The 1992 south central los angeles

Question 1

The 1992 South Central Los Angeles riots were sparked by:

outrage over police brutality.

economic inconsistencies between races in the area.

Proposition 187.

the Echo Park Vigil.
3 points

Question 2
The prime suspect for the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center towers was:

Saddam Hussein.

Nouri al-Maliki.

Osama bin Laden.

Hamid Karzai.
3 points

Question 3
All of the following were terrorist attacks in the continental United States EXCEPT:

the 1995 federal building bombings.

the 1993 World Trade Center attack.

the 1998 car bombings outside of embassies.

the early 1990s bombings of abortion clinics.
3 points

Question 4
Clinton faced impeachment charges for:

providing false testimony under oath, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice.

the Whitewater scandal.

the Paula Jones scandal.

supporting Hillary’s health care initiative.
3 points

Question 5
Under George W. Bush, the economy:

entered a period of rapid progress noted by the large number of new jobs created.

saw a boost in the dollar’s performance against the currencies of other countries.

made U.S. investments more accessible and attractive to foreigners.

saw huge budget deficits return as the surpluses of the Clinton years were wiped out.
3 points

Question 6
In the presidential election of 2000, which candidate won the popular vote?

Al Gore

George W. Bush

John Kerry

Ross Perot
3 points

Question 7
The Oklahoma City bombing was Timothy McVeigh’s response to:

American foreign policy.

the destruction of the Branch Davidians in Waco.

the World Trade Center bombing.

3 points

Question 8
The primary purpose of the Iraqi War was to:

find Osama Bin Laden.

confiscate oil rich land.

remove Saddam Hussein from power.

demonstrate the U.S. could act without the UN’s approval.
3 points

Question 9

In 2004, which became the first state in America to legally permit gay marriage?




New York
3 points

Question 10

The Clinton administration in some form intervened in all the following places EXCEPT:




3 points

Question 11
Place the events listed in their proper chronological order.

Welfare Reform Act

North American Free Trade Agreement

Immigration Reform and Control Act

Proposition 187

USA Patriot Act

10 points
Question 12

This course has covered American history from the presidency of Andrew Johnson to George W. Bush. In this period, 26 men served as president. In an essay of 500-600 words, which president do you think left the boldest mark on American History? Why? Your essay should present the events that serve as a hallmark to his career and a clear explanation of not only the events but also their impact upon the course of American history.

Your response should be at least 500 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
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