This 1940s Quiz Will Leave You Wondering How You Passed History Class

While the war was being fought overseas, this event happened on American soil.

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Retry Correct Incorrect One of three race riots that happened in 1943 (Los Angeles and New York were the others), the Detroit Race Riot was a direct result of the automotive city becoming a wartime supplier. The population increased by 400,000, displacing a number of African-Americans and heightening tensions to their breaking point.
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While the war was being fought overseas, this event happened on American soil.

  • The Boston Race Riot of 1944
  • Local Workers turned wage protests violent in 1941.
  • The Detroit Race Riot of 1943
  • Vigilante Justice Bombing of 1942.
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