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Advanced Placement U.S. History
"When some of us went to high school everyone took the same level of courses. Now high schools have Advanced Placement courses which can give students college credit if they do well. Here is your first Advanced Placement quiz!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Ground was broken for the construction of the Erie Canal in 1817. What two places were connected by this canal?
Erie, PA, and the Ohio River
Lake Erie and the Hudson River
Detroit and Baltimore, Md
Canada and the Mississippi River
This explorer, Indian fighter, hunter of bears, and militia member was elected as a state legislator and later as a United States Congressman.
This president served only thirty one days in office. Who was he?
The Gold Rush happened in 1849. On whose property was the original gold found?
President James Garfield is one of four United States presidents to be assassinated. Where was he when he was shot?
In a parade in New York City
While taking a walk in Chicago
While receiving guests at the White House
In the Washington, D.C. train station
George Armstrong Custer was killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. It is known as "Custer's Last Stand". What other remarkable thing did Custer do in his life?
During the Battle of Bull Run he was credited with killing over three hundred Confederate soldiers
During the Civil War he was promoted to the rank of general at the age of 23
He actually wrote the Emancipation Proclamation for President Lincoln while assigned to the White House
He attempted to swim across the Mississippi River
This man was known as the "Master of Escape". Some of his feats were to escape from locked handcuffs, from locked trunks, and freeing himself from straitjackets. He thrilled crowds in the United States and Europe. Who was he?
The United States entered World War I in 1917. What was one factor that led to the US entering the war in Europe?
The use of submarine warfare by Germany
The kidnapping of Prince Harold
The German attack on Rome
The Italian embargo on food
What was a "Victory Garden"?
A garden that was grown on the back lawn of the White House in celebration of the victory in WWII
A place where the average U.S. citizen grew crops to support his family
A night club in New York that was popular during WW II
A type of farm where tall crops were grown to guide airplanes
In 1950 an attempt was made on the life of President Harry Truman. Where did this assassination attempt happen?
At Blair House
In a parade on Pennsylvania Ave in Washington
At the White House
At the home of the Secretary of State
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