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100

This was Huey Long's strategy to gain statewide support for his road-building program.

What is paving a few miles of road in each parish?

100

This was Huey Long's economic plan that he said was better than President Roosevelt's New Deal.

What is the Share-Our-Wealth program?

100

This was the reason that the United States formally entered World War II.

What was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?

100

She was one of the first African-American students to integrate New Orleans public schools.

Who is Ruby Bridges?

100

This action, utilized during World War II, was designed to prevent cities from being seen at night by enemy aircraft.

What were blackouts?

200

This was Huey Long's strategy to make sure he got the votes of all the poor people in the state who supported his programs.

What is elimination of the poll tax?

200

This agency, part of the New Deal, provided pensions to the elderly and unemployment benefits to citizens who had lost their jobs.

What is the Social Security Administration (SSA)?

200

This was the purpose of victory gardens planted by American civilians during the war. 

What was to provide fresh vegetables for their own families in order to conserve resources for soldiers?

200

This Supreme Court ruling declared that separate-but-equal facilities were unconstitutional.

What is Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka? 

200

This was a program that limited the amount of certain products, such as shoes and tires, that people could buy during World War II.

What was rationing?

300

This policy, which reduces the value of one's property for tax purposes, was first enacted to keep citizens from losing their homes and farms during the Great Depression.

What is the homestead exemption?

300

This New Deal agency provided jobs for strong young men to work on construction projects in rural areas. 

What was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)?

300

During World War II, this is how Americans symbolically showed that they had a son or husband away in the service.

What was a star worn on one's lapel or placed in a window?

300

Civil rights demonstrations grew after World War II because of the influence of these people. 

Who were the returning African-American soldiers?

300

This type of non-violent demonstration often occurred during the 1950's at lunch counters where African-Americans were refused service. 

What was a "sit-in"?

400

It was the ultimate consequence of Huey Long's censorship after the L.S.U. student newspaper published an article that criticized the governor.

What is expulsion from college for several members of the newspaper staff?

400

After so many banks failed during the Great Depression, this agency was created by the federal government to assure the public that it was safe to put their money in banks again.

What is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)?

400

This act of Congress provided money that returning soldiers could use to go to college or buy a home.

What was the Servicemen's Readjustment Act (also known as the "G.I.Bill")?

400

This demonstration was effective because car owners provided rides to strikers, and because the government experienced economic stress as a result.

What was the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott?

400

This was the name for the mock wars that were conducted in Louisiana at the start of World War II.

What were the Maneuvers?

500

This was how Huey Long convinced leaders in north Louisiana who did not want free textbooks for their children to accept the books.

What was the threat of not moving forward with the construction of a planned air base near Shreveport?

500

This New Deal agency provided jobs for builders, artists, and painters to construct and improve buildings, auditoriums, stadiums, parks, etc. 

What is the Works Progress Administration (WPA)?

500

These groups provided facilities where American soldiers could go for relaxation and entertainment.

What were United Service Organizations (USOs)?

500

These terms describe how members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) were different from typical members of the NAACP.

What is younger, more militant, more aggressive?

(Any similar answers are acceptable.)

500

This word means to re-draw district lines in a certain way for political purposes.

What is gerrymander?