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A former slave,_________ became an outspoken advocate for abolition, temperance, and civil and women's rights in the nineteenth century. Her Civil War work earned her an invitation to meet President Abraham Lincoln in 1864

Sojourner Truth

100

 an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

George Washington

100

____ fair, also known as a universal exhibition or an expo, is a large international exhibition designed to showcase the achievements of nations. In 1904 the ____ fair in St. Louis, Missouri would showcase an exhibit called "The zoo" and would end with the "Savage Olympics" as a parallel to the Summer Olympics.

World's Fair

100

The ______, also known as  American War of Independence, secured American independence from Great Britain. Fighting began on April 19, 1775, followed by the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Revolutionary War

100

On July 20, 1969, American astronauts _______ (1930-2012) and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon.

Neil Armstrong

200



______was a labor lawyer, suffragist, socialist and journalist who authored model legislation and helped create political organizations that survived this century's turmoil. In 1917,_____ Baldwin and Norman Thomas, together with other supporters, established the National Civil Liberties Bureau, an organization that would later become the ACLU

Crystal Eastman

200

_______ brokered a deal that positioned his company as the sole munitions and supplies purchaser during World War I for the British and French governments, bringing his company a 1% commission on $3 billion ($30 million). He was also a banking broker for financing to foreign governments both during and after the war. His company now is  know as "Chase Bank"

200


______ was a series of forced displacements of approximately 60,000 American Indians of the "Five Civilized Tribes" between 1830 and 1850 by the United States government. Part of the Indian removal, the ethnic cleansing was gradual, occurring over a period of nearly two decades.

The Trail of Tears

200

The United States detonated two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of ________ and _______ on 6 and 9 August 1945, respectively. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

200

_____ was the name of the first (permanent English) American colony. It was named after a King in 1607.

Jamestown

300

she became an organizer for the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers union. In 1902, she was called "the most dangerous woman in America" for her success in organizing mine workers and their families against the mine owners.  In 1903, to protest the lax enforcement of the child labor laws in the Pennsylvania mines and silk mills, she organized a children's march from Philadelphia to the home of President Theodore Roosevelt in New York.

Mary "Mother" Jones

300

a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system.

Nikola Tesla

300

Between 1869 and the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of Native American children were removed from their homes and families and placed in _____ operated by the federal government and the churches.

Boarding schools or " assimilation schools"

300

The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944  often referred to as ______ 

D-Day

300

Passed in 1919, the 18th amendment prevented the sale of alcoholic beverages marking the start of the ______ era

Prohibition 

400

________was an American investigative journalist, educator, and early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People._____was awarded a Pulitzer Prize "for her outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans during the era of lynching."

Ida B. Wells

400

Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, ______ helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

400

During World War II, under executive ________ the United States forcibly relocated and incarcerated about 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, most of whom lived on the Pacific Coast, in concentration camps in the western interior of the country. Approximately two-thirds of the inmates were United States citizens.

Order 9066

400

was the name given to the drought-stricken Southern Plains region of the United States, which suffered severe dust storms during a dry period in the 1930s. As high winds and choking dust swept the region from Texas to Nebraska, people and livestock were killed and crops failed across the entire region.

Dust Bowl

400

President Abraham Lincoln issued the_________on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The__________ declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free

 Emancipation Proclamation

500

On September 4, 1886, the great Apache warrior _______ surrendered in Skeleton Canyon, Arizona, after fighting for his homeland for almost 30 years. He was the last American Indian warrior to formally surrender to the United States.He spent the rest of his life as a prisoner of war and a scout for the U.S. Army, though he gained popularity as an attraction at the St. Louis World's Fair and Wild West shows. He also was one of six Indians to march in the 1905 inaugural parade for President Theodore Roosevelt.

Geronimo

500

a cartoonist and author for children, was also a liberal and a moralist who expressed his views in his books through the use of ridicule, satire, wordplay, nonsense words, and wild drawings.______drew over 400 cartoons for the New York newspaper PM. This was during the two years that he was the chief editorial cartoonist (1941-1943). Many of these cartoons were directed towards the war, Adolf Hitler, and Japan. In particular his cartoons about Japan were savagely racist and urged the killing of "Japs".Over 200 of these cartoons have been republished, most of which hadn't been published anywhere since their original debut in PM 

500

_______massacre was one of the most horrific incidents of violence committed against unarmed civilians during the Vietnam War. A company of American soldiers brutally killed most of the people—women, children and old men

Mai Lai

500

were a series of four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks carried out by the militant Islamic extremist network al-Qaeda against the United States.

9/11 attacks

500

Between 1941 and 1944, _______ Studios devoted over 90% of its wartime output to producing training, propaganda, entertainment, and public-service films, publicity and print campaigns, and over 1,200 insignia, while also deploying a group of talented artists, including ________ himself, to Latin America on a Goodwill Tour. 

Walt Disney

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