American History

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  1. These people uncovered political corruption and unsafe working conditions using journalism.
    muckrakers
  2. Who exposed the Standard Oil Trust in articles written for McClure’s magazine.
    Ida Tarbell
  3. This text exposed the horrors of the meatpacking industry.
    The Jungle
  4. He supported progressive reforms as governor of Wisconsin.
    Robert La Follette
  5. This gave voters the right to decide if a bill or legislative amendment should be passed.
    referendum
  6. Which act strengthened the Interstate Commerce Commission?
    Hepburn Act
  7. Which act protected labor union activity from being considered a monopoly?
    Clayton Antitrust Act
  8. What state extended suffrage to women before 1920?
    Wyoming
  9. What Constitutional amendment gave women the national right to vote?
    Nineteenth
  10. _______ is an antonym of temperance.
    Excess
  11. Which of the following legislation passed to support the Eighteenth Amendment?
    Volstead Act
  12. Al Capone was convicted of
    tax evasion
  13. During prohibition, where was it was legal to produce alcohol?
    Canada
  14. The Red Scare was the fear of
    communism.
  15. He set up raids to search for Communists.
    Mitchell Palmer
  16. The Espionage Act allowed the government to
    limit free speech.
  17. Who prosecuted John Scopes?
    William Jennings Bryan
  18. Which of the following was legal in Tennessee in 1920?
    teaching creationism
  19. Who wrote the African-American National Anthem?
    James Weldon Johnson
  20. _____ was the African-American cultural rebirth during the 1920s.
    Harlem Renaissance
  21. He painted realistic scenes.
    Edward Hopper
  22. The National Broadcast System
    is affiliated with radio stations.
  23. The Jazz Singer was
    the first film with sound.
  24. ________ homes bought radios in the 1920s.
    14 million
  25. How many people attended movies by 1930?
    90 million per week
  26. What did the National Woman’s Suffrage Association become after passage of the Nineteenth Amendment?
    League of Women Voters
  27. An economy built upon people’s ability to purchase goods is called a
    consumer economy.
  28. In 1927, companies spent over _____ in advertising dollars.
    1.5 billion
  29. What was the largest industry in the United States during the 1920s?
    automobile
  30. The avoidance of economic and political alliances is called
    isolationism.
  31. Who was the Secretary of the Treasury during the Coolidge administration?
    Andrew Mellon
  32. The scandal involving giving oil-drilling rights to private companies was called
    the Teapot Dome scandal.
  33. What was the business attitude of Calvin Coolidge?
    laissez-faire
  34. Buying stocks on margin means to
    buy stocks with credit.
  35. Most Americans earned
    under $2,000 per year.
  36. After the stock market crash, banks
    lost money and closed.
  37. ______ is the Gross National Product.
    The total value of goods and services produced annually
  38. Who wrote the Grapes of Wrath?
    John Steinbeck
  39. Herbert Hoover set up this entity to provide businesses loans.
    RFC
  40. What was the name given to a group of veterans who congregated at the White House to ask for their bonus?
    Bonus Army
  41. Which entity ensured bank deposits of up to $5,000?
    FDIC
  42. The Social Security Act provided regular paychecks to
    Unemployed people.
  43. Who rose to power in Germany during the 1930s?
    Adolph Hitler
  44. ________ was known as a Fascist leader in Italy during WWII.
    Benito Mussolini
  45. Who was the leader in Japan who advocated war with the United States during the 1940s?
    General Hideki Toyo
  46. He served as the American President during World War II.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
  47. What term means lightning war
    Correct Answer: blitzkrieg
  48. _______ is a system in which the government has complete ownership of the land and property.
    Communism
  49. What was implemented by the United States in which the president had the authority to provide aid to any nation whose defense was in jeopardy and served as a threat to American national security?
    Lend-Lease Act
  50. Which of the following terms mean to join or attach?
    annex
  51. Who was responsible for moving the American Pacific Fleet from San Diego, California to Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian islands?
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
  52. Which of the following was a major cause that led to the United States; involvement in World War II?
    attack of Pearl Harbor

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