States History Question of the
Answer and Explanation
Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson,
baseball stars of the 1920s & 1950s
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What did the decades
of the 1920s and the 1950s in the U.S. not
have in common?
(A) the emergence of a civil rights movement in the South
(B) a rise in fear of communism
(C) Republicans in the White House for most of their years
(D) the beginnings of distinctly American forms of music, in jazz and
rock and roll
(E) both followed a
(A) the emergence of
a civil rights movement in the South
The 1920s and the 1950s both
followed devastating World Wars, witnessed a rise in fears of
communism, had Republicans in the White House (1921-1930 and
1953-1960), and produced unique music genres in jazz and rock and roll.
There was no significant progress in civil rights, however, during the
1920s, though the 1950s saw the emergence of a civil rights movement in
the South that received its biggest push from the 1954 Brown v. Topeka Supreme Court case
that ruled that the principle of separate but equal was
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