US History Final Exam

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    leader of the Sioux tribe who fought in the Battle of Little Bighorn
  • 2. 
    Leader of the Lakota’s who fought in the Battle of Little Bighorn
  • 3. 
    The first man to make a major attempt at industrial unionism
  • 4. 
    Scottish immigrant who began steel production
  • 5. 
    Founded the Standard Oil Trust in 1882
  • 6. 
    20th president, Republican, assassinated by a disgruntled job seeker
  • 7. 
    Led the effort to give the vote to women
  • 8. 
    Led the Tweed Ring, a group of corrupt Democratic politicians in NYC during the ‘60s and ‘70s
  • 9. 
    A cartoonist who drew political cartoons against Boss Tweed
  • 10. 
    Battle on December 29, 1890 in which cavalry killed 250 Sioux Indians but only 25 whites were killed.
  • 11. 
    Labor demonstration in Chicago which ended violence and which resulted in the Labor Movement being set back
  • 12. 
    Industrial Workers of the World
  • 13. 
    Terrible fire which led to the deaths of 146 workers and highlighted the poor working conditions endured by employers
  • 14. 
    Multi–family dwellings where poor people lived
  • 15. 
    Democratic political machine in NYC that provided services to the general population in exchange for votes
  • 16. 
    Became president upon the assassination of William McKinley
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  • 18. 
    Democratic candidate for President in 1912 election, won with 42% of popular vote
  • 19. 
    Pioneered the production of an affordable automobile, the Model T  
  • 20. 
    Founded the Tuskegee Institute
  • 21. 
    “Mark Twain”; wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • 22. 
    Policy which allowed the major countries of the world to compete in China on equal terms
  • 23. 
    Group in China which attempted to stop what they saw as a foreign takeover of their country  
  • 24. 
     journalists who exposed abuse and corruption in American society
  • 25. 
    Woodrow Wilson proposed this plan that included the League of Nations, freedom of the seas, no secret treaties, self-determination, and arms reduction; it was not accepted by Europe (colonies), it was hard to enforce, it had high standards, and Isolationists (US) did not want the US to become too involved in world affairs
  • 26. 
    Agreement which ended WWI
  • 27. 
    Prohibited the sale, production and consumption of alcohol
  • 28. 
    Gave women the right to vote
  • 29. 
     the summer of 1919 when a wave of strikes and riots swept over the country  
  • 30. 
    Battle over whether a teacher was allowed to teach evolution in Tennessee
  • 31. 
    Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson
  • 32. 
    The first Catholic to be nominated by a major political party to run for President
  • 33. 
    A collection of reforms brought about by FDR’s New Deal
  • 34. 
    Hitler’s girlfriend
  • 35. 
    June of 1942 when the US forces destroyed 4 Japanese aircraft carriers and turned control of the Pacific in favor of the Allied Forces  
  • 36. 
    A member of the Big Three (Prime Minister of England)
  • 37. 
    A member of the Big Three from Italy
  • 38. 
    The US provided weapons to countries which were fighting the spread of Nazism
  • 39. 
    Where the first atomic bomb was dropped (Japan)
  • 40. 
    Took over presidency after FDR
  • 41. 
    Senator who led a witch hunt for communists in the US government
  • 42. 
     leader of the communist forces in China
  • 43. 
    African American civil rights leader who worked for integration in nonviolent ways; won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964  
  • 44. 
    JFK’s brother – was shot but not killed – ran for presidency in 1968
  • 45. 
    Youngest president; stimulated the economy and invested funds in NASA program
  • 46. 
    Led a communist revolution in Cuba
  • 47. 
    War on poverty; president upon JFK’s assassination
  • 48. 
    Elected president in 1968 and was impeached
  • 49. 
     metaphorical divide between communist Eastern Europe and democratic Western Europe
  • 50. 
    Created a uniform civilian community
  • 51. 
    Prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, and national origin  
  • 52. 
    President Richard Nixon’s plan for gradually withdrawing American troops from Vietnam and letting the Vietnamese do most of the fighting
  • 53. 
    Unsuccessful attempt by the US government and Cuban refugees to overthrow the communist government in Cuba  
  • 54. 
    The first person to walk on the moon
  • 55. 
    Found out he was to become president on the day Richard Nixon resigned; the first person to occupy the Presidency and the Vice-Presidency without being elected to either office
  • 56. 
    Used his outsider status in Washington to his advantage when he said: “I have been accused of being an outsider.  I plead guilty.  Unfortunately, the cast majority of Americans are also outsiders.”
  • 57. 
    The Shiite Muslim religious leader who was living in exile in France that began flooding Iran with cassette tapes calling on the people to revolt during the Iranian Revolution; in January 1979 he returned to Iran in triumph and promptly set up a pure theocracy
  • 58. 
    The most innovative television program of the 1970s that aired racist and sexist behaviors and issues  
  • 59. 
    The economic policies of President Reagan based largely on supply-side economics, which advocates large tax cuts to increase private investments, which in turn will increase the nation’s supply of goods and services  
  • 60. 
    President Reagan’s plan to create a shield around the US that missiles could not penetrate.
  • 61. 
    The first woman to sit on the Supreme Court
  • 62. 
    A Nicaraguan group that overthrew President Anastasio Somoza Debayle in 1979
  • 63. 
    A Nicaraguan counterrevolutionary guerrilla force from 1979 to 1990; it opposed a left-wing government, with support from the United States
  • 64. 
    Held a variety of political positions prior to his presidency, including Vice President of the United States in the administration of Ronald Reagan (1981 – 1989) and Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) under Gerald R. Ford
  • 65. 
    A tanker that gained widespread infamy after the March 24, 1989 oil spill in which the tanker, captained by Joseph Hazelwood and bound for Long Beach, CA, hit Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef and spilled an estimated 10.8 million US gallons of crude oil  
  • 66. 
    Policies that take race, ethnicity, or gender into consideration in an attempt to promote equal opportunity  
  • 67. 
    A former general and the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989
  • 68. 
    President of Iraq from July 16, 1979 until April 9, 2003
  • 69. 
    Father of scientific management
  • 70. 
    Papers released to the press proving the Vietnam war was unwinnable
  • 71. 
    Robbers hired to rob the Watergate Hotel
  • 72. 
    Religious group that sought to bring religion back to politics
  • 73. 
    Soviet Union policy of openness
  • 74. 
    Leader of the Soviet Union who put in the Glasnost Policy
  • 75. 
    Black preacher that ran for President
  • 76. 
    First Iraq (Gulf) War:  Hussein was pushed back.