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Which country did we fight the Spanish American war to free from Spanish control

Cuba

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America became the leading what after defeating the Spanish in the Spanish American war

Workd power

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Where did USA train a military insurgence to overthrow Fidel Castro

Cuba

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What was the disaster/ embarrassment to Kennedy's administration

Bay of Pigs

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What was the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Soviet Union placed nuclear missiles in Cuba. President Kennedy ordered a naval blockade of Cuba.

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What country wrote the Zimmerman Telegram and to who

Germany wrote the letter and sent it to Mexico

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What did the Cuban Missile Crisis result in?

The us and soviets communicate better

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What country did Ronald Reagan trade guns to for cash and hostages in Iran

Nicaragua

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What sea is south of Cuba and above South America

Corribean sea

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Korematsu vs. US

Supreme Court Case ruled that the internment of these Japanese Americans was constitutional

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Where was D-Day?

Normandy, France

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Which countries were axis powers in ww2

Germany, Italy, Japan

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Which countries were Allies in ww2

United States, Britain, France

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Where are Sacco and Vanzetti from

Italy

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Where was the Suez Canal crisis

Egypt

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What 2 countries fought each other for the control of the Suez Canal

Isreal and Egypt

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What did Jimmy Carter get a noble piece prize for

He got isreal and Egypt to sigh the camp David peace accord

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What is the Camp David Accords?

Peace treaty between isreal and Egypt

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What is Island hopping

Hopping from one island to another taking control of it

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Where was island hopping used?

Pacific, Japan

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What is OPEC?

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

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What did OPEC do?

Regulated the supply and price of oil

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Due to opec what were modern cars power by

Battery

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What was the division line of Vietnam

17th parallel

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Who were in control of the north half of vietnam

Communists/ soviets

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Who were in control of the south half of vietnam

Us/ democracy

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What is the domino theory

the idea that if a nation falls under communist control, nearby nations will also fall under communist control

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What is the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?

Request by Lyndon B. Johnson to be able to take all necessary measures to prevent Communism from spreading in Southeast Asia without the declaration of war

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What did the war powers act do

congress must aprove any act of war

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What did Japan bomb

Pearl Harbor

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What ocean was used for unrestricted submarine warfare

Atlantic Ocean

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What is the iron curtain

The division between Germany's communist East and democratic West.

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What side of Germany does nato own

Left

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What happened to Korea when the Korean War ended

It ended up divided

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What Cold War country helped North Korea

The Soviet Union

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What Cold War country helped South Korea

USA

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What is containment

stopping the spread of communism

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What is the sunbelt?

a region of the United States generally considered to stretch across the Southeast and Southwest.

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What is the Rust Belt?

Parts of the northeastern and midwestern US that are characterized by declining industry, aging factories, and a decreasing population.

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What is manifest destiny

The belief that the United States had the RIGHT and the DUTY to expand west.

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What is the battle of wounded knee

The natives vs white settlers

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What is the homestead act

Offered 160 acres of land to head of household

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What is the Dawes act

An attempt to assimilate native americans

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What is bimetalism

gold and silver to back currency

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What was the Populist Party?

A third party to improve to lives of the common man

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Who made the cross of gold speech

William Jennings Bryan

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What is the significance of the cross of gold speech

It was basically saying the the gold standard is killing us and we need to switch to silver

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Which industry is Carnegie

Steel

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Which industry is Rockefeller

Oil

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What was the Interstate Commerce Act?

A law to try to stop monopolies

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What was the Sherman Anti-Trust Act?

outlawed monopolies

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What were the knights of labor

A union who was the most inclusive: incorporating women, multiple races, and not exclusively railroad workers

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What was the haymarket riot

Protest against police brutality

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What was American Federation of Labor

A union by Samuel Gompers that only allowed skilled white men

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What means dealing with other countries

Foreign policy

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What means dealings inside US

Domestic Policy

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What does rural mean

country

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What does urban mean

city

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Economic issues deals with what

Money

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Political issues deals with what

Laws

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Plessy v. Ferguson

Separate but equal

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Brown v board

Outlawed segregation in schools; overturned Plessy vs. Ferguson

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Gideon v. Wainwright

A person who cannot afford an attorney may have one appointed by the government

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Miranda vs. Arizona

The accused must be notified of their rights before being questioned by the police

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Roe v. Wade

(1973) legalized abortion on the basis of a woman's right to privacy

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Schenk v. U.S.

Speech that creates a "clear and present danger"---especially during war times—can be limited. Free speech is not "absolute".

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Nixon v. US

Executive privilege is not an excuse to withhold evidence/ Followed by impeachment

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Bush v. Gore

Use of 14th Amendment's equal protection clause to stop the Florida recount in the election of 2000.

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Court packing

Where FDR tried to add more members to the Supreme Court to pass his programs.

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Sacco and Vanzetti Case

Famous case in which two immigrants were accused of murder/ there was no hard evidence, yet they were put to death anyway/ showed how much Americans distrusted foreigners

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Scopes Trial

1925 trial of a Tennessee schoolteacher for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution

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Chinese Exclusion Act

1882 law that prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers

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What was a cheap substance for immigrants

Americans

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What are kickbacks

illegal payments for services/ bribes

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Patronage

The giving of government jobs to people who had helped a candidate get elected

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Pendleton civil service act

Written exam to become a govt official

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Muckrakers

Journalists who exposed corruption in a society

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What is Yellow journalism

journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration.

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Who passed the Meat Inspection Act?

Teddy Roosevelt

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What group wanted to ban alcohol

Women Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)

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19th ammendment

Women's suffrage

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Who were the trust busters

Taft Roosevelt and Wilson

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What did the federal trade commission do

It monitored business practices that might lead to monopoly

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What did the federal reserve system do

Regulated banking

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What was one result of immigration to the northeastern US during the early twentieth century

Cities became more density populated

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Imperialism

domination by one country of the political, economic, or cultural life of another country or region

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Rough Riders

volunteer soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt during the Battle of San Juan hill

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Jingoism diplomacy

Says that US will intervene in Latin America when we feel it is in our economic interest

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What was the open door notes

US used it to gain equal trade for all nations with access to China

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What diplomacy was Roosevelt

Big Stick

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What diplomacy was Taft

Dollar

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What diplomacy was Wilson

Moral

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Sedition acts

Made it illegal to say anything negative of war

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Why did US not join the League of Nations

So we don't get involved in future wars

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What was a growing fear a communism known as

The red scare

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What is a quota?

Maximum limits on the number of people who could immigrate to the United States from each country during a 1-year period.

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Washington Naval Conference

1921--Britain, France, Italy, Japan & US agree to limit size of navy

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Kellog-Briand Peace Pact

An unrealistic agreement made in 1928 to outlaw was and establish world peace.

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Teapot Dome Scandal

corruption by a Harding cabinet member, who took bribes to allow oil drilling on public lands

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18th amendment

Prohibition of alcohol

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