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American History Goodies

written by: MrSmartGuy
 
A mixed bag of American history that ranges from easy to tricky.

Question 1:


What did Benjamin Franklin do in 1752?
Proved lightning is electricity
Invented exercise / dance
Stopped publishing Poor Richards Almanac
Fell and broke his hip

Question 2:


When did Francis Drake enter San Francisco bay and what country did he claim it for?
1603 - Portugal
1579 - Britain
1610 - Spain
1536 - France

Question 3:


When did Boston become a settlement and who led it?
1610 - James Kennedy
1590 - Charles H. Connelly III
1630 - John Winthrop
1502 - William James

Question 4:


Harvard College was founded in what year?
1636
1790
1785
1802

Question 5:


Which one happened to the U.S. in 1791?
1st recorded UFO sighting by an American
Bill of Rights goes into effect
War started with Canada
Benedict Arnold found guilty of being a traitor

Question 6:


Which one happened to the U.S. in 1774?
The Bill of Rights goes into effect
Noah Webster publishes his American dictionary
Rhode Island abolished slavery
The Boston Massacre

Question 7:


Which one happened to the U.S. in 1796?
Nat Turner led slave rebellion in Virginia
Lewis and Clark begin westward survey
George Washington gives his farewell address
George Carlin was born

Question 8:


The Erie Canal is a canal in New York State, United States, that runs from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. The entire canal was opened in which year?
1800
1825
1862
1904

Question 9:


Was there a Black Hawk War?
No
Yes

Question 10:


When was the first U.S. adhesive postage stamp sold?
1747
1847
1690
1790

 


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