U.S. History : History from 1901-1945

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : History From 1901 1945

The Trail of Broken Treaties was a protest intended to bring attention to _________________.

Possible Answers:

None of these

the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion in the United States

the plight of Palestinian refugees

the historical and ongoing institutional abuse of indigenous communities in the United States

Correct answer:

the historical and ongoing institutional abuse of indigenous communities in the United States

Explanation:

The Trail of Broken Treaties was a nationwide protest intended to bring attention to the historical and ongoing mistreatment of Native American communities. After a standoff in a federal building, some treaty re-negotiations were eventually undertaken. The position paper of the protesters highlighted both historical injustices and broken promises (like the 1871 Indian Appropriations Act), and a revision of current State and Federal laws.

Example Question #1 : History From 1901 1945

Which of the following political figures of the early 20th century ran for President as a Socialist, winning 6% of the vote in 1912?

Possible Answers:

Karl H. Wiik

Huey Long

Charles Coughlin

Eugene Debs

Correct answer:

Eugene Debs

Explanation:

The description in question only matches Eugene Debs, a noted civil rights advocate and proponent of democratic socialism. Debs is considered a principle figure in anti-corporate rhetoric and protest in the United States. Huey Long was the populist governor of Louisiana who ran for President but was assassinated; he also followed Debs in terms of the timing of his active political career. Charles Coughlin was a wildly popular radio preacher who supported Long's national political aspirations. Karl H. Wiik was the person who nominated Eugene Debs for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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