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Betsy Ross - In 1952, The United States Post Office issued a stamp to honor the 200th anniversary of her birth.Who is often credited with making the first American flag in Philadelphia?

a. Martha Washington
b. Beatrice Potter
c. Dolly Madison
d. Betsy Ross

Three pairs - War ration books and tokens were issued to each American family.Rationing went into effect during WW II on February 7, 1943, limiting the number of shoes allowed to be purchased, per person, per year. How many?

a. Four pairs
b. One pair
c. Three pairs
d. Two pairs

The 13th - The act abolished involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime.Which amendment to the Constitution, declared on December 18, 1865, abolished slavery?

a. The 13th
b. The 11th
c. The 10th
d. The 3rd

Challenger - According to official records, the disaster was caused by a faulty O-ring seal that failed at liftoff.On January 28 1986, a space shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crewmembers. What was its name?

a. Enterprise
b. Challenger
c. Explorer
d. Columbia

April 8, 1513 - Juan Ponce de Leon is associated with the legend of the Fountain of Youth, which was said to be in Florida.When did Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claim present-day Florida for Spain?

a. April 8, 1493
b. April 8, 1483
c. April 8, 1503
d. April 8, 1513

They destroyed and sank it - They set the boat on fire and set her adrift whereby she plunged to her destruction over the Falls. What did Canadian militiamen do to the U.S. steamboat "Caroline" on December 29, 1837 in New York harbor?

a. They destroyed and sank it
b. They christened it
c. They captured it
d. They towed it to Canada

James Madison - James Madison was the fourth President of the United States.Which Founder's first-of-its-kind Religious Freedom Act abolished religious tests in Virginia in 1785?

a. Alexander Hamilton
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. James Madison
d. Samuel Adams

Abraham Lincoln - John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln at Ford's Theater.Who was assassinated on April 15th, 1865?

a. James Garfield
b. Benedict Arnold
c. Abraham Lincoln
d. General Lee

Louisiana - France sold 828, 000 square miles to the United States in 1803. The US paid less than three cents a square acre.What did the United States buy on the 30th of April 1803?

a. Florida
b. Louisiana
c. Alaska
d. Texas

Japan - The attack occurred on the 7th of December 1941.Which nation attacked the United States in 1941?

a. Japan
b. Russia
c. Mexico
d. China

Vietnam - The United States officially ended their involvement on August 15, 1973. The war in Vietnam did not end until 1975.In 1973, the US ended its involvement with which nation?

a. Cuba
b. Vietnam
c. The Soviet Union
d. Iraq

1969 - Armstrong and Aldrin were a part of the Apollo II spaceflight, which landed on the moon on the 20th of July 1969.When did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon?

a. 1973
b. 1962
c. 1956
d. 1969

Polio - Dr. Thomas Francis Jr. made an announcement that the vaccination developed by Dr. Salk worked.On April 12th 1955, America announced that they had a vaccination for which disease?

a. Measles
b. Polio
c. Small pox
d. Rabies

NASA - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration replaced the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.Which US government agency became operational on the 1st of October 1958?

a. CIA
c. IRS
d. FBI

To give women the right to vote - Women got the right to vote in 1920.The House of Representatives rejected what proposal on January 12, 1915?

a. To give women the right to vote
b. To enter WW I in general terms
c. To join Britain in its war with Germany
d. To join France in its war with Germany

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