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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?
Stopped publishing Poor Richards Almanac
Fell and broke his hip
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?
1603 - Portugal
1610 - Spain
1536 - France
1579 - Britain

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?
1790
1802
1785
1636

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?
Noah Webster publishes his American dictionary
The Bill of Rights goes into effect
The Boston Massacre
Rhode Island abolished slavery

Question 7:


Which one happened to the U.S. in 1796?
Lewis and Clark begin westward survey
George Washington gives his farewell address
George Carlin was born
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?
1862
1800
1904
1825

Question 9:


Was there a Black Hawk War?
Yes
No

Question 10:


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

 


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