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What is the practice of extending a nations power by gaining territories for a colonial empire called? Imperialism
What is the practice of avoiding involvement in other countries' business called? Isolationism
During the early 1800's, the United States placed few restrictions on immigration because the industrial economy was creating new jobs. What was the name of the immigration station where the most European immigrants entered the United States? Ellis Island
What is the aggressive strengthening of armed forces called? Militarism
A factory fire that killed 146 workers that were trapped in the building and this led to the new safety standard laws in buildings. Triangle Shirtwaist
The Transcontinental Railroad was completed in1869 when the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad met in what location? Promontory, Utah
Seward's Folly refers to what? Purchase of Alaska
To build the Panama Canal , what country did the US help Panama lead a revolution against? Colombia
The destruction of what American ship directly led to the start of the Spanish American War? USS Maine
What was the program of the mass murder in which the tried to exterminate the entire Jewish population in Europe called? Holocaust
What does the acronym NAACP stand for? What was the purpose of the organization? National Association for the Advancement of Colored People-Bring attention to racial inequality
The Supreme Court's decision in the Plessy v. Ferguson established a doctrine known as what? Separate but equal
A term that became to describe journalists who "ranked up" and exposed corruption and problems of society was called what? Muckraker
What muckraker wrote a book called The Jungle and the conditions in a meat-packing plant? Upton Sinclair
What was the primary purpose of the Jane Addams Hull House? It was a neighborhood center staffed by professionals and volunteers for education, recreation, and social activities in poor areas
When we discussed the causes of World War I, we used the acronym MAIN. What are the 4 MAIN causes? Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism
Whose assassination sparked World War I? Francis Ferdinand
In the Zimmerman Telegram, Germany invited what country into an alliance? Mexico
At the end of World War I, Woodrow Wilson proposed the League of Nations. What was the purpose of the League of Nations. to find peaceful solutions to disagreements
In the1920's a period of artistic achievement by African Americans was known as what? Harlem Renaissance
What was the significance of the Kellogg-Briand Pact? outlawed war
What was the purpose of the Nineteenth Amendment? women could vote
Henry Ford gained success in what industry with his moving assembly line? low cost automobiles
What American President was associated with the Teapot Dome Scandal ? Harding
During the Great Depression, intense of the topsoil in the Midwest led to what historical event? Dust bowl
What is the practice of buying on margin ? Purchasing stock on credit, hoping to sell at a high price to payback AND profit some
What day of the week was described as "black" after the stock market investors bought stocks on margin causing the crash of the market? Tuesday
Which US president proposed the New Deal to bring the country out of the Great Depression? FDR
What was the name of the severe economic crisis that lasted for the entire decade of the 1930's called? Great Depression
The Nazi Party was a fascist political system. Define fascism. It is a system in which the state or government is seen as more important than the people.
The Allied invasion at Normandy ,France, on June6,1944,is historically known as? D-Day
What was the purpose of the Manhattan Project? to develop the atomic bomb
The term Iron Curtain was coined by what world leader? Winston Churchill
During the Cuban Missile Crisis, what country was asked to remove nuclear weapons from Cuba? SU
A harbor in Hawaii that served as the base of the US Pacific fleet that was bombed on December 7, 1941 by Japan. Pearl Harbor
The Cold War was a war of words between the US and SU. While the 2 countries never declared war on 1 another and 2 wars they were involved in that are considered Cold War conflicts. Name them. Vietnam and Korean
What was the name of the scandal that led to the resignation of the President Richard Nixon ? What happened? Watergate-information was stolen and Nixon had tapes that proved he was involved
A group of African Americans pilots who flew missions WWII. Tuskegee Airmen
A global system of computer networks through which people anywhere in the world which later was enhanced by the World Wide Web allowing us to access info for computer everywhere. Internet
What was the name of the terrorist group led by Osama Bin Laden? Al-Qaeda
What element of SS is concerned with the production, consumption , and distribution of goods ,service, and money flow. Economics
What element of SS is concerned with the study of the conducting of polices and actions of a country, state, territory, city, or organization? Government
What element of SS is concerned with the study of past events? History
What element of SS is concerned with the study of the rights and duties of citizens? Civics
What element of SS is concerned with the study of land area, locations, and physical features of the earth such as mountains, deserts, rivers, and oceans? Geography
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