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.

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.

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