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1. Ground was broken for the construction of the Erie Canal in 1817. What two places were connected by this canal?
2. This explorer, Indian fighter, hunter of bears, and militia member was elected as a state legislator and later as a United States Congressman.
3. This president served only thirty one days in office. Who was he?
4. The Gold Rush happened in 1849. On whose property was the original gold found?
5. President James Garfield is one of four United States presidents to be assassinated. Where was he when he was shot?
6. 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?
7. 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?
8. The United States entered World War I in 1917. What was one factor that led to the US entering the war in Europe?
9. What was a "Victory Garden"?
10. In 1950 an attempt was made on the life of President Harry Truman. Where did this assassination attempt happen?
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