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Fill in the Wiki Blanks - United States

Help! Several words were lost while moving sentences from Wikipedia's article on the United States to this quiz. Fill in the blanks to restore these sentences.
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Last updated: April 28, 2023
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After Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. entered World War II on the Allied side.
It is generally accepted that the first inhabitants of North America migrated from Siberia.
European settlers also began trafficking African slaves into Colonial America.
After 1820, cultivation of the highly profitable cotton crop exploded in the Deep South.
After the American Civil War, new transcontinental railways made relocation easier for settlers.
The United States remained neutral from the outbreak of World War I in 1914 until 1917.
The growing civil rights movement used nonviolence to confront racism.
President George W. Bush launched the war on terror, which included a nearly 20-year war in Afghanistan.
The supervolcano underlying Yellowstone National Park in the Rockies is the continent's largest volcanic feature.
It is a representative democracy "in which majority rule is tempered by minority rights protected by law."
Prostitution is only legal in several counties of Nevada.
Though Taiwan does not have formal diplomatic relations with the U.S., it maintains close, if unofficial, relations.
In 2019, the total prison population for those sentenced to more than a year was 1,430,800.
General Motors held the title of the world's best-selling automaker from 1931 to 2008.
In Puerto Rico, Spanish is more widely spoken than English.
The country also has by far the most Nobel Prize winners in history, with 403 (having won 406 awards).
The United States is considered to have the strongest protections of free speech of any country.
Hollywood, a northern district of Los Angeles, California, is the leader in motion picture production.
Jazz was developed by innovators such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington early in the 20th century.
Baseball has been regarded as the U.S. national sport since the late 19th century.
6 Comments
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Level 84
Apr 28, 2023
Good quiz! I really enjoyed this one. :)
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Level 74
Apr 28, 2023
Thank you! :)
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Level 71
Apr 28, 2023
Great quiz! As a suggestion though, could you accept railroads for railways? I know it's not the exact word, but it's similar enough. It also might prevent the score for that clue from being so low (after trying railroads, I assumed it was something entirely different and didn't get it in the end).
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Level 74
Apr 28, 2023
Thanks for the suggestion, synonyms make sense thinking about it now
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Level 85
Apr 28, 2023
What a great idea! And nice variety of facts picked out. Look forward to more in the series. Nominated.
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Level 74
Apr 28, 2023
Thank you so much!