In 1989, what event signified the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union? A. the Berlin blockade B. the fall of the Berlin Wall C. the election of Gorbachev D. the Soviet loss in Afghanistan

QUESTION POSTED AT 03/12/2019 - 12:25 PM

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Which of the following contributed greatly to the fall of the Song Dynasty? a. the invention of gunpowder b. the increase in the Chinese population c. the improvement of the civil service system d. the vulnerability to invaders from the north

It was primarily "d. the vulnerability to invaders from the north", since the Mongol territory was rapidly expanding--making the Mongol warriors all the more powerful. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:18 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:18 PM

Why was a severe downturn in oil prices during the early '80s detrimental to the Soviet economy?

The main reason why a severe downturn in oil prices during the early '80s was detrimental to the Soviet economy is because Russia was one of the world's leading exporters of oil in the world--meaning that when prices dropped, so did their GDP. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:14 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:14 PM

Why did delegates from the American colonies meet in Philadelphia in 1775? A) to write a colonial constitution B) to decide whether or not to give in to 1 demands C) to elect a colonial president D) to celebrate Thanksgiving

The main reason why delegates from the American colonies met in Philadelphia in 1775 was "B) to decide whether or not to give in to demands by Britain", since this was the last effort made by the colonists to try to avert full-on warfare. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:12 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:12 PM

By war's end, how many African Americans had joined the Revolutionary Army? A) 500 B) 5,000 C) 50,000 D) 500,000

By war's end, roughly "5,000" African Americans had joined the Revolutionary Army, although it should be noted that some historians put that number closer to 8,000. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:12 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:12 PM

During the Berlin Conference, who was granted control of the Congo Free State?

During the Berlin Conference, it was "Belgium" who was granted control of the Congo Free State, under the command of King Leopold II from around 1885 to 1908. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:09 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:09 PM

Which explorer sailed for France trying to find the Northwest Passage but instead ended up going through the St. Lawrence River and founding New France (now known as Canada)?

The explorer who sailed for France trying to find the Northwest Passage but instead ended up going through the St. Lawrence River and founding New France was "Jacques Cartier," since he was one of the most prominent explorers of his day. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:05 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 11:05 PM

What are the major events that increased polarization from the close of world war II through 1961?

The major events that increased polarization on the world stage from the close of world war II through 1961 had to do with the Cold War between Russia and the US--primarily proxy wars such as the Korean War. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:51 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:51 PM

Which civilization did not begin in the area known as the "Cradle of Civilization," or Mesopotamia? Assyria Egypt Hittite Sumer Which was not a result of increased population growth in the region? brain drain decreased petroleum production increased competition for jobs increased membership in extremist groups

It would be "Egypt" that did not begin in the area known as the "Cradle of Civilization," since this refers to the Fertile Crescent (Egypt was located along the Nile), and it would be "decreased petroleum production," that was not a result of increased population growth in the Middle East, since production increased. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:51 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:51 PM

What was the event that started the French and Indian war of 1754-1763? A the Governor of Virginia staking claim to the Ohio Valley B French attack on Fort Necessity C George Washington’s troops attacking a French scouting expedition D Indian attack on the state of Virginia E Britain’s decision to enter into war with France

The main event that started the French and Indian war of 1754-1763 was "B French attack on Fort Necessity," which was held by Washington, however there were some hostilities before this. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:48 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:48 PM

Wealthy Roman nobles, known as _____________, controlled the new Roman Republic by electing officials from their own social class to run the government. This left the _____________ with no voice in government until they seceded in 494 BC during an invasion, reminding the wealthy that they were a vital part of Rome. Answer plebians; dictator patricians; plebians consuls; patricians dictators; plebians

PATRICIANS; PLEBIANS

Wealthy Roman nobles, known as PATRICIANS, controlled the new Roman Republic by electing officials from their own social class to run the government.

This left the PLEBIANS with no voice in government until they seceded in 494 BC during an invasion, reminding the wealthy that they were a vital part of Rome.


ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:47 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:47 PM

Booker T. Washington believed that the best strategy to end racial segregation was for African Americans to demand that it be made illegal immediately. adapt to it as they worked to gain equality. demand that it be gradually made illegal. ignore it whenever it was encountered.

The correct answer is B. Adapt to ti as they worked to gain equality.

Explanation:

Booker T. Washington was one of the important leaders of African-American communities that supported equality for African-Americans during the 20th century. Washington became the leader of former slaves as new laws still oppressed African-American communities. However, the approach of Washington against discrimination and oppression differ from the one of other leaders as Washington did not support direct attacks against discrimination, segregation, and oppression but believed African-Americans should adapt to the situation while they achieve equality through education and entrepreneurship by showing the rest of the population they had the right to be treated equally. Thus, for Booker T. Washington the best strategy to end racial segregation and other ways of oppression and discrimination was to adapt to it as they work to gain equality through education and economic strengthening.

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:46 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:46 PM

Elected Senators have four-year terms. a. True b. False

False. Simply because they have a 6 year term if they so choose to take the complete term.

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ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:46 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:46 PM

How did the events of the Reformation affect the Enlightenment? A. People challenged cultural institutions during the Reformation, which led them to challenge educational facilities during the Enlightenment. B. People challenged educational facilities during the Reformation, which led them to challenge cultural institutions during the Enlightenment. C. People challenged governmental authority during the Reformation, which led them to challenge religious institutions during the Enlightenment. D. People challenged religious institutions during the Reformation, which led them to challenge governmental authority during the Enlightenment.

Answer;

-People challenged religious institutions during the Reformation, which led them to challenge governmental authority during the Enlightenment.

Explanation;

-Protestant Reformation was a major 16th century European movement aimed initially at reforming the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.

-Reformation's religious aspects were supplemented by ambitious political rulers who wanted to extend their power and control at the expense of the Church.

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:31 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:31 PM

What role did parliament play in the events that led to the boston tea party

Parliament passed a law that placed a tax on British tea--leading many colonists to believe that they were being unfairly treated (since they had no representation in Parliament). Some of them continued to dump large amounts of British tea into the Harbor, which was knowns as the Boston Tea Party. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:29 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:29 PM

The theory that if Vietnam fell to communism then the rest of Indochina and Southeast Asia would also fall to communism is called _____. the Domino Theory containment the Truman Doctrine the Dulles Plan

The theory that if Vietnam fell to communism then the rest of Indochina and Southeast Asia would also fall to communism is called the Domino Theory. The correct option among all the options given in the question is the first option. The Domino Theory was mostly prevalent during the years 1950s to the 1980s. This theory actually predicted that if a country comes under the influence of communism, then the entire region would fall under the effect due to Domino effect.



ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:19 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:19 PM

Which of the following changes best justifies the claim that the late 1400s mark the beginning of a new period in world history ?

Assuming that this is referring to the same list of options that was posted before with this question, the correct response would be that it was in 1492 that Columbus discovered the Americas, which opened up a literal "New World" for trade, exploration, and commerce in world history. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:16 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:16 PM

Following World War II, a cold war developed between the United States and _____. France Japan Germany the Soviet Union

Following World War 2, a cold war developed between the United States and the Soviet Union.

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:07 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:07 PM

Which act forced states to accept the Fourteenth Amendment in order to join the Union? A) Reconstruction Act B) Wade-Davis Bill C) Kansas-Nebraska Act D) Tenure of Office Act

It was primarily the "Reconstruction Act" that forced states to accept the Fourteenth Amendment in order to join the Union, since this led to a military oversight of the Southern states immediately after the Civil War. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:06 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 10:06 PM

This failed invasion of Cuba brought the U.S and the Soviet Union one step closer to military conflict.

Yes, it is true that the failed invasion of Cuba (known as the Bay of Pigs invasion) brought the U.S and the Soviet Union one step closer to military conflict, since the Soviets highly influential in Cuba, and this eventually led to the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:55 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:55 PM

Which of these events was used as a reason to go to war with Spain in the Spanish-American War? the attack on Key West, Florida the sinking of the USS Maine the assassination of President McKinley Spain taking over Cuban industries

It was primarily the "sinking of the USS Maine" that was used as a reason to go to war with Spain in the Spanish-American War, since this was blamed on the Spanish. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:39 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:39 PM

During his political career, George H.W. Bush was an important liaison to which nation? Soviet Union Red China Great Britain North Korea

During his political career, George H.W. Bush was an important liaison to "Red China," since this was during a point where relations between the US and China were beginning to thaw, and tensions were decreased. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:34 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:34 PM

In a ( ),leaders are elected by the ( ) and must answer them. all democracies have free,fair,and competitive ( ). fill in the blanks! 10 points!

Generally speaking, in a "democratic republic," leaders are elected by the "citizens" and must answer to them. And most democracies have free, fair, and competitive "elections," since this is what ensures that the people's voices are ultimately heard. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:25 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:25 PM

The most significant contribution of the Shang Dynasty was _____. gunpowder writing kites the Great Wall

Answer:

Writing

Explanation:

The earliest evidence of writing was found carved into caves, turtle shells, and bones. These early writings resembled simple hieroglyphics, ranging in 50 types and following patterns. In the Shang dynasty, in the 16th century B.C., the writing was systematized, already showing itself at an advanced stage.

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:23 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:23 PM

How did the arrival of Union reinforcements affect the outcome of the battle of Gettysburg?

The main way in which the arrival of Union reinforcements affected the outcome of the battle of Gettysburg was that this arrival allowed the Union to launch a massive counter-offensive, which ultimately led them to win the battle over the Confederate Army. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:15 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 09:15 PM

The countries located in Central Asia became environmental disasters because of this nation. Soviet Union Red China Czechoslovakia Turkey

Generally speaking, the countries located in Central Asia became environmental disasters because of the "Soviet Union," since the Soviet Union produces a great amount of products/energy with little regard to the waste that occurs as a byproduct. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 06:21 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 06:21 PM

Why was the civil service system reorganized in the late 1800s? A)two new agencies were created: The office of personnel management and merit system protection board. B)Charles guiteau assassinated president Garfield because garfied didn't give him a civil service appointment. C)federal workers were being used by political parties during election campaigns. D)Andrew Jackson fired hundreds of workers and replaced them with his own political supporters

One of the major reasons why the Civil Service system was reorganized in the late 1800s--largely through the Civil Service Reform Act of 1883--was because "C)federal workers were being used by political parties during election campaigns," and this was seen as being corrupt and a conflict of interest. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 06:21 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 06:21 PM

_________________ are called only for criminal matters and hear evidence against a person accused of a crime to decide if the evidence is enough to warrant a trial. A. Petit juries B. Appellate juries C. Elected juries D. Grand juries

It would be "Grand Juries," that are called only for criminal matters and hear evidence against a person accused of a crime to decide if the evidence is enough to warrant a trial, since these are done mostly in secret. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 06:12 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 06:12 PM

A series of revolts spelled the end to the Han Dynasty.

Yes, it is true that a series of revolts spelled the end to the Han Dynasty, since things like the rice rebellion made it increasingly difficult to maintain order and dominance over long periods of time. 

ANSWERED AT 15/12/2019 - 04:08 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 15/12/2019 - 04:08 PM