A 65 mile march for all the US Soldiers left in Japan after being left by General McArthur.
What was Doolittle's Raid?
When Doolittle had the idea to launch b-25 bombers off aircraft carrier USS Hornet to bomb Japan.
What was Operation Cartwheel?
Island hoping from Australia, to New Guinea to the Phillipines.
What was the mountain on which the famous picture of the marines lifting the flag on Iwo Jima was taken, and who took the picture?
Who was the commander of Afrika Corps?
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel "Dessert Fox"
What was our first battles with the Germans?
Casseron Pass, then into Italy through Salerno to support the troops in Sicily.
What was the Gustoff Line?
Line at which Germans held off Americans in Italy.
What was Operation Anvil?
An amphibious assault at Anzio, as a counter attack to the Gustoff Line.
What was Operation Overlord?
D-Day, when we invaded Normandy. Omaha and Utah Beach. Lead by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
What was the Battle of the Bulge?
When the Americans pushed the Germans back, the 101st Airborne got stuck at Bastogne and were surrounded for 3 weeks until the weather lightened up.
When we invaded Germany, where were we told to stop so the Russians could catch up?
What happened at Remasen?
We were stuck at the Rhine River and could not find a way to cross until we found a bridge at Remasen. The bridge had c4 planted on it, we crossed anyways and the c4 misfired which allowed us to take control of it.
What happened on 7 May 1945?
V.E. Day, victory in Europe.
What is the name for the systematic extermination of under menschen(under people)?
Who did we use in communications, nick named "code talkers."
What were the two types of women workers during WW2?
Rosie the Riveter-Industrial workers
Government Girls-Secritaries/Whitehouse Workers
Who won the election of 1944?
Who was his V.P.?
Harry S. Truman
Which President was burried at Hyde Park, after having a stroke while getting his picture taken?
What was the Manhattan Project?
Our making the Atomic bomb.
Who was in charge of the Manhattan Project? Civilian and Military.
J. Robert Oppenheimer-Civilian
General Leslie Growes-Military
What was the name for the succesful testing of the atomic bomb?
Where was Truman made known of the atomic bomb?
The Potsdam Conference
What was the name of the plane and pilot that dropped "Little Boy" onto Hiroshima?
Col. Paul Tibbetts
What was the name, location and type of the first bomb we dropped on Japan?
What was the name, type and location of the second bomb we dropped on Japan?
Where did the Japanese surrender take place?
USS Missouri, which is were Truman was from.
Who was the WW2 hero that killed 240+ enemies?
Who were the Big 3?
What happened at the Casablanca Conference?
They planned the invasion of Sicily.
What was discussed at the Teheran Conference?
The cross channel invasion.
What happened at the Yalta Conference?
They planned the division of Germany into 4 zones of occupation.
What were the nations in the United Nations security council?
U.S., G.B., France, U.S.S.R. and China
Who was the leader of the Republic of China?(free)
Who was the leader of communist China?
Who decided that the only way the U.S. could keep communism from spreading was by containment?
George F. Kennan "Mr. X"
What was the Truman Doctrine?
The US would come to the assistance of any free country resisting communist aggression.
What was the Marshall Plan?
The US would give $13 billion to rebuild 17 European nations.
What was created by the National Security Act of 1947?
National Security Council(NSC)
Department of Defense (DOD)
U.S. Air Force
Central Intelligence Agency(CIA)
What was the Berlin Crisis?
Yugoslavia, lead by Marshall Tito, decided to declare independence from U.S.S.R. The U.S. supported them, which lead the U.S.S.R. to put a blockade around Berlin.
What was the Warsaw Pact?
Union between communist countries.
What provided educational benefits and job opportunities for veterans?
Serviceman's Readjustment Act (GI Bill)
Which president was famous for saying "The Buck Stops Here," promised all Americans a Fair Deal, expanded social security and raised unemployment?
Which act declared it illegal union shop, provided open shop?
Who won the election of 1948?
Who replaced General McArthur during the US Atlantic at Enchong?
Who was the actor known as "T-10" that spied on the screen actors guild for communist activity?
Who was the former communist that claimed Alger Hiss had given him secret government information, later to be known as the pumpkin papers?
Who was the defector in the pumpkin papers that Richard Nixon was determined to send to jail, even though the statute of limitations had passed?
Who were the masterminds in giving our atomic bomb secrets to the U.S.S.R. and given the death sentance?
Julius and Ethel Rosenburg
Who won the election of 1952, who was the V.P.?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
When accused of taking bribes and innapropriate campaign contributions, what did Richard Nixon say?
Yes, they gave me a dog, Checkers, and I'm not giving him back.
In which act did the government spend $25 billion for 40,000 miles of interstate?
Federal Highway Act
What were the names of the first two types of computers?
Eniac and Uniac
What caused a 20% population increase?
Who lead the AFL-CIO?
Who was the leader of the Teamsters that was sent to jail for misapropreation of union funds, the mysteriously disappeared?
What was the name for small cheap suburbs built after WW2?
Levittowns, built by William Levitt
Who said that raising a child should be child centered, in his book Baby and Childcare?
Dr. Benjamin Spock
Who invented, and what was the name of the first vaccine that was effective in preventing polio?
What was the name of the first two Russian sattelites to go into space?
What was the name of the dog sent into space on Sputnik II?
What was the name of the chimp sent into space on the Explorer 1?
Who was the first human into space?
Who was the first American to go into space?
Who was the first American to orbit the earth?
Who were the first men on the moon?
Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin
What was the name for the original hippies back in the 1950's?
What court case eliminated Seperate but Equal?
Brown vs. Board of Education
What was the name of the High School in Little Rock, Arkansas where President Eisenhower had to call in the National Guard in ordert to restore peace and desegregation of the school had been ordered?
Central High School
What was the name of the first woman chosen to do the sit down strike on a bus, which was eventually done by Rosa Parks?
Who was the first black pro baseball player?
Who won the election of 1956?
What was the name of Eisenhowers plan for reducing the size of the military and increasing the number of nuclear weapons, and what did it create?
Who staged a revolution against the Leader of Cuba, Fugencio Batista?
Fidel Castro, assisted by Che Querva
Who was the leader of Russia?
Who was flying a Lockhead U-2 when it was shot down over Russia?
Francis Gary Powers
Who won the election of 1960 and who was his V.P.?
John F. Kennedy
The peace corps and Green Berets were both started by which presidents "New Frontier" program?
What was the Bay of Pigs?
A military failure, started by the CIA under the Ike administration, in which trained anti-Castro Cuban exiles where sent to Cuba to start a revolution. It was carried out under the Kennedy administration and we pulled out most of the air support at the last minute leading to a slaughter of the revolutionaries.
What was created to keep communists in East Germany?
What was the Cuban Missile Crisis?
We had missiles in Turkey pointed at Russia, so Russia put missiles in Cuba and pointed them at us. Lead to a standoff, and Russia blinked first.
J.F.K. was assassinated in Dallas, TX by ___________, who was assassinated by ___________ just a few days later.
Lee Harvey Oswald
Which President created Medicare, Medicaid, head start, and food stamps as part of a Great Society?
Who was the first black supreme court justice, and who put him into power?
Who won the election of 1964 and who was his V.P.?
Who was the first black cabinet member, and what was the position created for him?
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Who staged freedom rides that resulted in their bus getting burned down in Anniston, AL?
Student Non-Violent Action Committee
Congress of Racial Equality
What was the name of the black student that was admitted to the University of Mississippi, which ended with the National Guard being mobilized?
Who was the Mayor of Mississippi that decided no to let James Meredith, the black student, into the University of Mississippi?
What is the name of the place where JFK was shot?
Dealy Plaza, Dallas, Texas
Who put a stop to the Non-Violent protests, using kids, lead by Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham, AL?
Police Commisioner, Eugene "Bull" Conner
Who were the two perspective students that George Wallace tried to keep out of the University of Alabama?
James Hood and Vivian Malone
Which NAACP leader was shot dead in his front yard the same day as the George Wallace, University of Alabama incident?
The largest civil rights was in ______________ and _______ people attended.
What happened at the 16th St. Baptist Church?
Four little girls died while attending Sunday School Service.
What was the name for northerners coming down south to register blacks to vote?
What was the name for the event when 600 protesters left a church and tried to cross a bridge?
What is the name for black muslims?
Nation of Islam
What is the name of the group founded by Huey Newton, that was an openly armed militant group?
Who was the leader of Vietnam, started the resistance group, Vietminh, and became leader of North Vietnam?
Ho Chi Min
What is the name of the line that seperates North and South Vietnam?
Who was the president of South Vietnam and who was the police cheif?
Ngo Dihn Dien
Ngo Dihn Nhu
What did the monks in Vietnam do as a protest?
Innalations, setting themselves on fire in the middle of streets.
Who approved the assassination of Ngo Dihn Dien, and Ngo Dihn Nhu, the president and police cheif of South Vietnam?
What was the Tonkin Gulf Resolution?
The US Military take all means possible to protect ourselves against Vietnam.
What was Operation Rolling Thunder?
The intermitent bombing of Vietnam from 1965-1972.
What was the name of paramilitary in Vietnam, civilians during the day, but ran military operations at night?
What was it called when North Vietnamese Army and Vietcong attacked 5 of 6 major cities in South Korea?
What was Passification?
Relocate South Vietnamese villagers to camps to keep them safe from the Vietcong.
Where was Martin Luther King Jr. shot?
2nd floor of the Loraine Hotel in Memphis, TN.
Who shot R.F.K. in the head as he was leaving a hotel in Las Vegas through the kitchen?