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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
Stopped publishing Poor Richards Almanac
Invented exercise / dance
Proved lightning is electricity

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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
1825
1862
1800

Question 9:


Was there a Black Hawk War?
Yes
No

Question 10:


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

 


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