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     History and Government
     100 Questions (51-100)
Question 51


What are two rights of everyone
living in the United States?
freedom of expression freedom to petition the
                      government
freedom of speech                 freedom of worship

freedom of assembly               the right to bear arms

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    Question 52


    What do we show loyalty to
    when we say the Pledge of
    Allegiance?
                   the United States
                          the flag


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Question 53


What is one promise you make when
you become a United States citizen?

give up loyalty to other          serve in the U.S. military
countries                         (if needed)
defend the Constitution           serve (do important work
and laws of the United            for) the nation (if
States                            needed)
obey the laws of the              be loyal to the United
United States                     States
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    Question 54


    How old do citizens have to
    be to vote for President?

                   eighteen (18) and older




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Question 55
What are two ways that Americans
can participate in their democracy?
vote                                    give an elected official your
                                        opinion on an issue
join a political party                  call Senators and
                                        Representatives
help with a campaign                    publicly support or oppose
                                        an issue or policy
join a civic group                      run for office
join a community group                  write to a newspaper

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    Question 56

    When is the last day you can
    send in federal income tax
    forms?

                        April 15



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    Question 57


    When must all men register for
    the Selective Service?

              at age eighteen (18)
              between eighteen (18) and
              twenty-six (26)

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Question 58

What is one reason colonists
came to America?
freedom                            economic opportunity

political liberty                  practice their religion

religious freedom                  escape persecution

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    Question 59


    Who lived in America before
    the Europeans arrived?

                   Native Americans
                   American Indians


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    Question 60


    What group of people was
    taken to America and sold as
    slaves?

                          Africans
                   people from Africa

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    Question 61


    Why did the colonists fight the
    British?
              because of high taxes
              because the British army
              stayed in their homes
              because they didn’t have
              self-government

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    Question 62


    Who wrote the Declaration of
    Independence?

              Thomas Jefferson




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    Question 63


    When was the Declaration of
    Independence adopted?

                   July 4, 1776




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Question 64


There were 13 original states. Name
three.
New Hampshire New York                             Maryland

Massachusetts      New Jersey                      Virginia

Rhode Island       Pennsylvania                    North Carolina
                                                   South Carolina
Connecticut        Delaware                        Georgia

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    Question 65


    What happened at the
    Constitutional Convention?

              The Founding Fathers
              wrote the Constitution.



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    Question 66


    When was the Constitution
    written?

                             1787




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Question 67

The Federalist Papers supported
the passage of the U.S.
Constitution. Name one of the
writers.
James Madison                     John Jay

Alexander Hamilton                Publius


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Question 68


What is one thing Benjamin
Franklin is famous for?

U.S. diplomat writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac”

oldest member of the Constitutional Convention

started the first free libraries
first Postmaster General of the United States

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    Question 69


    Who is the “Father of Our
    Country?”

                   George Washington




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    Question 70


    Who was the first President?

                   George Washington




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    Question 71


    What territory did the United
    States buy from France in
    1803?

                   the Louisiana Territory



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    Question 72


    Name one war fought by the
    United States in the 1800s.

              War of 1812
              Mexican-American War
              Civil War
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    Question 73


    Name the U.S. war between
    the North and the South.

                   the Civil War




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    Question 74


    Name one problem that led to
    the Civil War.

                           slavery
                   economic reasons
                     states’ rights
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    Question 75


    What was one important thing
    that Abraham Lincoln did?
         freed the slaves
         saved the Union
         led the United States during
         the Civil War

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    Question 76


    What did the Emancipation
    proclamation do?

                   freed the slaves




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    Question 77


    What did Susan B. Anthony
    do?

              fought for women’s rights
              fought for civil rights


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Question 78


Name one war fought by the
United States during the 1900’s.
World War I                       Vietnam War

World War II                      Persian Gulf War

Korean War                        (Afghanistan and Iraq
                                  War)
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 Question 79


 Who was President during
 World War I?

                   Woodrow Wilson




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  Question 80


  Who was President during the
  Great Depression and World
  War II?
                   Franklin Roosevelt



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    Question 81


    Who did the United States fight
    during World War II?


              Japan, Germany, and Italy



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    Question 82


    Before he was President,
    Eisenhower was a general. What
    war was he in?

                   World War II



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    Question 83


    During the Cold War, what was
    the main concern of the United
    States?

                   Communism


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    Question 84


    What movement tried to end
    racial discrimination?

               the civil rights movement




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    Question 85


    What did Martin Luther King,
    Jr. do?

              fought for civil rights
              worked of equality for all
              Americans

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    Question 86


    What major event happened on
    September 11, 2001 in the
    United States?

              Terrorists attacked the
              United States.

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Question 87


Name one American Indian tribe
in the United States.
Cherokee           Choctaw            Creek            Arawak

Navajo             Pueblo             Blackfoot        Shawnee

Sioux              Apache             Seminole         Mohegan

Chippwea           Iroquois           Cheyenne         Huron
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    Question 88


    Name one of the two longest
    rivers in the United States.

                   Mississippi River
                   Missouri River

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    Question 89


    What ocean is on the West
    Coast of the United States?

                   Pacific Ocean




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    Question 90


    What ocean is on the East
    coast of the United States?

                   Atlantic Ocean




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    Question 91


    Name one U.S. territory.

                   Puerto Rico
                U.S. Virgin Islands
                 American Samoa
             Northern Mariana Islands
                      Guam
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Question 92


Name one state that boarders
Canada.

Maine                            Minnesota
New Hampshire                    North Dakota
Vermont                          Montana
New York                         Idaho
Pennsylvania                     Washington
Ohio                             Alaska
Michigan

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    Question 93


    Name one state that borders
    Mexico.
                     California
                        Arizona
                   New Mexico
                          Texas
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    Question 94


    What is the capital of the
    United States?

                   Washington, D.C.




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    Question 95


    Where is the Statue of Liberty?

                   New York Harbor
                    Liberty Island



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    Question 96


    Why does the flag have 13
    stripes?

              because there were 13
              original colonies



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    Question 97


    Why does the flag have 50
    stars?

               because there is one star
                    for each state


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    Question 98


    What is the name of the
    national anthem?


               The Star-Spangled Banner



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    Question 99


    When do we celebrate
    Independence Day?

                          July 4



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Question 100


Name two national U.S. holidays.

New Year’s Day                     Labor Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day        Columbus Day

Presidents’ Day                    Veterans Day
Memorial Day                       Thanksgiving Day
Independence Day                   Christmas

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