The 50 stars on the American Flag represent the 50 states of the country and the 13 red and white stripes represent the original 13 British colonies that declared independence from Great Britain. Red, blue, and white, the colors signify valor and bravery, vigilance, perseverance, and justice, and purity and innocence respectively.
Which was the first city in the US to host Olympics?
Chicago was supposed to host the Olympics originally, however, it overlapped with the 1904 World's Fair, which is why the games were moved to St. Louis, Missouri. The 1904 Olympics also saw the introduction of events such as freestyle, decathlon, and wrestling. It was during this season that German-American gymnast, George Eyser won multiple medals in one day.
“Give me liberty or give death”, who uttered this famous words?
A well-respected attorney hailing from Hanover County, Patrick Henry uttered these words in the Second Virginia Convention. Prominent personalities including future presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were also present, along with numerous others to discuss the Old Dominion's plan involving negotiations with the British. Patrick was the first governor of independent Virginia.
Mayflower is an integral part of American colonial history. This ship carried the Pilgrims from England to Plymouth, Massachusetts, leading to the establishment of the first permanent New England Colony in 1620. Before setting its course for America, Mayflower was a European cargo ship. It was purchased by Christopher Jones around 1608.
Which American president was born on the 4th of July?
The 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. His first name was John, but from early childhood days, he was referred to by his middle name. He took the office in 1923 when President Warren G. Harding suddenly passed away from a heart attack while he was touring San Francisco.
The German and Dutch Quakers of Mennonite descent in Germantown, Pennsylvania were the first people who wrote a 2-page long letter condemning the slavery practice in April 1688. However, the abolition movement only gained traction in the 18th century. The most influential pieces on slavery were written by Thomas Paine that paved the way for an organized anti-slavery movement.
Rosie the Riveter was the cultural icon of which war?
Designed by artist J. Howard Miller, the poster depicts a woman flexing her bicep in a blue shirt with a red-and-white polka-dot bandana tied to her head saying, "We Can Do It!" The poster featuring Rosie the Riveter was created for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and displayed in its factories to encourage women to participate in the wartime labor force.
Which of these presidents is said to have predicted their own death?
Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln's friend, and former law partner claimed that days before President Lincoln's assassination he shared an ominous dream where he discovered he's dead. Some historians do doubt Lamon's account, however, it is said that Honest Abe was quite intrigued by dreams and what they could hint about the future.
“We the people…” is the opening phrase of which important American document?
"We the People", are the first words of the Preamble to the United States Constitution. It was written byGouverneur Morris, one of the Founding Fathers of America who also referred as the "Penman of the Constitution." He was also one of the few people who openly condemned the practice of slavery.
Which year was Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated?
Martin Luther King. Jr was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was fatally shot by James Earl Ray as he stood on Lorraine Motel's second-floor balcony. Though King was then just 39 years old, his autopsy revealed that he had "a heart of a 60-year-old" which mainly resulted from the stress caused by the Civil Rights Movement.
Which doctrine opposed European colonialism in the Americas in 1823?
The Monroe Doctrine was USA's policy that opposed European colonialism in the Americas starting from 1823. The doctrine also said that it wouldn't interfere with the existing European colonies or intrude in the internal conflicts of the European states. It was issued when most Latin American colonies of Portugal and Spain had achieved or were about to gain independence.
Which treaty was signed in 1783 to end the American Revolutionary War?
In 1783, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the American Revolutionary War. It was negotiated by American Statemen Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Jay with the representatives of King George III of Great Britain. The Crown formally acknowledged American independence and surrendered the majority of the territory towards the east of Mississippi River.
Who was the first car maker to install the moving assembly line?
On December 1, 1913, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of Ford Model T. This move rapidly increased the productivity of his manufacturing unit. It reduced the time to build an automobile to 2 hours 30 minutes from 12+ hours. He came up with this idea when he observed conveyor belts in slaughterhouses.
Liberia, a West African country was founded in 1822 by the ACS (American Colonization Society) as a settlement for liberated American slaves. The capital of the country, Monrovia, was named after the 5th Unites States President James Monroe. He served in the White House from 1817 to 1825 and was a huge supporter of the ACS.
The Social Security Act was signed by President Roosevelt in 1935 to protect the interests of the elderly, unemployed and disadvantaged citizens. The main goal of the original act was to pay financial benefits to 65+ retirees. Since its inception, millions of citizens have benefitted by the financial assistance provided by this federal program.
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Introduced in Generation III as a new game mechanic, Pokémon abilities referred to the various powers and moves that each Pokémon possessed. Each of these abilities can be used by a Pokémon when told to in a battle. Can you match the ability with the Poké
Memorable movies often leave behind certain moments you simply can't forget. From famous quotes to interesting tidbits about the actors and the movie, we present a quiz that will thoroughly entertain you. Let's see if you can guess all 45 dialogues correctly to claim the title of ultimate movie buff!
On the 1st of July in the year 1962, the USPS department decided to introduce a 5 digit ZIP code, which meant they had to revise their state abbreviations due to space constraints. Now, each state has its unique postal abbreviation and if you don't want to lose your mail, you must get the postal abbreviations right. Do you think you know the abbreviations to ALL 50 states? Take the quiz to find out.
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Netflix’s most popular animated comedy series, BoJack Jackson follows the misadventures of an anthropomorphic horse who once starred in a '90s sitcom. The show is highly praised for its realistic depiction of issues such as sexism, racism, childhood trauma, mental health, sexual orientation, and more. It has won numerous accolades from Writers Guild of America Awards, Annie Awards, Critics' Choice Television Awards, and Gold Derby Awards.
With the 99th Precinct watching the streets of New York, no criminals can escape! Isn’t it “noice” to have such great detectives battling all sorts of trouble in their uniquely witty way? If you have guffawed at Holt’s deadpan expression or admired how tough Rosa is, or say “cool, cool, cool, cool” every time you are anxious, then take this quiz and find out how well you know Brooklyn Nine-Nine. So, ready, set, NINE-NINE!
If nihilistic optimism were to be explained in various ways, this show would definitely be an out-of-this-world example. Rick and Morty has received love from around the globe for its gripping story structure and the mindblowing adventures that the protagonists venture into. It is a show that explores possibilities, philosophical ruminations, despair, and even drama to keep you entertained. Think you've followed enough of the show to know everything about it? Take this quiz!