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Early 20th Century American History Quiz

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One of the defining events for America in the early 20th Century was the nation's joining of World War One in what year?
1915
1917
1919
1921

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One of the major reasons why America joined World War One was what infamous document from Germany which urged Mexico to attack the United States of America?
The Zeppelin Reimbursement Contract
The Liebowitz Demands
The Schlieffen Plan
The Zimmerman Telegram

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Theodore Roosevelt ascended to the presidency after what President of the United States was assassinated?
Warren G. Harding
Lyndon B. Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
William McKinley

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One of the major moments for progressive economic policy in America during this time period was the breakup of what oil company that held a monopoly over their market?
Standard Oil
American Oil
Exchange Oil
Eastern Oil Supply

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With America's participation in World War One, their primary military contribution was their offensive into what forest where they managed to conquer heavy German defenses?
The Gollean Forest
The Raier Forest
The Reichenbald Forest
The Argonne Forest

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What pair of brothers successfully tested one of the world's first flying machines near the town of Kitty Hawk?
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The Smithson Brothers
The Tallman Brothers
The Chen Brothers
The Wright Brothers

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In the aftermath of World War One, the world was beset by a massive pandemic of what disease?
Smallpox
Influenza
Polio
Meningitis

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What is the name of the scandal which rocked American politics after it was found out cabinet members of President Warren G. Harding had used their positions to lease oil reserves to private companies for uncompetitive rates?
The Petticoat Affair
The Bonus Army Incident
Watergate
Teapot Dome

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What American President made 14 famous points on how to build a more peaceful world following World War One?
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William H. Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Calvin Coolidge

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Black Tuesday was the first day of what major historical period?
World War One
The Great Depression
World War Two
Prohibition

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The Great Depression in America was exacerbated by what agricultural crisis that plagued America's farmland in the West?
The Dust Bowl
The Potato Famine
The Scouring
The Black Blight

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The Scopes Trial of 1925 was a major national affair where it was debated whether or not what topic should be taught in public schools?
World religions aside from Christianity
The Theory of Evolution
Sexual education
America's history of practicing slavery

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Theodore Roosevelt ended up splitting the Republican Party for a time when he founded and ran with the Progressive Party which is better known by what nickname?
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The Whig Party
The Bull Moose Party
The Green Party
The Know-Nothing Party

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Because of the economic prosperity and social changes that happened during, the Twenties in America are often described by historians with which of the following adjectives?
Roaring
Moving
Gilded
Funny

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One of the common symbols of the Roaring Twenties was what group of young women who wore short skirts and bobbed hair as well as listened to popular jazz music?
Sallies
Ronettes
Billies
Flappers

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America joined World War Two after what event?
D-Day
The Doolittle Raid
Pearl Harbor
The Battle of Midway

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The American naval forces began to turn the tide of the war against Japan following what critical battle in June 1942?
The Battle of Tokyo
The Battle of Iwo Jima
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of Okinawa

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During the Battle of the Bulge, what famous American general's tank command helped punch through Germany's last offensive in order to essentially shatter their military capabilities?
James Doolittle
Chester Nimitz
George Patton
Douglas MacArthur

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The end of World War Two came after the only ever use of nuclear weapons against another country. What country did America launch two nuclear bombs against to force their surrender?
Japan
Germany
The Soviet Union
Italy

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What famous car manufacturer created the modern assembly line with his factories in Michigan?
Henry Ford
Tony Titus
Andrew Carnegie
Cornelius Vanderbilt

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Following World War Two, what American president established a namesake doctrine which stated that America would aid any country that was threatened by communist expansion?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Harry Truman
Herbert Hoover
William H. Taft

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What amendment began Prohibition in America?
The 16th Amendment
The 18th Amendment
The 21st Amendment
The 23rd Amendment

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Prohibition caused a rise in the power of organized crime. What city became known as Gangland because men like Al Capone ruled it with their powerful connections?
Dallas
Boston
Los Angeles
Chicago

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What constitutional amendment ended Prohibition?
The 17th Amendment
The 19th Amendment
The 21st Amendment
The 24th Amendment

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What American president who was elected during the early 20th Century has the distinction of being the man elected to the presidency more times than any other?
Calvin Coolidge
Harry Truman
Ronald Reagan
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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F.D.R. helped lift America out of the Great Depression through what radical program of economic expansion and regulation?
The New Deal
The Square Deal
The Great Society
The Bright Day

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What Catholic priest gained notoriety in America and Canada for his popular radio programs in the Thirties where he spread antisemitic and pro-fascist propaganda?
Unger Hoellenweiss
Maxwell Bialik
Charles Coughlin
Grand Gottfried

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What is the name of the major American economic program which provided funds to rebuild European countries after World War Two in attempt to keep them from falling to communist influences?
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The Bowers Plan
The Marshall Plan
The von Braun Plan
The Yelnev Plan

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What event during the Great Depression saw tens of thousands of protesting veteran families descend upon Washington D.C. to demand immediate payment of bonuses they received for their services?
The Boxcar Pulls
The Haymarket Affair
The Bonus Army incident
Occupy Wallstreet

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What was the codename of the secret project which allowed America to build the world's first atomic bombs?
The Mississippi River Project
The Baton Rouge Project
The Cleveland Project
The Manhattan Project

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