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Who amongst these is not the founding fathers of the United States?

The former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Frederick North led his country through most of the American War of Independence.

Which of these was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas?

Founded in 1607, Jamestown went on to become the capital of the Colony of Virginia.

Where did the first battle of the American Revolution take place?

On April 19, 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord broke out, marking the beginning of the American Revolution.

How many colonies were originally a part of the United States?

The United States of America was originally formed from 13 colonies and included states such as Province of New York, Province of Pennsylvania, Province of Massachusetts Bay, and Connecticut Colony.

Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt – Guess the fourth face on Mt. Rushmore

Popularly called "Honest Abe," Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was renowned for his leadership during the American Civil War.

Which of these Presidents died while still in office?

The 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt was just a few months into his fourth term when he passed away on April 12, 1945, after suffering from an intracerebral hemorrhage.

When was the Declaration of Independence signed?

The Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and included a preamble, a list of grievances, and a resolution of independence.

Who is also known as “The Mother of the Civil Right Movement?”

Rosa Parks was an indispensable part of the civil rights movement. She invigorated the struggle for racial equality by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.

In which year did Martin Luther King. Jr deliver his iconic speech, “I have a dream”?

These unforgettable words were delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 while he was addressing the crowds from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

In which city was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, by Lee Harvey Oswald.

Who was the first US President to appear on TV?

FDR became the first American President to appear on television after his speech for the opening ceremony of the World's Fair on April 30, 1939, was televised.

When was Pearl Harbor attacked?

The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, compelling the United States to participate in World War II.

In which year did the Boston Massacre take place?

The Boston Massacre unfolded on March 5, 1770. It began as a confrontation between a British soldier and an American colonist before quickly turning into mayhem.

What year did the Great Depression start?

The Great Depression is said to have started after the stock market crash of 1929. This event marked the beginning of a severe economic slump that lasted for a decade.

Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the US?

In 1886, France gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States to commemorate the Franco-American alliance during the American Revolution.

Which city opened the first subway line in the country?

Boston was the first city in the country to get a subway system. The subway system was built to deal with mass migration and overpopulation in the city.

Which was the first capital of the United States?

Philadelphia was home to the Continental Congress, and it is also the city where the United States adopted the Declaration of Independence.

Which scandal forced President Richard Nixon to resign?

The Watergate Scandal revealed the Nixon administration's attempt at illegal espionage. It led to impeachment proceedings against the President, because of which he was forced to resign.

When did the US first deploy ground troops to Vietnam?

Under the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 3500 US Marines were deployed to Vietnam in 1965.

From which country did the US purchase Alaska?

America purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire for a sum of $7.2 million on March 30, 1867.

Who was the first President to stay in the White House?

The 2nd President of the US, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, moved to the White House in November 1800.

Who issued the Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves within rebellious states?

The Emancipation Proclamation was instrumental in a lot of ways, but slavery did not end until 1865, when the 13th Amendment was passed.

Which of these Presidents served for more than 2 terms?

Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only President in American history to have been elected 4 times, spending 12 years in office before his sudden death.

What do the stars on the American Flag represent?

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 of these Presidents was an actor in his younger days?

Ronald Reagan worked as an actor in his twenties. He subsequently moved to politics and went on to become the 40th President of the United States in 1981.

The Louisiana Purchase was a deal with which country?

In 1803, America bought 827,000 square miles of land situated to the west of the Mississippi river for $15 million from the French.

Which war in American history had the highest number of casualties?

According to estimates, 620,000 to 750,000 soldiers lost their lives during the American Civil War.

Who is the most infamous traitor of the American Revolutionary War?

Crowned as a hero of the Revolutionary War earlier, Benedict Arnold was labeled as a traitor after his conspiracy to surrender West Point to British forces was uncovered.

Which were the last two states to become a part of the USA?

Alaska was the 49th state and Hawaii was the 50th and the last state to officially join the United States of America in 1959.

Which Apollo Mission got American astronauts on the moon?

Apollo 11 redefined the history of humankind by landing humans on the moon's surface for the first time .

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.

What was the Pilgrims’ ship called?

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.

Which movement aimed to end slavery?

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 named its capital after which president?

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.

Which president signed the Social Security Act?

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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