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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?
1536 - France
1579 - Britain
1610 - Spain
1603 - Portugal

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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
1862
1800
1825

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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