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This printable supports Common Core ELA Standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4 and can be used to review important American History events and the people who shaped them.

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US History Description Activity (post 1900) (Grades 11-12)

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US History Description Activity (post 1900)

Instructions: Identify the person, place, event, or era that each definition is describing.

1. 
The 1925 trial of John Scopes for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee public school.



2. 
This 1973 law required presidents to win specific authorization from Congress to engage U.S. forces in foreign combat for more than 90 days.



3. 
Investigative journalists during the Progressive Era, they wrote sensational exposes of social and political problems that helped spark the reform movements of their day.



4. 
A political party established in 1912 by supporters of Theodore Roosevelt after William H. Taft won the Republican presidential nomination.



5. 
Term for a liberated woman who went against conventional ideas of propriety in dress and manners during the 1920s.



6. 
First in a series of several Supreme Court decisions declaring use of prayers in public schools to be unconstitutional.



7. 
Shanty towns of the Great Depression, named after President Herbert Hoover.



8. 
Russian satellite that successfully orbited the earth in 1957



9. 
The ban of the production, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages established with the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.



10. 
Point Fourteen of Wilson's Fourteen Points, the proposal to establish an international organization to guarantee the territorial integrity of independent nations.



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