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1

Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

Native Americans

2

What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

Africans

3

Why did the colonists fight the British?

Because of high taxes with no representation, the British army stayed in their houses and because they didn't have self-government.

4

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

5

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4 1776

6

There were 13 original states, name three.

Virginia, New York, New Hampshire

7

What happened at the constitutional convention?

The Founding Fathers wrote the constitution.

8

When was the constitution written?

1787

9

The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the constitution. Name one of the writers.

James Madison

10

What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

Started the first free libraries

11

Who is the "Father of Our Country"?

George Washington

12

Who was the first president?

George Washington

13

What territory did the US buy from France in 1803?

The Louisiana Territory

14

Name one war fought by the US in the 1800s?

Spanish-American war

15

Name the US war between the North and the South.

The civil war

16

Name one problem that led to the civil war?

Slavery

17

What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?

Freed the slaves.

18

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

Freed the slaves

19

What did Susan B Anthony do?

Fought for women's rights, fought for civil rights

20

Name one war fought by the US in the 1900s.

World War II

21

Who was president during World War I?

Woodrow Wilson

22

Who was president during the Great Depression and World War II?

Franklin Roosevelt

23

Who did the US fight in World War II?

Germany, Japan and Italy

24

Before he was a president Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?

World War II

25

During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

Communism

26

What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

Civil rights movement

27

What did Martin Luther King Jr. do?

Fought for civil rights and worked for equality for all Americans

28

What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?

Terrorists attacked the United States

29

Name one American Indian tribe in the United States

Cherokee

30

What is one reason colonists came to America?

Freedom