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1. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted by the Continental Congress?

July 4, 1776.

2. Who was the first President of the United States?

George Washington.

3. What event marked the beginning of the American Revolutionary War in 1775?

The Battles of Lexington and Concord.

4. What was the significance of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803?

The U.S. acquired a vast territory from France, doubling the size of the country.

5. Which war saw the Battle of Gettysburg and the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation?

The Civil War (1861-1865).

6. What famous expedition explored the western portion of the United States in the early 19th century?

The Lewis and Clark Expedition.

7. What event led to the United States entering World War II in 1941?

The attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, 1941.

8. Who wrote the Federalist Papers, advocating for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution?

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.

9. What was the purpose of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823?

To assert U.S. opposition to European colonization in the Americas.

10. What landmark Supreme Court case in 1954 ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional?

Brown v. Board of Education.

11. Who was the leader of the American civil rights movement and gave the famous “I Have a Dream” speech?

Martin Luther King Jr.

12. What was the significance of the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848?

It was the first women’s rights convention in the United States, advocating for women’s suffrage.

13. What was the main cause of the California Gold Rush in 1848?

The discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill, leading to a rush of gold seekers to California.

14. Which U.S. president is associated with the New Deal policies during the Great Depression?

Franklin D. Roosevelt.

15. What event marked the end of the American Revolution in 1783?

The Treaty of Paris, recognizing the independence of the United States.

16. What was the purpose of the Homestead Act of 1862?

To encourage westward migration by providing 160 acres of public land to settlers for a small fee.

17. Who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865?

John Wilkes Booth.

18. What was the significance of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

It granted women the right to vote.

19. What major infrastructure project connected the East and West coasts of the United States in 1869?

The Transcontinental Railroad.

20. Which battle is considered the turning point of the American Revolution?

The Battle of Saratoga.

21. What was the purpose of the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

It lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

22. Who were the primary authors of the U.S. Constitution in 1787?

James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and others.

23. What event led to the U.S. acquiring territories like Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines in 1898?

The Spanish-American War.

24. Who was the commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution?

George Washington.

25. What was the purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863?

To declare all slaves in Confederate-held territory to be free.

26. What was the primary cause of the Great Depression in the 1930s?

The stock market crash of 1929.

27. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery in 1865?

The 13th Amendment.

28. What event marked the beginning of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union?

The end of World War II and the division of Germany.

29. What was the purpose of the Marshall Plan in the aftermath of World War II?

To aid the economic recovery of European nations after the war.

30. Who was the leader of the American colonies during the Revolutionary War?

George Washington.

31. What was the significance of the Battle of Yorktown in 1781?

It was the final major battle of the Revolutionary War, leading to British surrender.

32. What was the purpose of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

To end segregation in public places and prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

33. What was the significance of the Homestead Act of 1862?

To encourage westward migration by providing 160 acres of public land to settlers for a small fee.

34. Who were the primary figures of the Lewis and Clark Expedition exploring the Louisiana Purchase?

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

35. What was the purpose of the Underground Railroad in the 19th century?

To help enslaved individuals escape to freedom in the northern states and Canada.

36. What event marked the beginning of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War?

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident in 1964.

37. Who was the first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court?

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

38. What was the purpose of the Proclamation of Neutrality issued by President George Washington in 1793?

To keep the United States out of the conflict between France and Great Britain.

39. What was the main goal of the Temperance Movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries?

To promote abstinence from alcohol and eventually achieve prohibition.

40. Who was the commander of the Union Army during the Civil War?

Ulysses S. Grant.

41. What was the purpose of the Missouri Compromise of 1820?

To maintain a balance between slave and free states by admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state.

42. What event led to the U.S. entry into World War I in 1917?

The sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a German submarine.

43. Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson.

44. What was the purpose of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823?

To assert U.S. opposition to European colonization in the Americas.

45. What event marked the end of the Reconstruction era following the Civil War?

The Compromise of 1877, which ended Reconstruction and withdrew federal troops from the South.

46. What was the purpose of the Sedition Act of 1918 during World War I?

To restrict speech that was critical of the government, the military, or the war effort.

47. Who was the leader of the Confederate Army during the Civil War?

General Robert E. Lee.

48. What was the purpose of the G.I. Bill enacted in 1944?

To provide benefits and support for veterans returning from World War II, including education and housing assistance.

49. What was the significance of the Boston Tea Party in 1773?

Colonists protested British taxation by dumping tea into Boston Harbor.

50. What was the purpose of the Indian Removal Act of 1830?

To forcibly relocate Native American tribes from their ancestral lands to territories west of the Mississippi River.

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