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Which country joined Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and France during World War II to form the Allied Powers? It had to do with the US.
a) United States b) Albania c) Italy d) Sweden
Why were Americans nervous about Fidel Castro even though he cleaned up corruption in Cuba when he assumed power in 1959? It had to do with 90 miles.
a) He refused American offers to let Cuba become the 51st state. b) He supported Hitler and Nazism during World War II. c) He was a communist dictator in a country just 90 miles from the United States. d) He overcharged Americans for Cuban sugar and tobacco.
Which statement about a communist economy is not true? It doesn't have to do with the marketplace
a) All workers are considered to be government employees. b) The government encourages competition in the marketplace. c) Wages are determined by the government. d) The government decides which goods will be produced.
Which describes the goal of the people who supported the Montgomery Bus Boycott? It had to do with Jim Crow.
a) They wanted to end Jim Crow laws in public transportation. b) They wanted the right to vote in national elections. c) They wanted the right to hold political office. d) They wanted lower bus fares and cleaner buses.
Which statement does not apply to the Brown v. Board of Education decision? Segregation was not acceptable.
a) Thurgood Marshall argued the case on behalf of the NAACP. b) Brown v. Board of Education declared that segregated public schools were acceptable under the constitution. c) The Supreme Court justices were unanimous in their ruling. d) Brown v. Board of Education reversed the decision in Plessy v. Ferguson.
Which issue did the U.S. Supreme Court address in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and Brown v. Board of Education (1954)? It had to do with separation.
a) equal pay for equal work b) one man, one vote c) racial quotas d) separate-but-equal facilities
What happened when many people moved from the cities to the suburbs in the 1950s? It had to do with highways.
a) Auto sales decreased as fewer families needed cars. b) Agricultural production in rural areas increased. c) More restaurants and stores moved into downtown areas. d) Mass-produced housing developments sprang up near new highways.
Which was a reason that the United States got involved in Vietnam? It had to do with stopping.
a) to expand the market for American consumer goods b) to stop the spread of communism in Asia c) to create a separate republic in North Vietnam d) to support Ho Chi Minh's fight against communist China
Which statement about Josef Stalin is not correct? It didn't have to do with policies.
a) He set up communist governments in Eastern Europe after World War II. b) He was the leader of the Communist Party and dictator of the Soviet Union. c) He was revered by the Russian people for his humanitarian policies. d) He formed an alliance with the United States and Great Britain.
Which describes the main purpose of President Wilson's Fourteen Point plan? It had to do with war.
a) to give statehood to the remaining fourteen territories b) to end the Great Depression c) to create the atomic bomb d) to eliminate the causes of war
Which was a reason that the United States got involved in Vietnam? It had to do with stopping.
a) to expand the market for American consumer goods b) to stop the spread of communism in Asia c) to create a separate republic in North Vietnam d) to support Ho Chi Minh's fight against communist China
What happened when many people moved from the cities to the suburbs in the 1950s? It had to do with highways.
a) Auto sales decreased as fewer families needed cars. b) Agricultural production in rural areas increased. c) More restaurants and stores moved into downtown areas. d) Mass-produced housing developments sprang up near new highways.
Which describes the main purpose of President Wilson's Fourteen Point plan? It had to do with war.
a) to give statehood to the remaining fourteen territories b) to end the Great Depression c) to create the atomic bomb d) to eliminate the causes of war
Which statement about Josef Stalin is not correct? It had to do with policies.
a) He set up communist governments in Eastern Europe after World War II. b) He was the leader of the Communist Party and dictator of the Soviet Union. c) He was revered by the Russian people for his humanitarian policies. d) He formed an alliance with the United States and Great Britain.
Which country joined Germany and Japan to form the Axis Powers in World War II? It had to do with Italy.
a) France b) China c) Italy d) United States
Which statement describing the Cuban missile crisis Is correct? It had to do with removal.
a) Kennedy and Khrushchev agreed to remove missiles from both Cuba and Turkey. b) President Kennedy agreed to allow the Soviet Union to place missiles in Cuba. c) Kennedy and Khrushchev agreed to give more missiles to Castro. d) Khrushchev agreed to turn over Soviet missiles in Cuba to the U.S.
Which describes the country's reaction to televised scenes of Birmingham police turning dogs and fire hoses against peaceful civil rights marchers? It had to do with being shocked.
a) There was widespread support in the North and South for the police reaction. b) Decent people, both in the North and the South, were shocked and disgusted. c) Northerners and southerners alike felt the civil rights movement had achieved its goals. d) Southerners didn't pay any attention and northerners didn't have television sets.
Who gave the keynote address from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington? It had to do with Dr. King.
a) Thurgood Marshall b) Rosa Parks c) Malcolm X d) Martin Luther King, Jr.
Which name refers to the proposed constitutional amendment of the 1970s to guarantee fair treatment for women? It had to do with equality.
a) Prohibition Amendment b) Civil Rights Amendment c) Equal Rights Amendment d) Women's Suffrage Amendment
Against which of these groups did César Chávez organize a boycott to protest unfair conditions for migrants workers? It had to do with grapes.
a) sharecroppers in Texas b) wheat farmers in Colorado c) cattle ranchers in Montana d) grape growers in California
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