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1. In 1803 the United States purchased a large amount of land from the French. President Jefferson needed experienced people to explore this land then report back to him. Who were the explorers that he chose?
2. In 1814 during the War of 1812 the British invaded Washington, D.C. They set fire to many public buildings and stole property from the buildings. What single thing probably saved the city from destruction?
3. What two significant events happened on July 4, 1828?
4. The first large wave of European immigration happened in the 1840's. The Irish were the first group to come in large numbers. Why was this?
5. Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first airplane flight in 1903. They chose Kill Devil Hills, near Kitty Hawk, NC for their test flight. How far did their airplane travel on the first attempt?
6. On one of these days a large number of Americans were killed. Which day had the largest loss of life?
7. What was the period called the "Prohibition"?
8. Most people know that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Many ships were sunk and the American fleet was dealt a heavy blow. What single stroke of good luck saved the Pacific fleet from total destruction?
9. During the Great Depression Franklin Roosevelt instituted a program known as the New Deal. Which one of these agencies was NOT part of the New Deal?
10. Which one of these men was known as the "oil tycoon"?
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