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1

What is one reason colonists came to America?

* freedom
* political liberty
* religious freedom
* economic opportunity
* practice their religion
* escape persecution

2

Who lives in America before the Europeans

* Native Americans
* American Indians

3

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

* Africans
* people from Africa

4

Why did colonists fight the British?

* because of high taxes
* because the British armies stayed in their homes
* because they didn't have self-government

5

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

6

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4, 1776

7

There were 13 original states. Name three.

* New York
* Connecticut
* New Jersey
* New Hampshire
* Rhode Island
* Massachusetts
* Pennsylvania
* Delaware
* Maryland
* Virigina
* North Carolina
* South Carolina
* Georgia

8

What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

The Constitution was written

9

When was the Constitution written?

1787

10

The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the US Constitution. Name one of the writers.

Hamilton
Madison
Jay
Publius (Madison's pen name)

11

What is one thing that Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

* first Postmaster General of the United States
* started the first free libraries
* US diplomat
* oldest member of the Constitutional Convention
* write of "Poor Richard's Almanac"

12

Who is the "Father of Our Country"?

George Washington

13

Who was the first president?

George Washington

14

What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?

Louisiana

15

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

* Civil War
* War of 1812
* Mexican-American War
* Spanish-American War

16

Name the US war between the North and and the South .

Civil War

17

Name one problem that led to the Civil War.

* slavery
* economic reasons
* states' rights

18

What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?

* freed the slaves
* saved the Union
* led the United States during the Civil War

19

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

* freed the slaves

20

What did Susan B. Anthony do?

* fought for women's rights
* fought for civil rights

21

Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.

* WWI
* WWII
* Korean War
* Vietnam War
* (Persian) Gulf War

22

Who was the President during WWI?

Woodrow Wilson

23

Who was the President during the Great Depression and WWII?

Franklin Roosevelt

24

Who did the United States fight in WWII?

Japan, Germany and Italy

25

What did Martin Luther KIng, Jr. do?

* fought for civil rights
* worked for equality for all Americans

26

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

Terrorists attacked the United States.

27

Name on American Indian tribe in the United States.

* Cherokee
* Navajo
* Sioux
* Apache
* Mohegan
* Inuit
(for more, refer to federally recognized list)

28

Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?

WWII

29

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

Communism

30

What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

Civil rights (movement)