Statistics for Embarrassing Chapters in US History

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Hint Answer % Correct
The U.S. goes to war with this country, ostensibly over "WMDs" which are never foundIraq
96%
The CIA-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion fails in this countryCuba
94%
Over 58,000 Americans die in this war which ultimately ends in failureVietnam War
84%
From 1692 to 1693, 20 people are executed for witchcraft in this Massachusetts townSalem
83%
Nathan Bedford Forrest and others form this organization in 1865 to promote white supremacyKu Klux Klan
83%
Congress and the American public develop an unhealthy obsession with Bill Clinton's sex life,
particularly his affair with this intern
Monica Lewinsky
83%
The federal government botches the response to this 2005 natural disasterHurricane Katrina
82%
After appearing to win the Tour de France multiple times, this man is found guilty of cheatingLance Armstrong
80%
The U.S. starts a war with this country in 1898, provoked mostly by yellow journalismSpain
63%
At the height of the Red Scare, this senator leads sensationalist
attacks against alleged Communists
Joseph McCarthy
62%
In response to French opposition to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Congress renames
the french fries served in its cafeterias to this
{Freedom} Fries
56%
As a result of the above, near 50,000 people are forcibly relocated west. Thousands perish
en route. Their journey becomes known as this.
Trail of Tears
56%
Racist laws passed from 1876 to 1965 in various states establish segregation,
prohibit miscegenation, and restrict voting rights. Collectively, these laws are known as this
{Jim} {Crow} Laws
56%
This city is captured and burned by British troops in 1814 following the Battle of BladensburgWashington D.C.
56%
After a bungled intervention by the federal government, followers of cult leader David Koresh
burn to death near this city in Texas
Waco
53%
In 1830 this president signs the Indian Removal ActAndrew Jackson
48%
This 1925 trial in Tennessee sees a high school teacher charged with teaching human evolution{Scopes} Trial
41%
Nearly 300 Lakota Indians are victims of this massacre in 1890Wounded Knee
34%
Photos of detainee abuse at this prison are released in 2006Abu Ghraib
30%
In 1857, this slave sues for his freedom but is told by the Supreme Court that he
can not be a US citizen due to his race and status as property
Dred Scott
27%

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