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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?
Invented exercise / dance
Stopped publishing Poor Richards Almanac
Proved lightning is electricity
Fell and broke his hip

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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?
1825
1904
1800
1862

Question 9:


Was there a Black Hawk War?
No
Yes

Question 10:


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

 


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