About 4.7 million Americans served in the armed forces in World War I.
Over three times as many, 16.1 million, served in World War II.
- What are the executive departments represented in the president’s cabinet? In alphabetical order, the executive departments are: Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs.
- How much money was raised from war bonds during World War II? The seven bond drives during World War II, often led by top movie celebrities, yielded $61 billion. Among the more popular celebrity bond spokespersons were Bob Hope and Marlene Dietrich.
- Who was the first black mayor? Carl B. Stokes (b. 1927) was the first black mayor. He was the great-grandson of a slave and was mayor of Cleveland from 1967 to 1971.
- What was the first passenger airline? The Saint Petersburg, Tampa Airboat Line of Saint Petersburg, Florida, began flight operations on January 1, 1914. The twice-a-day service took passengers one at a time across 20-mile-wide Tampa Bay. The complete trip…
- Which Aleutian Islands were occupied by the Japanese in World War II? Japan occupied the Aleutian islands Attu, Agattu, and Kiska from 1942 to 1943. The islands lie west of the Alaskan Peninsula.
- What percentage of New Yorkers in 1930 were members of immigrant families? Seventy-five percent of the population of New Yorkers in 1930 consisted of foreigners and their children. Italians and Eastern European Jews were the largest groups.