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John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison used the pseudonym Publius for what series of 85 essays supporting the Constitution?
The Federalist Papers
Pickett's Charge failed to take Cemetary Ridge in what 1863 Civil War battle in Pennsylvania that is often considered the war's turning point?
John Quincy Adams successfully defended the 53 former residents of Sierra Leone who had escaped and taken over what Spanish slave ship in 1839?
What cavalry officer, who graduated last in his class at West Point in 1861, led the ill-fated expedition to meet the Sioux at the Little Bighorn?
What seven-letter word can describe a traveler to a holy place or a Puritan who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower to settle in Massachusetts?
The Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver lost their cargo on December 16, 1773, during what event in which Sons of Liberty dressed as Mohawks?
Boston Tea Party
What president left on a ten-month African safari immediately after the inauguration of his successor, William Howard Taft?
Stephen Douglas authored what 1854 law that authorized popular referenda on slavery in its two namesake territories?
Which Secretary of State who served from 1861 to 1869 was derided for his "folly" of purchasing Alaska?
Montgomery was the intended destination of three civil rights marches from what Alabama city, the namesake of Marge and Patty Bouvier's sister?
What woman was inspired by London's Toynbee Hall to work with Ellen Gates Starr to create the Chicago settlement home called Hull House?
Which president warned against planners of war collaborating with business interests in a military-industrial complex in his 1961 farewell address?
What Union general who was victorious at Shiloh and Vicksburg accepted the surrender of Robert E. Lee at the end of the Civil War?
West Branch, Iowa, was the boyhood home of what Secretary of Commerce for Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge who was elected president in 1928?
Which oldest U.S. Cabinet-level department was first headed by Thomas Jefferson and was originally known as the Department of Foreign Affairs?
Department of State
What British explorer who sailed for Holland visited the east coast of North America, including New York City, where a river is named for him?
Which secretary of state to James Monroe drafted most of the Monroe Doctrine and was himself elected president in 1824?
John Quincy Adams
General John Pershing unsuccessfully pursued what man who sacked the town of Columbus, New Mexico, a notorious Mexican rebel and bandit?
Which Louisiana native nicknamed "Little Napoleon" captured Fort Sumter and created the Confederate Army of the Potomac?
The Declaration of Sentiments was issued at what 1848 women's rights conference in New York organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton?
Abraham Zapruder became famous for his 1963 footage of what president's assassination?
What leader of the Pottawatomie Massacre was an abolitionist who was hanged after an 1859 raid on Harper's Ferry?
What president supported the 1883 Pendleton Civil Service Act after he assumed office following the assassination of James Garfield?
For 15 million dollars, the U.S. bought nearly all of the present American Southwest under the terms of what 1848 treaty ending the Mexican War?
After pleading no contest to a tax evasion charge, which former governor of Maryland resigned from the vice presidency in 1973?
Which 1978 agreement signed by Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin that tried to bring peace to the Middle East was named for a presidential retreat?
Camp David Accords
August 21, 1959, saw the admission to the U.S. of what 50th state whose nickname is the Aloha State?
What woman's grandson Charles Francis published the first set of her letters to her husband John illustrating life before and after the Revolution?
Birch Bayh, the father of current Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, was defeated for re-election to the Senate in 1980 by what future vice president?
In 1969 journalist Seymour Hersh broke the news of what March 16, 1968, massacre of 504 Vietnamese civilians by U.S. Army troops?
What organization was founded after the Haymarket Square riots by Samuel Gompers and later merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations?
The destruction of what American battleship on February 15, 1898, led to calls for war against Spain by American journalists?
What Depression-era creator of the "Share the Wealth" program and autocratic governor of Louisiana was known as the "Kingfish"?
What plant was processed by Richard Arkwright's water frame after having its fibers and seedpods sepaarated by the "gin" of Eli Whitney?
What general who led the "Buffalo Soldiers" during the Spanish-American War commanded the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I?
At the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray assassinated what civil rights leader?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Which incumbent president defeated challengers Alf Landon, Wendell Wilkie, and Thomas Dewey in successive elections?
A 1754 meeting of colonial representatives produced a namesake "Plan of Union" drafted by Benjamin Franklin in what current capital of New York?
Melville Fuller, Oliver Ellsworth, William Howard Taft, Earl Warren, and John Marshall have all held what top judicial post on the Supreme Court?
What longtime Army commander known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" led the victorious American drive into Mexico City in 1847?
What name is given to the post-Treaty of New Echota removal of 17,000 Cherokees from Georgia to Oklahoma?
Trail of Tears
What president signed the Pendleton Civil Service reform act into law in 1883, two years after Charles Guiteau killed his predecessor James Garfield?
Originally a Detroit warehouse worker, what high-profile leader of the Teamsters union disappeared in 1975 and hasn't been heard from since?
What president's quarrel with Alexander Hamilton over a treaty split the Federalist Party and allowed Thomas Jefferson to be elected in 1800?
The same two justices dissented in the 7-2 Doe v. Bolton ruling in 1973 as did in what Texas case that, together with Doe, legalized abortion?
Roe v. Wade
The 1919 Volstead Act was intended to enforce what "noble experiment" that sought to stop the sale and consumption of alcohol?
Created by an American inventor during the Civil War, what rotating multi-barreled weapon was the first major practical machine gun?
What president was derided as "His Accidency" and faced a mass Cabinet resignation after the death of his predecessor, William Henry Harrison?
"These are the times that try men's souls" is the first line of what series of pamphlets written during the American Revolution by Thomas Paine?
What publisher of a newspaper in Marion, Ohio, was elected to the Senate in 1915 and, five years later, succeeded Woodrow Wilson as president?
The 1913 Clayton Act and the 1890 Sherman Act were what kind of legislation designed to limit the power of monopolies to harm the public good?
Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse won the Battle of Little Bighorn and Colorado was admitted to the Union in what year that marked the U.S.'s centennial?
The 1848 Declaration of Sentiments was signed at what women's rights convention named for the upstate New York town where it was held?
In what year were John Bell, John Breckinridge, and Stephen Douglas all defeated in their bids for the Presidency by Abraham Lincoln?
What man was the subject of a biography by Mason Weems and won victories at Princeton, Trenton, and Yorktown as commander of the Continental Army?
Federal concern over the Ghost Dance religion led to a disarming of the Sioux that turned into what 1890 battle and massacre in South Dakota?
What man defeated Robert Barclay's fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812, then wrote, "We have met the enemy and they are ours"?
Oliver Hazard Perry
While attacking Mobile Bay, what Civil War naval officer declared, "Damn the torpedos - full speed ahead!"?
Tom Hayden and Abbie Hoffman were members of what group of defendants prosecuted for rioiting during the 1968 Democratic Convention?
In 1912 Hiram Johnson was the vice presidential candidate of what third party that nominated Teddy Roosevelt for president?
What U.S. president signed the Interstate Commerce Act in 1887 during the first of his two non-consecutive terms?
On October 8, 1871, which American city was devastated by a fire supposedly started by Mrs. O'Leary's cow?
The Kentucky Resolutions were written by what man, who became the first President inaugurated in Washington, D.C., after he was elected in 1800?
What surname is shared by FM radio pioneer Edwin, jazz musician Louis, and Apollo 11 astronaut Neil?
Which 1856 presidential candidate of the Know-Nothing Party was elected vice president in 1848 and became president upon the death of Zachary Taylor?
The 1871 Treaty of Washington settled claims relating to what warship named for the home state of the first Confederate capital, Montgomery?
What man who became a major general following the Battle of Chickamauga went on to be a Senator from Ohio and president before being shot in 1881?
After violating the Tenure of Office Act by firing Secretary of War Edwin Stanton in 1868, which U.S. President found himself impeached?
On May 6, 1937, at Lakehurst, New Jersey, 36 people were killed by the fire aboard what German zeppelin?
What agreement negotiated by Secretary of State John Hay at the end of the 19th century guaranteed the U.S. equal trading access within China?
A lack of supplies and low morale were more threatening than the cold to George Washington's army at what Pennsylvania winter camp of 1777 and 1778?
On March 30, 1981, which world leader was walking out of the Hilton Hotel in Washington when he was shot and almost killed by John Hinckley Jr.?
What president was succeeded by his one-time secretary of war, William Taft, having himself become president after the death of William McKinley?
October 24, 2005, saw the death of what civil rights leader, known for refusing to give up her bus seat in Montgomery in 1955?
What author of the novel Farmington is better known as an attorney who defended Eugene V. Debs, Leopold Loeb, and John Scopes?
What man founded the Committees of Correspondence in 1772, wrote the State of the Rights of the Colonies, and instigated the Boston Tea Party?
Which militant abolitionist hoped to start a slave revolt in 1859 with his raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry?
On April 19, 1995, what state capital's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed by Timothy McVeigh?
What tactic was first used at the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, when the cruiser Australia was intentionally hit by a Japanese plane?
Baron Edward de Stoeckl negotiated the 1867 sale of what future state that was then derisively referred to as "Seward's Folly"?
What man was accompanied by William Dawes and Samuel Prescott on April 18, 1775, when he rode to warn Concord that the Redcoats were coming?
What secretary of war under Franklin Pierce resigned his Mississippi Senate seat before the Civil War began and became president of the Confederacy?
Maxwell Anderson's play Gods of the Lightning dealt with the alleged 1920 murder of a paymaster by what two anarchist immigrants from Italy?
Sacco and Vanzetti
What policy was deemed unenforceable by the Wickersham Commission of 1931, two years before it was abolished by the Twenty-First Amendment?
Who did the Chicago Daily Tribune mistakenly declare winner of the presidential election of 1948, though he had not actually beaten Harry Truman?
A cracked O-ring may have led to the January 28, 1986, deaths of teacher Christa McAuliffe and six others in the explosion of what space shuttle?
Seven policemen and four others were killed by a bomb purportedly thrown by anarachists in what riot that occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886?
Haymarket Square Riots
What Confederate general accidentally killed by friendly fire at the Battle of Chancellorsville was nicknamed "Stonewall?"
The 1765 Declaration of Rights and Grievances was drawn up in response to what Act of Parliament that taxed all official papers in the colonies?
Stamp Act of 1765
Gustavus Myers, Lincoln Steffens, and Ida Tarbell were among what group of writers who exposed corruption in the early part of the 20th century?
No Americans died during what Spanish-American War naval battle in which George Dewey secured the waters near the capital of the Philippines?
Battle of Manila Bay
What 1896 Supreme Court case allowing for "separate but equal" facilities was invalidated by the 1954 Brown school segregation decision?
Plessy v. Ferguson
Lieutenant Governor Thomas Hutchinson withdrew to an island after Paul Revere circulated an engraving of which 1770 shooting of five Colonials?
Who defeated Alton Parker to be elected president in 1904, having taken office upon the assassination of William McKinley?
The last name of the man who killed Lee Harvey Oswold is the same as what birthstone of July, a red variety of corundum?
What man who wrote a famous namesake brief in Muller v. Oregon served on the Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939, becoming the first Jew on the Court?
Two answers required. In 1927 which two men of Italian heritage were executed for two 1920 South Braintree murders despite doubts about their guilt?
Sacco and Vanzetti
What former Union general served as Secretary of War for a month in 1869, five years after going to Savannah from Atlanta in his "March to the Sea"?
Willam Tecumseh Sherman
In 1804 Aaron Burr killed what first secretary of the treasury, whose face now appears on the ten-dollar bill?
What man won re-election by receiving all but one electoral vote in the Presidential election of 1820 and went on to issue a namesake doctrine?
What man who later became a member of the Know-Nothing Party was a Whig when he became President in 1850 upon the death of Zachary Taylor?
Which vice president who was involved in the XYZ affair lent his name to a verb designating the rearrangement of voting districts to favor one party?
Sara Jane Moore and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme both tried to assassinate what president who came to power after the resignation of Richard Nixon?
What war, which began with a boundary dispute over the Nueces River, ended in 1848 with the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
What two-word phrase coined by John O'Sullivan in 1845 names the belief that Americans were divinely ordained to move west and settle North America?
The Non-Intercourse and Embargo Acts were passed during the administration of what president who retired in 1809 to his estate at Monticello?
The husband of a British countess bears what title that is also the middle name of the last president to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Jimmy Carter?
What speech which notes that this is a nation "conceived in Liberty" was delivered on November 19, 1863, by Abraham Lincoln?
Claudia Alta Taylor is the maiden name of what Texan who served as First Lady from 1963-69?
Lady Bird Johnson
Dwight Eisenhower championed what transportation network now formally named for him whose odd-numbered elements run north and south?
What American patriot, proclaimed the State Hero of Connecticut, regretted at this execution that he had but one life to give for his country?
What abolitionist who led the Pottawatomie massacre in Kansas was hanged for his part in the 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry?
What man became governor of Virginia in 1825, vice president 16 years later, and president upon the death of William Henry Harrison?
What policy, enforced by the Volstead Act of 1919, became national law with the passage of the 18th Amendment?
What "dark horse" candidate who won the Democratic nomination on the 49th ballot defeated Winfield Scott in 1852 to become the 14th president?
What native of Pennsylvania who served as Secretary of State under James Polk was elected President in 1856 and was the only one never to marry?
What first and last name is shared by the winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics and the president that immediately preceded Abraham Lincoln?
What author of the Defense of the Constitutions became the first vice president to be elected president when he succeeded George Washington in 1796?
What commander of the Eastern Squadron arrived in Edo Bay in 1853 and went on to negotiate a treaty opening Japan to the west?
What country saw 2,000 exiles intent on staging a coup splash ashore on April 17, 1961 at the Plaza Giron, a place also known as the Bay of Pigs?
Which U.S. president, whose cabinet split over the Eaton Affair, was succeeded in office in 1837 by his vice president, Martin Van Buren?
Which Unitarian minister disputed the divine nature of Jesus in his 1838 Harvard Divinity School address and wrote about Transcendentalism in Nature?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What person responsible for the "American Amendment" at the 1884 Third International Geneva Conference foudned the American Red Cross?
What series of 85 essays aimed at New York and written by John Jay, Alexander Hamiltion, and James Madison advocated ratification of the Constitution?
Seven years after it occurred, John Altgeld pardoned three of the men convicted of inciting which May 4, 1886, riot that occurred in a Chicago square?
Which president's administration, which saw the purchase of Alaska and the Tenure of Office Act, fell between those of U.S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln?
William McKinley ordered an investigation into the 1898 explosion of which battleship in Havana Harbor that precipitated the Spanish-American War?
What ship anchored in Tokyo Bay saw the Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945, and was named for the "Show Me" state with capital Jefferson City?
What man who wrote the Kentucky Resolutions in protest of the Alien and Sedition Acts tied for electoral votes for president in 1800 with Aaron Burr?
Which man was hanged at Charles Town on December 2, 1859, less than two months after he and other abolitionists captured the arsenal at Harpers Ferry?
The so-called "Pumpkin Papers" supported Whittaker Chambers' 1948 charge that which State Department employee was a Communist spy?
Whose 7th Cavalry made a disastrous 1876 attack on the Sioux and Cheyenne, led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, by the banks of the Little Big Horn?
What explorer and soldier called the "Pathfinder" served as military governor of California and in 1856 was the first Republican presidential nominee?
John C. Fremont
DeKalb, Illinois saw the birth of which invention patented by Joseph Glidden, a material sometimes called "devil's rope" by ranchers who fenced with it?
Which building inspired by Dublin's Leinster House and designed by James Hoban was burned down during the War of 1812 and contains the Oval Office?
What is allowed "as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted" but is otherwise forbideen by the Thirteenth Amendment?
Which president of the Screen Actors Guild and California governor defeated Walter Mondale in '84 and Jimmy Carter in '80 to win terms as president?
The only term of which president from New Hampshire saw the Ostend Manifesto, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and, in 1853, the Gadsden Purchase?
The 1964 documentary Point of Order recounts the investigation of the Army instigated by which Wisconsin Senator known for his anti-Communist crusade?
Lord North resigned when he heard of the surrender of Charles Cornwallis in what battle on a Virginia peninsula that ended the Revolutionary War?
What man left Roosevelt Field on May 20, 1927, and arrived in Paris almost 34 hours later, having crossed the Atlantic in The Spirit of St. Louis?
Which former governor of Chihuahua led a raid on Columbus, New Mexico, that prompted a 1916 "punitive expedition" led by General John Pershing?
Which act revised by the 1914 Clayton Act became, in 1890, the first federal law to fight "combinations in restraint of trade" by monopolies and trusts?
Sherman Antitrust Act
Meetings at Conkey's Tavern to arrange jailbreaks for indebted farmers led to which Massachusetts uprising in 1786 and 1787?
In 1933 Giuseppe Zangara killed Chicago mayor Anton Cermak while trying to shoot which Democratic politician who had just been elected president?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Which Princeton president and New Jersey governor who defeated Taft in 1912 failed to convince Congress to ratify the Treaty of Versailles?
The only surviving home of Benjamin Franklin is in which European city where he worked near Charing Cross as deputy postmaster for the Colonies?
The battles of Cerro Gordo, Chapultepec, and Buena Vista were fought during what 1846 to 1848 war against a southern neighbor?
What term for squatters on the Unassigned Lands before their 1889 opening to lawful settlement was adopted as the nickname of Oklahoma athletic teams?
Five Congressmen were shot in 1954 - and Harry Truman was shot at in 1950 - by nationalists seeking independence for which U.S. Caribbean territory?
Semper paratus is the motto of which smallest U.S. armed service that was formed in 1915 by the merger of the Revenue Cutter and Lifesaving Services?
The Wyandot is the preferred name of which First Nations people on the St. Lawrence River who fought the Iroquois and gave their name to a Great Lake?
Since 1953 what has been the air traffic call sign of any heavily modified Boeing 747 from Andrews Air Force Base that carries the president?
Air Force One
Who sent Matthew Perry to Japan during his single term as the last Whig president, which began when his predecessor, Zachary Taylor, died in office?
Which Texas native and former Arizona state senator and judge was nominated by Ronald Reagan to be the first female member of the U.S. Supreme Court?
Sandra Day O'Connor
An 1896 speech advocating bimetallism warned that "you shall not crucify mankind upon" what metaphorical symbol envisioned by William Jennings Bryan?
Cross of Gold
Which secretary of state under James Polk negotiated the 1846 Oregon Treaty with Britain and was elected president on the Democratic ticket in 1856?
Which war was documented in photographs by Matthew Brady including a series exhibited as "The Dead of Antietam"?
What man was thrice elected governor of Ohio starting in 1867 before winning the disputed presidential election of 1876 against Samuel Tilden?
The U.S. ignored a 1986 World Court verdict by continuing to subvert what nation's Sandinista regime by helping the Contras' attempts to take Managua?
Which Civil War battle, a Union victory fought on April 6-7, 1862, in Tennessee, is also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing?
Battle of Shiloh
On May 4, 1970, four students were killed by the National Guard during a demonstration at what university southeast of Cleveland, Ohio?
Kent State University
What member of the "Half-Breed" faction lost the 1884 election to Grover Cleveland and was branded a "Continental Liar from the State of Maine"?
James G. Blaine
Herbert Hoover ordered Douglas MacArthur to disperse what group of World War I verterans who camped in Washington, D.C., to demand money from Congress?
Which 1803 court case against the secretary of state ruled part of the Judiciary Act of 1789 unconstitutional, thereby establishing judicial review?
Marbury v. Madison
Robert E. Lee routed Joseph Hooker at what Civil War battle of May 1862 during which Stonewall Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men?
Battle of Chancellorsville
Which former Wyoming congressman and secretary of defense was CEO of the Halliburton Corporation before becoming vice-president?
Between 1900 and 1920 what co-founder of the Industrial Workers of the World ran for president five times as a Socialist Party candidate?
Two 1890 acts, one of which called for the government to purchase silver and one of which made trusts illegal, were named for what Ohio senator?
Who is the only man to be elected to the U.S. Senate as a write-in candidate, beginning a 48-year period in office that ended in 2003?
Which president asked Felix Frankfurter and Rexford Tugwell to join his "Brain Trust" that would advise him on New Deal policies during the Depression?
Castle Pinckney and Fort Moultrie lie in the harbor of which South Carolina city that saw the first shots of the Civil War fired at Fort Sumter?
What editor-in-chief of The Crisis, who died a naturalized citizen of Ghana in 1963, wrote The Souls of Black Folk and co-founded the NAACP?
W.E.B Du Bois
Toynbee Hall inspired the development of 800 South Halstead into what Chicago settlement house founded by Elizabeth Gates Starr and Jane Addams?
Which World War II general relieved Bastogne while commanding the 3rd Army in France and slapped a soldier while commanding the 7th Army in Sicily?
Which senator, a former president of the University of Arkansas, created a namesake "exchange" program for scholars from different countries?
Which commander of the German Afrika Korps was defeated by General Bernard Montgomery at the Second Battle of El Alamein in 1942?
Which member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union was famous for singing and praying in bars while smashing them with a hatchet?
What general who was nicknamed "Old Rough and Ready" died in 1850 while serving as the 12th president and was succeeded by Millard Fillmore?
Abraham Lincoln enlisted initially as a captain in a brief 1832 war fought against, and named for, what leader of the Sauk Indians?
In 1848 Mexico ceded over 525,000 square miles, including California, by signing what treaty that ended the Mexican-American War?
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
On October 10, 1973, what former governor of Maryland pled no contest to charges of bribery and tax evasion and resigned as Nixon's vice president?
The largest mausoleum in the U.S. is found alongside the Hudson River in New York City's Riverside Park and honors which 18th U.S. president?
What man who was president of the American Philosophical Society from 1797 to 1815 also served from 1801 to 1809 as President of the United States?
In 1969 the loosely organized Indians of All Tribes occupied what San Francisco Bay island that was home to Al Capone when in use as a penitentiary?
Who succeeded John Hancock as governor of Massachusetts in 1793, two decades after he led the Committees of Correspondence and the Boston Tea Party?
John Burgoyne surrended British troops to Horatio Gates in October 1777 after which New York battle that turned the tide of the American Revolution?
Battle of Saratoga
What 1862 act sponsored by Congressman Galusha Grow provided for the sale of 160 acres of unoccupied land to settlers who lived on it for five years?
What editor of the New York Weekly Journal was defended by Andrew Hamilton and acquitted in 1735 on charges of defaming Governor William Crosby?
John Peter Zenger
What man reacted to the sack of Lawrence by massacring pro-slavery settlers on Pottawatomie Creek and later captured the arsenal at Harpers Ferry?
Which explorer, who mistakenly identified the source of the Mississippi in 1805, is the namesake of a Front Range peak in Colorado?
Which president allied with Secretary of State Roger Taney to fight the so-called "Bank War" against rechartering the Second Bank of the U.S.?
Operation Urgent Fury saw the landing of U.S. troops in which Caribbean nation after the assassination of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop in 1983?
Culp's Hill, Little Round Top, and Cemetary Ridge saw intense fighting during which July 1863 battle that ended with the failure of Pickett's Charge?
Battle of Gettysburg
Taylor Branch's At Canaan's Edge completes a three-part biography of which American preacher murdered by James Earl Ray in Memphis in 1968?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
What taciturn man broke the Boston Police Strike in 1919 as Governor of Massachusetts, four years before succeeding Warren Harding as president?
Linda Tripp recorded conversations with which California-born intern, whose dalliances in a blue dress led to the 1998 impeachment of Bill Clinton?
What man of Gullah descent survived a 52-48 confirmation vote in 1991 to become the Supreme Court's second African-American justice?
What president's second secretary of the treasury, Oliver Wolcott, served in the Cabinet alongside Charles Lee, Henry Knox, and Thomas Jefferson?
What former Buffalo mayor and New York governor was twice elected president, defeating James Blaine and Benjamin Harrison for non-consecutive terms?
What leader of a raid on Combahee Ferry in 1863 was also known as "Moses" for her work conducting escaping slaves along the Underground Railroad?
Who warned of the military-industrial complex in his farewell address and defeated Adlai Stevenson in 1952 to succeed Harry Truman as president?
What Secretary of War under Franklin Pierce resigned his Senate seat in 1861 and moved from Mississippi to Richmond to serve as Confederate president?
What populist who served as governor of, and then senator from, Louisiana in the 1930s sought to make "Every man a king" and was known as "The Kingfish"?
Who claimed George III "could profit by the example" of Charles I and Cromwell and, in a speech, to the House of Burgesses, demanded liberty or death?
What five-week campaign in 1864 that included the Battle of Griswoldville, began with burning Atlanta and ended with Sherman's capture of Savannah?
March to the Sea
What owner of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and New York World gave $2 million to Columbia University to create a series of namesake journalism prizes?
What Democrat, who resigned as secretary of state in 1915, lost three presidential campaigns before prosecuting Tennessee teacher John Scopes?
William Jennings Bryan
What note, sent to Ambassador Heinrich von Eckardt in 1917 by its namesake foreign secretary, proposed that Mexico ally with Germany against the U.S.?
What Secretary of State for John Adams wrote opinions in Gibbons v. Ogden and Marbury v. Madison as the longest-serving Chief Justice in U.S. history?
A 1952 meeting with Elijah Muhammad led to the rejection of the "slave name" "Little" by which civil rights leader who took a letter as his surname?
Richard Clarke and William Cohen testified before which Thomas Kean-chaired commission on the intelligence failures that allowed 2,974 deaths in 2001?
What structure attacked in 1814 by Alexander Cochrane in Baltimore Harbor inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
What president was advised by journalist Amos Kendall and Francis Blair and Vice President Martin van Buren, who were in his "Kitchen Cabinet"?
Who served as James Cox's running mate in 1920 before being elected governor of New York in 1928 and president in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944?
Who replaced John Lewis as head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and wrote Black Power before changing his name to Kwame Toure?
What sponsor of a namesake 1890 tariff had help from Mark Hanna in his campaign for governor of Ohio in 1892 and for the presidency in 1896 and 1900?
What alliteratively named mayor of Minneapolis was Lyndon Johnson's vice president and lost the 1968 presidential election to Richard Nixon?
The most controversial part of D.W. Griffith's film The Birth of a Nation was its positive portrayal of what racist, cross-burning organization?
Which governor of Chihuahua, who turned on Victoriano Huerta in 1913, was pursued by John Pershing after leading raids across the U.S.-Mexico border?
What feminist arrested for voting in the 1872 election became the first non-allegorical woman on U.S. currency with the minting of a 1979 dollar coin?
Susan B. Anthony
Robert Anderson commanded what fort attacked by forces led by P.G.T. Beauregard in Charleston Harbor in April 1861, thereby starting the Civil War?
Katherine Graham owned what American newspaper that, under executive editor Ben Bradlee, published the Watergate stories of Woodward and Bernstein?
The Washington Post
In which election did the Know-Nothings nominee Millard Fillmore and the first-ever Republican candidate, John C. Fremont, lose to James Buchanan?
Election of 1856
The U.S. settlement house movement was begun by what Nobel Peace Prize winner who, with Ellen Gates Starr, founded Chicago's Hull House in 1889?
The 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment became known by what two-word name after Theodore Roosevelt led its charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba in 1898?
The death of Emmett Till had been investigated by which Mississippian whose own murder, in 1963, was later proven the work of Byron de la Beckwith?
Who served as U.S. attorney general from 1961 until 1964, and then as a New York Senator from 1965 until his assassination by Sirhan Sirhan in 1968?
Who prosecuted Andrew Jackson's attempted assassin in 1835, 21 years after red glare over Fort McHenry inspired him to write "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
Francis Scott Key
What West Point alumnus and secretary of war for Franklin Pierce resigned his Mississippi Senate seat to become the only president of the Confederacy?
What general from South Carolina served under Nathanael Greene at the Battle of Eutaw Springs in 1781 and was known as the "Swamp Fox"?
What native of the island of Nevis helped form the Federalist Party, wrote most of the Federalist Papers, and was the first Secretary of the Treasury?
What doctrine advocated by the 1828 "Exposition and Protest" of John Calhoun claimed a right for states to deem federal laws unconstitutional and void?
In 1952 who defeated Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. to win election to the Senate from Massachusetts, eight years before he was elected president?
Virgil Thomson's opera The Mother of Us All depcits what 19th-century American feminist, whose face appeared on the obverse of a dollar coin in 1979?
Susan B. Anthony
What House Speaker, whose 1825 nomination as secretary of state by John Quincy Adams suggested a "corrupt bargain," was called the "Great Compromiser"?
Which Union general asserted that "war is hell" and, as a proponent of "total war," burned Atlanta and captured Savannah after his 1864 March to the Sea?
William T. Sherman
Which attorney defended the murderers of Bobby Franks -- Leopold and Loeb -- and opposed William Jennings Bryan on the Scopes Monkey Trial?
Earth in the Balance is a 1992 book by which former presidential candidate who also wrote The Assault on Reason and An Inconvenient Truth?
Kim Gandy is the current president of which organization founded in 1966 by Pauli Murray and Betty Friedan that supports feminist causes?
National Organization for Women
What case involving an undelivered judge's commission was decided in 1803 and first established the unconstitutionality of a law via judicial review?
Marbury v. Madison
Between serving as president of Ford Motor Company and the World Bank, which man oversaw the escalation of the Vietnam War as Secretary of Defense?
Which 1856 Know-Nothing presidential candidate was the last Whig vice president and became the last Whig president upon the death of Zachary Taylor?
Which battleship that sank with over 1,000 sailors aboard on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor was named for the state southwest of the Four Corners?
What former president of Princeton and Governor of New Jersey defeated William H. Taft and Charles Evans Hughes in the elections of 1912 and 1916?
Who defeated Winfield Scott Hancock to win the presidency in 1880, months before he was assassinated by Stalwart supporter Charles Guiteau?
Which Illinois governor and namesake grandson of Grover Cleveland's second vice president lost the presidency to Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956?
Which founder of the University of Virginia appears on the two-dollar bill and has his Palladian home, Monticello, on the recently redesigned nickel?
Which president's attempt to remove Edwin Stanton as secretary of war, in violation of the Tenure of Office Act, led to his 1868 impeachment?
Kansas City boss Tom Pendergast launched the career of which third and final vice president of Franklin Roosevelt who succeeded that man in 1945?
Harry S. Truman
George Whitefield was active in which 1720 and 1750 movement that produced "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and other sermons of religious revival?
Who wrote a posthumously published 1791 autobiography that ends in 1757, when he was still envoy to Britain and publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac?
Which president annexed Hawaii and began the Spanish-American War before being assassinated in Buffalo by anarchist Leon Czolgosz?
On July 4, 1863, General John Pemberton surrendered what city to Ulysses S. Grant, giving the Union total control of the Mississippi River?
Who took a Senate seat from Birch Bayh in 1980, eight years before debating Lloyd Bentsen as part of a winning ticket with George H.W. Bush?
The Hartford Convention was held during the administration of which president whose second term also saw the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812?
The 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to which activist, who was murdered at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis by James Earl Ray four years later?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Who followed Robert Bork and Douglas Ginsburg as Ronald Reagan's third 1987 Supreme Court nominee, and has become the Roberts Court's main swing vote?
What man appointed to fill Hubert Humphrey's Senate seat served as vice president under Jimmy Carter and lost a landslide to Ronald Reagan in 1984?
Hottinguer, Hauteval, and Bellamy were the three French agents who demanded a bribe from American ministers in which alphabetical 1798 "affair"?
What first military governor of Florida also served as Tennessee's first Congressman before defeating John Quincy Adams in the election of 1828?
Johann Rall's forces lost which battle fought after George Washington crossed the Delaware on December 26, 1776, and attacked a New Jersey city?
Battle of Trenton
E.D. Nixon planned what boycott that lasted for 381 days in 1955 and 1956 and began after the arrest of Rosa Parks in Alabama's capital city?
Montgomery Bus Boycott
What labor leader who worked with Dolores Huerta led a boycott of California grapes, attacked pesticide use, and started the United Farm Workers?
What president was elected to the Confederate Congress 20 years after his vice presidential career ended with the death of William Henry Harrison?
The Judiciary Act of 1789 and the Constitution were found to conflict in what 1803 Supreme Court decision which established judicial review?
Marbury v. Madison
Under President James Madison, Robert Smith and James Monroe held what Cabinet position earlier held by Thomas Jefferson and Madison himself?
Secretary of State
Which of the first three National Heroes of Jamaica founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and advocated the Back-to-Africa movement?
What battle also called "Greasy Grass" saw Marcus Reno and Frederick Benteen's troops survive after a Lakota-Cheyenne force killed George Custer?
Battle of Little Bighorn
The Akagi and Kaga were sunk at what naval battle that saw Raymond Spruance's forces defeat a Japanese attempt to capture an island near Hawaii?
Battle of Midway
What former mayor of Northampton and governor of Massachusetts was sworn in as president by his father after the death of Warren Harding?
What former General Cousnel of the ACLU replaced Byron White on the Supreme Court in 1993 and in 2006 became the only woman in that group?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
What first president of the National Organization for Women interviewed members of her 1942 class at Smith College for The Feminine Mystique?
Max Pruss was the commander of what sister ship to the Graf Zeppelin that exploded over Lakehurst, New Jersey, while trying to land in 1937?
Daniel Tobin and Ron Carey were longtime leaders of what "International Brotherhood" of transportation workers brought to prominence by Jimmy Hoffa?
What 1920 Democratic vice presidential candidate later topped the ticket with running mates John Garner, Henry Wallace, and Harry Truman?
The British ships Guerriere and Java were defeated by what Joshua Humphreys-designed frigate still afloat in Boston and known as "Old Ironsides?"
Leser v. Garnett upheld what Constitutional amendment ratified in 1920 that vindicated the Silent Sentinels and gave women the right to vote?
What last Whig president and Know-Nothing presidential candidate signed the Compromise of 1850 after succeeding Zachary Taylor in the White House?
John Marshall presided over the 1807 treason trial of what politician who, three years later, had killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel?
Albert Sidney Johnston was killed at what battle that saw an attack on Union forces at Pittsburg Landing and resulted in a victory for Grant in 1862?
A 1966 Supreme Court decision introduced what mandatory summary stating the reuslt of Gideon v. Wainwright and other rights possessed by suspects?
Which 1863 Civil War battle took place around the Wilderness and saw the defeat of Union General Joseph Hooker and the death of Stonewall Jackson?
Battle of Chancellorsville
What secretary of state and proponent of Free Silver wrote The Menace of Darwinism and prosecuted John Scopes in the so-called Monkey Trial in 1925?
William Jennings Bryan
What Tennessee Democrat became Speaker of the House in 1835, ten years before beginning a presidential term that included the Mexican-American War?
James K. Polk
The Treaties of Velasco followed which 1836 battle where Santa Anna's forces were crushed by those of Sam Houston fighting for an independent Texas?
Battle of San Jacinto
What president fired over 11,000 air-traffic controllers, ordered an invasion of Grenada, and held summits with Mikhail Gorbachev in the 1980s?
Miller's cornfield, Dunker Church, and the Sunken Road were crucial points in what September 17, 1862, battle in Maryland that saw 23,000 casualties?
Battle of Antietam
Who escaped from Maryland to New York City in 1838, wrote a narrative of his life as a slave, and founded the abolitionist paper The North Star?
Which U.S. president was a professor at Yale Law School in 1913, the governor of the Philippines in 1902, and, in 1921, Supreme Court Chief Justice?
William Howard Taft
Major Robert Anderson was in command when what five-sided brick structure in Charleston Harbor was attacked by secessionist rebels in 1861?
New Jersey politician Garret Hobart was the first vice president of what Republican, whose second vice president was Theodore Roosevelt?
What woman who went to jail for passing out birth control literature on Manhattan's East Side later founded the precursor to Planned Parenthood?
What September 19, 1796, document warned against political parties and permanent foreign alliances as its author ended his second term as president?
Douglass Southall Freeman wrote a three-volume study of the lieutenants of what general who lost at Gettysburg and surrendered at Appomattox?
Robert E. Lee
Despite John Ross' rejection of the Treaty of New Echota, the US forcibly relocated which tribe from Georgia via the Trail of Tears in 1838?
Killer, Wolfhound, Chosin Reservoir, Pusan, and Inchon were operations or battles in what war that failed to unite two peninsular Asian countries?
What Ohio-born president died of an embolism during a speaking tour in San Francisco on August 2, 1923 and was succeeded by Calvin Coolidge?
What president, whose terms saw statehood for Maine and Missouri and the Era of Good Feelings, was reelected with all but one electoral vote in 1820?
Who won the $25,000 Orteig Prize in 1927 by spending over 33 hours at the controls of The Spirit of St. Louis en route from New York to Paris?
The 1920 murders of two employees of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree were blamed on what two Italian anarchists executed in 1927?
Saco and Vanzetti
Al Haig and Diane Sawyer were suspected to be, but Mark Felt actually was, whar source for Woodward and Bernstein regarding the Watergate Scandel?
John Mcbride, Williams Green, and Samuel Gompers all led what labor union that, in 1955, merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations?
Which Republican, who was president when American Samoa and Hawaii were annexed, was assassinated in Buffalo by anarchist Leon Czolgosz in 1901?
Sustained drought and the removal of prarie topsoil led to what period of particulate-heavy storms in the 1930's that destroyed famers' livelihoods?
What city's harbor saw the USS Housatonic sunk by the Confederate submarine Hunley as well as P.G.T. Beauregard's firing on Fort Sumter?
The Wheeling Convention of 1861 led to statehood for what "Mountain State" that seceded from the Confederate state home to Robert E. Lee?
Which president's cabinet contained Timothy Pickering, James McHenry, Edmund Randolph, Henry Knox, Alexander Hamilton, and vice president John Adams?
What state saw the Revolutionary War battles of Brandywine and Germantown, as well as Valley Forge and the nation's first capital, Philadelphia?
What editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and New York World was an originator of yellow journalism and created a namesake series of literary prizes?
Who chaired the UN Human Rights Commission and advised the Peace Corps after Harry Truman succeeded her husband Franklin in the White House?
What ship, designed by Swedish engineer John Ericsson and called a "cheesebox on a raft," sank less than a year after its battle against the Merrimack?
What Gullah speaker did not ask a single question during the 2006-2007 Supreme Court term and has been on the court since replacing Thurgood Marshall?
What leader, who was supporting a sanitation workers' strike when he was assassinated in Memphis in 1968, is known for his 1963 I Have a Dream Speech?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
What victor at the Battle of Tierra Blanca served as the governor of Chihuahua and attacked Columbus, New Mexico during the Mexican Revolution?
Which 1856 presidential nominee of the Know Nothing Party signed the Compromise of 1850 after he succeeded Zachary Taylor as the last Whig president?
In the winter of 1846-47 the Hastings Cutoff delayed what group of snowbound settlers in the Sierra Nevada that were forced to resort to cannabalism?
What author of the poem The Rhodora also wrote about Massachusetts farmers who fired the shot heard round the world in his poem Concord Hymn?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The dismissal of Valentin Gomez Farias provided the impetus for the independence of what country led by Presidents Mirabeau Lamar and Sam Houston?
Who fought against the French during the Mexico's Pastry War and signed the Treaties of Velasco after being defeated at San Jacinto by Texas forces?
Between 1952 and 1991 the Social Credit Party held power in which sixth Canadian province that contained the Canadian Pacific Railway's western end?
Independent John Anderson polled six million votes in which election during the Iran hostage crisis that saw Ronald Reagan defeat Jimmy Carter?
A deaf man's refusal to give up his rifle led the 7th Cavalry to kill 300 Lakota Sioux at what notorious 1890 massacre in South Dakota?
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