US History One Liners Section 8


  1. John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected US president and faced the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  2. The Salem Witch Trials were a series of witchcraft trials in colonial Massachusetts.
  3. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire led to improved workplace safety regulations.
  4. The Homestead Act offered land to settlers willing to develop the American West.
  5. Dred Scott v. Sandford decision denied citizenship to African Americans.
  6. The Seneca Falls Convention marked the beginning of the women’s suffrage movement.
  7. César Chávez co-founded the United Farm Workers and advocated for farmworkers’ rights.
  8. The Dust Bowl was a severe drought and ecological disaster in the Great Plains.
  9. Spanish-American War resulted in the US acquiring territories such as Puerto Rico and Guam.
  10. The Muckrakers were journalists who exposed social and political issues.
  11. John Locke’s ideas on natural rights influenced the Founding Fathers.
  12. The Trail of Tears forced the removal of Native American tribes to Indian Territory.
  13. Manifest Destiny was the belief in American expansion across the continent.
  14. The Camp David Accords facilitated peace between Egypt and Israel in 1978.
  15. Stock Market Crash of 1929 triggered the Great Depression.
  16. The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against a tax on distilled spirits.
  17. Betty Friedan authored “The Feminine Mystique” and ignited second-wave feminism.
  18. The Suffragettes fought for women’s right to vote in the early 20th century.
  19. Bayard Rustin was a civil rights activist and organizer of the March on Washington.
  20. The Oregon Trail was a pioneer route to the Western United States.
  21. Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father and inventor of the lightning rod.
  22. The Iran-Contra Affair involved secret arms sales to Iran and funding Contras in Nicaragua.
  23. Harriet Tubman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, leading slaves to freedom.
  24. The Marshall Plan aided European recovery after WWII and contained communism.
  25. Apollo 11 successfully landed the first humans on the moon in 1969.
  26. The Eisenhower Doctrine offered US military assistance to Middle Eastern nations.
  27. Eleanor Roosevelt was a prominent advocate for human rights and social justice.
  28. The Kent State Shootings saw National Guard troops fire on Vietnam War protesters.
  29. Huey P. Long championed populist policies and served as Louisiana’s governor.
  30. George Wallace opposed desegregation and famously declared “segregation now, segregation forever.”
  31. The Manhattan Project culminated in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  32. Puritans sought religious freedom and established colonies in New England.
  33. The Space Race was a Cold War competition between the US and the Soviet Union.
  34. Andrew Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry.
  35. The Non-Importation Agreements protested British taxation before the American Revolution.
  36. Brigham Young led the Mormon migration to Utah and established Salt Lake City.
  37. The Know-Nothing Party opposed immigration and supported nativist policies.
  38. Lend-Lease Act provided military aid to US allies during WWII.
  39. Marian Anderson’s concert at the Lincoln Memorial highlighted racial segregation.
  40. The War Powers Resolution aimed to limit the president’s authority in deploying troops.

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