South Carolina People and Places



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The 20th Century


  1. By 1930, only 2% of South Carolinians living in rural areas had electricity and indoor plumbing. Which of the following is the most reasonable explanation for this?




    1. The technology for electricity and indoor plumbing did not exist in 1930.

    2. People living in rural South Carolina preferred to hold onto the traditional ways of living.

    3. Most people in rural South Carolina were too poor to afford modern conveniences.

    4. Most people in rural South Carolina were small farmers, so they did not want electricity and indoor plumbing.




  1. What was the purpose of President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal”?




    1. To end racial tensions in the South.

    2. To give the southern state a new image, and improve their relationship with the north.

    3. To create jobs and help the economy during the Great Depression.

    4. To help small farmers purchase new equipment.




  1. Which of the following was one of the main goals of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s?




    1. To end segregation of schools and public facilities.

    2. To give African Americans the right to vote.

    3. To elect an African American president.

    4. To allow African Americans to own property and enter into legal contracts.




  1. Which of the following was NOT a reason why South Carolina’s tourist industry began to thrive in the second half of the 20th century?




    1. An improved highway system and the rise of commercial airlines.

    2. An increased income for the average American family.

    3. The rise of mass media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the Internet.

    4. The steady rise in oil and gasoline prices.



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