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SS Final Exam

What is the practice of extending a nation's power by gaining territories for a colonial empire called? Imperialism
What is the practice of avoiding involvement in other countries' business called? Isolationism
What was the name of the immigration station where most European immigrants entered the U.S? Ellis Island
The aggressive strengthening of armed forces. militarism
a factory fire that killed 146 workers and led to new safety laws. triangle shirtwaist
the central pacific railroad and the union pacific railroad met where? Promontory, Utah
Seward's Folly refers to what? Purchase of Alaska
What country did the U.S and 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 that about exterminated the entire population of Jewish people? Holocaust
What dose the acronym NAACP stand for? National Association for the Advancement of colored People
What was established after Plessy v. Ferguson? separate but equal
What where people who exposed corruption and problems in society? muckrakers
Who wrote The Jungle? Upton Sinclair
What was the primary purpose of the James Adams 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? Frances 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 a peaceful solution to disagreements
In the 1920'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 19th Amendment? Women could vote.
Henry Ford gained success in what industry with his moving assembly line? Cars
Which American President was associated with the Teapot Dome scandal? Harding
During the Great Depression, intense depletion of the topsoil in the Mid-West led to what historical event? Dust Bowl
What is the practice of buying on margin? Purchasing stock on credit, hoping to sell it at a high price to pay back and profit some
What day of the week was described as "black" after stock market investors bought stock on margin causing the crash of what market? Tuesday
Which US President proposed the new deal to bring the country out of the Great Depression? FDR
What was the name severe economic crisis that lasted for the entire decade of the 1930's called? Great Depression
The Nazi party was the fascist political system. Define fascism. It was a system in which the state or government is seen as more important than the people.
The Allied invasion at Normandy, France, on June 6, 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 Cuba 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
While the United State and Soviet Union never officially declared war during the Cold War, there were two wars that they became involved in. Name them. Vietnam and Korean
A group of African Americans who flew missions in WW2. Tuskegee Airmen
What was the name of the scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon? Watergate Scandal
What was a global system of computer networks? The 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 the flow of money? Economics
What element of SS is concerned with the study of the conducting of polices and action s of a country? Governments
What element of SS is concerned with the study of rights and duties of citizens? Civics
What element of SS is concerned with the study of past events? History
What element of SS is concerned with the study of land area, locations, and physical features of the earth? Geography



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