Statistics for Embarrassing Chapters in US History, Part 2

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HintAnswer% Correct
The nation goes to war with this country, ostensibly over "WMDs" which are never found.Iraq
95%
From 1692 to 1693 20 people are executed for witchcraft in this Massachusetts town.Salem
92%
This war kills or maims millions, including 200,000 Americans, and ultimately ends in failure.Vietnam
92%
The first atomic bomb deployed against a civilian population is dropped on this Japanese city,
obliterating it completely and inflicting hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties.
Hiroshima
91%
Nathan Bedford Forrest and others form this organization in 1865 to terrorize "blacks"
and promote "white" supremacy.
Ku Klux Klan
90%
Three days later, a second atomic bomb is dropped on this city.Nagasaki
90%
This war leaves half a million Americans dead, having been initiated by the secession of
Southern states for perhaps the worst of all possible reasons.
Civil War
88%
Over 100,000 people with ancestors from this country were sent to internment camps during WW2.Japan
85%
At the height of the Red Scare this senator leads sensationalist attacks
against alleged Communists.
Joseph McCarthy
78%
Government policy for about 100 years of forced relocations, land grabs, and outright massacres
amount to what is essentially systematic genocide of this large and diverse group.
American Indians
71%
The USAF participates in the bombing of this German city, leaving 25,000 dead.Dresden
67%
In 1812 a poorly planned invasion of this country ends in fiasco.Canada
66%
The original sin of the nation, inherited from European colonists, this "peculiar institution"
condemned tens of millions of people to lives of unimaginable suffering and hardship.
Slavery
63%
This slave in 1857, when unsuccessfully suing for his own independence, was told by
the Supreme Court that he could not be a US citizen due to his race and status as property.
Dred Scott
49%
The war against republican freedom fighters in this country, won by the US after the
Spanish-American War, may have resulted in as many as a million deaths.
Philippines
49%
Firebombing of this city in 1945 kills 100,000 people in a single day.Tokyo
49%
After directing Bad Boys, Armageddon, and Pearl Harbor,
this man is allowed to continue making movies.
Michael Bay
38%
During this massacre in Vietnam, hundreds of unarmed civilians are gang raped, murdered,
and/or mutilated. Only one Army Lieutenant is convicted. He gets a slap on the wrist.
My Lai
36%
This senator speaks for more than 24 hours nonstop
to try and defeat Civil Rights legislation
Strom Thurmond
29%
This Supreme Court decision upholds the legality of racial Segregation.Plessy v. Ferguson
24%
During this 1932-1972 study, African Americans who thought they were receiving free health care were intentionally infected with syphillis and then not given medical treatment for it.Tuskegee experiment
24%

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