'C' American History

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Can you answer the American history questions whose answers all begin with 'C'?

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Which president, who served from 1977 to 1981, created the Departments of Energy and Education?
What was the post-World War II period of military and political tension between the U.S. and the USSR?
Which Mexican-American activist organized the United Farm Workers union in the 1970s?
What device did Eli Whitney invent in 1793?
Which Chicago gangster grew rich bootlegging liquor during the Prohibition?
What government was set up in 1861 following the secession of several slave states in the South?
What term was given to a Northerner who traveled to the South after the Civil War?
Which agency was established by the National Security Act of 1947?
What army did General George Washington command during the Revolutionary War?
Which space shuttle completed nine missions before exploding in 1986?
Which Whig politician from Kentucky ran for president in 1824, 1832, and 1844?
What essay by Henry David Thoreau argued for passive resistance to unjust government policies?
Which former first lady served as Barack Obama's secretary of state from 2009 to 2013?
What pamphlet, published in 1776 by Thomas Paine, argued for independence from Great Britain?
Which 1882 act, signed by Chester Arthur, prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers?
What bill admitted California as a free state and instituted a stricter Fugitive Slave Act?
What presidential retreat was the site of an historic treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1978?
Which Scottish-American industrialist led the expansion of the steel industry in the 19th century?
What confrontation in October 1962 between the U.S. and USSR nearly resulted in a nuclear catastrophe?
Which anarchist assassinated President McKinley in 1901?

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