US History 2 - Answers

Published: Sunday 25th March 2012
  1. Which TWO men were responsible for exploring much of the US after the Louisiana Purchase? [Meriwether] Lewis and [William] Clark.
  2. Who was elected President of the Confederate States at the beginning of the American Civil War? Jefferson Davis.
  3. What did Franklin D Roosevelt introduce in 1932? The New Deal.
  4. How many US Presidents have been assassinated? Four [Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy].
  5. Prior to their journey to America, in which Dutch city did the Pilgrim Fathers stay? Leiden.
  6. Who founded the State of Pennsylvania in 1681? William Penn.
  7. Which President delivered the Gettysburg Address? Abraham Lincoln.
  8. Who killed Martin Luther King in 1968? James Earl Ray.
  9. In which year did the Wall Street Crash take place? 1929 [October 29th].
  10. Which war started with the Battle of Fort Sumter? The Civil War.
  11. Which nation gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States? France.
  12. What event leads to the US entering WW2? The Attack on Pearl Harbour.
  13. What was discovered in California in 1848? Gold, leading to the Gold Rush of 1849.
  14. Which famous delivery service from Missouri to California was started in 1860? The Pony Express.
  15. In which city was independence declared on July 4th 1776? Philadelphia.
  16. Who was Richard Nixon's FIRST vice-president? Spiro Agnew.
  17. Where was the first substantial English colony established in the US in 1607? Jamestown.
  18. During which Presidents term of office did California and New Mexico join the Union? James Polk.
  19. What unfortunate incident lead to the death of General "Stonewall" Jackson? He was shot three times by his own troops, although he died of pneumonia eight days later.
  20. What were the "Jim Crow" laws? State and local laws that lead to segregation by colour.

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