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The Watergate scandal led to President Richard Nixon's resignation because he had
a) knowingly approved illegal acts
b) seriously weakened the nation's military strength
c) favored improving relations with Communist China
d) caused the oil crisis of 1973 -1974

Which method did Martin Luther King, Jr. use to try to end racial segregation?
a) violent civil unrest
b) government-fuunded protest
c) national revolution
d) civil disobedience

Which event of WWII is referred to as the Holocaust?
a) invasion of Normandy
b) Bataan Death March
c) dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
d) mass killing of European Jews, gypsies, and other minorities

Since 1960, a major goal of the Native American Indian rights movement has been to
a) secure return of, or just compensation for, lands taken from them by the government
b) end the practice of segregation of Native Americans in public places
c) gain United States citizenship and representation in Congress
d) relocate most Native Americans Indians to urban areas in the Midwest

During the Great Depression , one main objective of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's fireside chats was to:
a) reassure people about the future of the economy
b) convince listeners to buy war bonds
c) encourage bankers to donate their money
d) help farmers pay their loans

Which event brought the United States into WWII?
a) election of Hitler as Chancelllor of Germany
b) invasion of Poland by Germany
c) attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan
d) help farmers pay their loans

Antitrust laws such as the Sherman Antitrust Act were passed by Congress in an effort to :
a) regulate the power of big business
b) limit low-priced imported goods
c) encourage more immigration
d) provide safer consumer products

The 1906 publication of Upton Sinclair's book, the Jungle, helped to expose the :
a) unfair treatment of women
b) cruelty of modern warfare
c) unsafe living conditions in tenements
d) unsanitary conditions in the meatpacking industry

The 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments were added to the Constitution during the Reconstruction period to:
a) bring an end to the Civil War
b) limit the power of the president
c) improve the operation of the electoral college
d) grant legal rights to african Americans

Mass production is a term that can best be defined as the
a) number of hours employees are required to work
b) manufacture of large quantities of a product quicky and cheaply
c) profit made by a large business or corporation

The first female Supreme Court Justice was
a) Sonia Sotomayor
b) Sandra Day O'Connor
c) Madeline Albright
d) Emily Brouwer

On April 26, 1986, a nuclear power station released a massive amount of radioactive material into the environment in the Ukrainian city of
a) Moscow
b) Potsdam
c) Kiev
d) Chernobyl

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