Which application of a new technology can be attributed to an invention of Thomas Edison?
While my solutions were a little less complex than those offered by FDR, . . . I played a kind of New Deal cowboy who never hesitated to tackle many of the same problems.
—Gene Autry, country-and-western singer and actor
Why were country-and-western performers such as Gene Autry popular with U.S. radio audiences during the 1930s?
It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. This policy shall be put into effect as rapidly as possible, having due regard to the time required to effectuate any necessary changes without impairing efficiency or morale.
—President Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9981, July 26, 1948
Which of the following contributed to President Truman’s decision to issue this order?
Which conclusion about the U.S. economy is most supported by the information on this time line?
How does this excerpt reflect a significant turning point in American history?
Which occurrence was a result of the shift in the number of births that began in 1946?
Tonight I want to have an unpleasant talk with you about a problem that is unprecedented in our history. With the exception of preventing war, this is the greatest challenge that our country will face during our lifetime. . . . It’s a problem that we will not be able to solve in the next few years, and it’s likely to get progressively worse through the rest of this century. . . . The oil and natural gas that we rely on for 75 percent of our energy are simply running out. In spite of increased effort, domestic production has been dropping steadily at about 6 percent a year. Imports have doubled in the last 5 years.... Unless profound changes are made to lower oil consumption, we now believe that early in the 1980s the world will be demanding more oil than it can produce.
—President Jimmy Carter, address to the nation, April 18, 1977
Which course of action did President Carter propose in order to solve this problem for the next generation?
What was the most likely result of the publication of images such as this 1906 political cartoon?
How did the event in this headline impact the Civil Rights movement?
As social conditions become more equal, the number of persons increases who, although they are neither rich enough nor powerful enough to exercise any great influence over their fellow-creatures, have nevertheless acquired or retained sufficient education and fortune to satisfy their own wants. They owe nothing to any man, they expect nothing from any man; they acquire the habit of always considering themselves as standing alone, and they are apt to imagine that their whole destiny is in their own hands.
—Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835
Which American value is described in this excerpt?
How did the process shown in this photograph enhance the automobile industry?
In November 1942, the National War Labor Board (NWLB) adopted the policy of “equal pay for equal work,” which had not been standard practice in industry.
What was the most likely purpose of this National War Labor Board order?
What was the goal of the actions on this time line?
This excerpt is from a book written by a Norwegian man who immigrated to the United States in the late 1800s.
Then west by train on road and route not known to us. We saw mountains, which must have been the Alleghenies, and felt much depressed. Was that America? Had we been fooled? We expected to see flat ground with no timber or boulders to clear. When we came far enough to see that kind of country our spirits rose again....
—Andreas Ueland, Recollections of an Immigrant
These immigrants were relieved when they saw the type of land they were expecting because they —
Which challenges prompted New York City to take these actions?
Which organizations correctly complete this table?
II. Absolute freedom of navigation upon the seas, outside territorial waters, alike in peace and in war, except as the seas may be closed in whole or in part by international action for the enforcement of international covenants.
—President Woodrow Wilson, Fourteen Points
Which of the causes underlying World War I was this provision of the Fourteen Points intended to prevent?
Skateboarding started in the late 1940s and early 1950s. California surfers wanted to find a way to surf when the water was calm. The modern skateboard originated from attaching wheels to simple wooden boards that resembled surfboards.
Which of the following developments is best illustrated by this information?
What role did the Supreme Court play in this declaration?
In 1884 Toynbee Hall was founded in a poor neighborhood in London. The primary mission of Toynbee Hall was to offer services to those in need, but it also gave university students first-hand experience with the effects of poverty. This allowed the students to develop practical solutions to further assist people in need. Many reformers in the United States soon adopted this model.
This model was evident in the United States through the works of —
Which technological advancement was developed in installations near these cities during World War II?
What was the most likely topic of discussion between these men?
________________: A term that originated during President Lyndon Johnson’s administration to describe the perception of a discrepancy between public statements and actual policies.
Which term completes this definition?
How did the Voting Rights Act of 1965 contribute to the changes shown in this table?
Who is the recipient of this award?
Which of the following was implemented in 1913 to solve these problems?
Which factor facilitated statehood for the darker–shaded areas?
The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns.
—George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796
Which group followed the advice given in this address?
In the spring of 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Chester A. Arthur. This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration. . . . When the exclusion act expired in 1892, Congress extended it for 10 years in the form of the Geary Act.
—“Chinese Exclusion Act (1882),” National Archives and Records Administration, www.ourdocuments.gov (accessed August 31, 2013)
What was the main reason given for the creation of these restrictions?
How did this treaty contribute to the end of the Cold War?
These gasoline rationing stamps were printed beginning in January 1974, but were never used. Which situation led the U.S. government to print these coupons?
Innovations in which industry will most likely make this kind of surgery possible?
Which industry is most responsible for these quality–of–life improvements?
It was during the First World War that a silent pilgrimage took its first steps within the borders of this country. . . . It would not end until the 1970s. . . . Over the course of six decades, some six million black southerners left the land of their forefathers and fanned out across the country for an uncertain existence in nearly every other corner of America....
—Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, 2010
What was a primary reason for the demographic shift described in this excerpt?
Which similarity completes this Venn diagram?
What was the purpose of this type of Office of War Information poster?
Which two amendments should replace the question marks in this excerpt?
The attack took place on American soil, but it was an attack on the heart and soul of the civilized world. And the world has come together to fight a new and different war, the first, and we hope the only one, of the 21st century. A war against all those who seek to export terror, and a war against those governments that support or shelter them.
—President George W. Bush, news conference, October 11, 2001
Which event prompted this speech by President Bush?
What was a result of the social problems presented in this 1917 political cartoon?
Which action replaces the question mark on this cause-and-effect diagram?
This legislation affected how federal employees were hired. The law now required government jobs to be —
We claim for ourselves every single right that belongs to a freeborn American, political, civil and social; and until we get these rights we will never cease to protest and assail the ears of America. The battle we wage is not for ourselves alone but for all true Americans.
—W. E. B. Du Bois, Niagara Movement Address to the Country, 1906
How did the ideas presented in this address affect the early Civil Rights movement in the United States?
Which New Deal agency was created to specifically serve this population?
What were photographs such as this one taken by Lewis Hine primarily intended to accomplish?
Lacrosse gained popularity . . . in the mid-nineteenth century... [in] the urban areas of New York, Philadelphia, and especially Baltimore and Annapolis. Advent of the synthetic stick and conversion of the field to a hockey-like box . . . in the 1930s made lacrosse even more popular. . . . Sporadically disappearing and reappearing, today the old native game enjoys a record following. Organized professional leagues have surfaced during the past two decades, and college intramural and varsity lacrosse, which have long thrived in the northeast, are established at state universities across the South and West.
—Anthony Aveni, Colonial Williamsburg Journal, 2010
A student could use this excerpt in a paper about the —
Which action completes this cause-and-effect diagram?
Which box lists characteristics of the 1960s?
Which action best explains the differences shown in these photographs?