Domestic Dreams and Atomic Nightmares 1953-1963 - Quiz
Between 1947 and 1961, the national income increased by
Most funds provided by the Housing Acts of 1949 and 1954 were used for
slum clearance and building new office towers and apartments for affluent citizens.
In the 1950s, 25% of all women attending college
married before completing their degree.
The core of the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education was
separate was inherently unequal.
Rosa Parks courageously challenged the Jim Crow laws by
refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger.
Martin Luther King Jr. emerged as a leader of the civil rights movement as a result of the
bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.
The writings of Rachel Carson helped launch
an environmental movement.
One of Kennedy's most popular initiatives was the
creation of the Peace Corps.
In the foiled and botched "Bay of Pigs" operation, Kennedy attempted to overthrow the government of
Kennedy forced a showdown with the Soviets over missiles in