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1

Name six important facts about George Washington.

1. He was born in Virginia.
2. He was a farmer.
3. He was a brave leader of soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
4. He was the first president of the US.
5. He is known as the "Father of our Country".
6. Worked under a new republican form of government and helped put basic principles into practice for a new nation.

2

Name four important facts about Thomas Jefferson.

1. He was born in Virginia.
2. He was the 3rd president of the US.
3. He wrote the Declaration of Independence, which states that people have certain rights.
4. He was a leader that helped develop the country.

3

Name five important facts about Abraham Lincoln.

1. He was born in a log cabin.
2. He taught himself how to read.
3. He was the 16th president of the US, when the country was divided over the issue of equality for all people.
4. He helped free slaves.
5. He was known as "Honest Abe".

4

What is Susan B. Anthony most famous for?

She led the struggle to give women equal rights, including the right to vote.

5

Name three important facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

1. He was an African American minister who worked so that all people would be treated fairly (equal rights for all people).
2. He led peaceful marches and gave speeches ("I have a dream...")
3. He helped bring about change in laws through peaceful means.

6

Name two important facts about Rosa Parks.

1. She is an African American woman who refused to give up her seat on a public bus as was required by law many years ago.
2. She helped to bring about change in laws and worked so that all people would have equal rights.

7

Name two important facts about Thurgood Marshall.

1. He was a lawyer who defended people at the time when not all people had equal rights.
2. He was the first African American Justice of the US Supreme Court.

8

Name two important facts about Cesar Chavez.

1. He was a Mexican-American farm worker who fought in non-violent ways for the rights of Hispanic famers and farm markets.
2. He helped find and start the National Farm Workers Association.

9

Name two important facts about Jackie Robinson.

1. He was the first African American player in the major leagues of baseball.
2. His actions helped to bring about other opportunities for African Americans.

10

What is Betsy Ross most famous for?

She is believed to have sewn one of the first flags for our country.

11

Name two important facts about Benjamin Franklin.

1. He proved that electricity was present in lightning through his kite experiment.
2. He started the first library and first volunteer fire department in the US.

12

Name three important facts about George Washington Carver.

1. He was an African American who studied science and plants.
2. He developed hundreds of uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans.
3. He became a teacher.

13

What is Pocahontas most famous for?

She was an Indian (First American) girl who was a helper and friend to the settlers of Jamestown.

14

What is Helen Keller most famous for?

She overcame her disabilities and worked to help others who were blind and deaf.

15

Explain the national holiday Presidents Day.

A day that we remember all US presidents especially George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

16

In what month do we celebrate Presidents Day?

February

17

Explain the national holiday Columbus Day.

A day to celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas.

18

In what month do we celebrate Columbus Day?

October

19

Explain the national holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

A day to remember an African American who worked so that all people would be treated fairly.

20

In what month do we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

January

21

Explain the national holiday Independence Day.

A day to remember when the US became a new country. It is sometimes called America's birthday.

22

On what day do we celebrate Independence Day?

July 4

23

Explain the national holiday Thanksgiving Day.

The day to remember the sharing of the harvest with the American Indians (first Americans).

24

In what month do we celebrate Thanksgiving?

November

25

Explain the national holiday Veterans Day?

An American holiday honoring military veterans.

26

In what month do we celebrate Veterans Day?

November

27

Explain the national holiday Memorial Day.

A day in remembrance of those who have died in our nation's service.

28

In what month do we celebrate Memorial Day?

May

29

Who is the famous American who was born in Virginia, was a farmer, was a brave leader of soldiers during the Revolutionary War, was the first president of the US, is known as the "Father of our Country", and worked under a new republican form of government and helped put basic principles into practice for a new nation?

George Washington

30

Who is the famous American who was born in Virginia, was the 3rd president of the US, wrote the Declaration of Independence, which states that people have certain rights, and was a leader that helped develop the country?

Thomas Jefferson

31

Who is the famous American who was born in a log cabin, taught himself how to read, was the 16th president of the US, when the country was divided over the issue of equality for all people, helped free slaves, and was known as "Honest Abe"?

Abraham Lincoln

32

Who is the famous American who led the struggle to give women equal rights, including the right to vote?

Susan B. Anthony

33

Who is the famous American who was an African American minister who worked so that all people would be treated fairly (equal rights for all people), led peaceful marches and gave speeches ("I have a dream..."), and helped bring about change in laws through peaceful means?

Martin Luther King Jr.

34

Who is the famous American who is an African American woman who refused to give up her seat on a public bus as was required by law many years ago?
2. She helped to bring about change in laws and worked so that all people would have equal rights.

Rosa Parks

35

Who is the famous American who was a lawyer who defended people at the time when not all people had equal rights, and was the first African American Justice of the US Supreme Court?

Thurgood Marshall

36

Who is the famous American who was a Mexican-American farm worker who fought in non-violent ways for the rights of Hispanic famers and farm markets, and helped find and start the National Farm Workers Association?

Cesar Chavez

37

Who is the famous American who was the first African American player in the major leagues of baseball and his actions helped to bring about other opportunities for African Americans?

Jackie Robinson

38

Who is the famous American who is believed to have sewn one of the first flags for our country?

Betsy Ross

39

Who is the famous American who proved that electricity was present in lightning through his kite experiment and also started the first library and first volunteer fire department in the US?

Benjamin Franklin

40

Who is the famous American who was an African American who studied science and plants, developed hundreds of uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans, and became a teacher?

George Washington Carver

41

Who is the famous American who was an Indian (First American) girl who was a helper and friend to the settlers of Jamestown?

Pocahontas

42

Who is the famous American who overcame her disabilities and worked to help others who were blind and deaf?

Helen Keller

43

What is the national holiday that we that we remember all US presidents especially George Washington and Abraham Lincoln? It is in February.

Presidents Day

44

What is the national holiday that we celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas? It is in October.

Columbus Day

45

What is the national holiday that we remember an African American who worked so that all people would be treated fairly? It is in January.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

46

What is the national holiday that we remember when the US became a new country. It is sometimes called America's birthday, celebrated on July 4?

Independence Day

47

What is the national holiday that we remember the sharing of the harvest with the American Indians (first Americans)? It is in November.

Thanksgiving Day

48

What is the national holiday that we honor military veterans? It is in November.

Veterans Day

49

What is the national holiday that we celebrate in remembrance of those who have died in our nation's service? It is in May.

Memorial Day