citizenship: 100 civics question/History
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What is one reason colonist came to America?
*practice their religion
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
*people from Africa
Why did the colonist fight the British?
*because of high taxes (taxation without representation)
*because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering)
*because they didn't have self-government
Who wrote the Declaration of Indepence?
When was the Declaration of Indepence adopted?
July 4, 1776
There were 13 original states. Name three.
What happened at the constitutional Convention?
*The Constitution was written
*The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution
When was the Constitution written?
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
*oldest member of the Constitutional Convention
*first Postmaster General of the United States
*writer of "Poor Richard's Almanac"
*stated the first free libraries
Who is the "Father of Our Country"?
Who was the first President?
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
* the Louisiana Territory
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
*War of 1812
Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.
*the Civil War
*the War between the States
Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
*freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)
*saved (or preserved) the Union
*led the United states during the Civil War
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
*freed the slaves
*freed slaves in the Confederate states
*freed slaves in most Southern states
What did Susan B. Anthony do?
*fought for women's rights
*fought for civil rights
Name one war fought by the United states in the 1900's.
*World War I
*World War II
*(Persian) gulf War
Who was President during World War I?
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
Who did the United States fight in World War II?
Japan, Germany, and Italy
Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
World War II
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
civil rights (movement)
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?
*fought for civil rights
*worked for equality for all Americans
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
Terrorist attacked the United States
Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.
Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?
What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
Name one U.S. territory.
*U.S. Virgin Islands
*Northern Mariana Islands
Name one state that borders Canada.
Name one state that borders Mexico.
What is the capital of the United States?
Where is the Statue of Liberty?
*New York (Harbor)
*near New York City
*on the Hudson (River)
Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
*because that were 13 original colonies
*because the stripes represent the original colonies
Why does the flag have 50 stars?
*because there is one star for each states
*because each star represent a state
*because there are 50 states
What is the name of the national anthem?
The Star-Spangled Banner
When do we celebrate Independence Day?
Name two national U.S. holidays
*New Year's Day
*Martin Luther King, Jr. Day