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What was the post-World War II period of military and political tension between the U.S. and the USSR?Cold War
97.3%
Which president, who served from 1977 to 1981, created the Departments of Energy and Education?Jimmy Carter
95.5%
Which former first lady served as Barack Obama's secretary of state from 2009 to 2013?Hillary Clinton
92.1%
What device did Eli Whitney invent in 1793?Cotton gin
89.5%
Which Chicago gangster grew rich bootlegging liquor during the Prohibition?Al Capone
88.8%
What government was set up in 1861 following the secession of several slave states in the South?Confederate States of America
88.6%
Which agency was established by the National Security Act of 1947?Central Intelligence Agency
83.8%
Which space shuttle completed nine missions before exploding in 1986?Challenger
81.2%
What presidential retreat was the site of an historic treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1978?Camp David
76.9%
What term was given to a Northerner who traveled to the South after the Civil War?Carpetbagger
69.7%
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What confrontation in October 1962 between the U.S. and USSR nearly resulted in a nuclear catastrophe?Cuban Missile Crisis
68.6%
Which Scottish-American industrialist led the expansion of the steel industry in the 19th century?Andrew Carnegie
67.9%
What pamphlet, published in 1776 by Thomas Paine, argued for independence from Great Britain?Common Sense
67.3%
Which Mexican-American activist organized the United Farm Workers union in the 1970s?Cesar Chavez
63%
What army did General George Washington command during the Revolutionary War?Continental Army
61.2%
Which Whig politician from Kentucky ran for president in 1824, 1832, and 1844?Henry Clay
36.4%
What essay by Henry David Thoreau argued for passive resistance to unjust government policies?Civil Disobedience
25.6%
Which 1882 act, signed by Chester Arthur, prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers?Chinese Exclusion Act
18.1%
What were the bills admitting California as a free state, and instituting a stricter Fugitive Slave Act, known as?Compromise of 1850
16.8%
Which anarchist assassinated President McKinley in 1901?Leon Czolgosz
10.6%

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