decolonization movement allowed countries all over the world to attain independence in the 1950s. The Suez Canal, which had been co-owned and governed by the French and British since its completion in the mid-1800s, was nationalized in 1956 by which country?
After Joseph Stalin’s death, who became the Soviet Union’s Premier? He was famous for the “Thaw” of the 1950s and early 1960s, when the Soviet authorities momentarily relaxed censorship and persecution of the Russian people.
Vietnam was considered a colonial territory of what European nation from 1887 to 1954?
What popular board game was initially created in 1948 under the name “Criss-Crosswords”?
During the Cold War, jazz performers such as Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and Dave Brubeck toured abroad with integrated jazz bands to symbolize “American principles.” What president launched this joint CIA/State Department operation?
John F. Kennedy
Dwight D. Eisenhower
What country hosted the Easter Uprising of 1916?
Between 1935 and 1939, which European country had a civil war?