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

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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?
1904
1800
1862
1825

Question 9:


Was there a Black Hawk War?
No
Yes

Question 10:


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

 


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