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Grade 5 Civil War
The Underground Railroad was
  1. an underground train
  2. a secret caves the slaves traveled
  3. a group of people that helped slaves escape
  4. A railroad haunted by the ghost of slaves
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Grade 1 Pre-Colonial Period
Natives means...
  1. people who are nice.
  2. babies who need food to eat.
  3. people with a lot of friends.
  4. people who lived somewhere first.
Grade 5 Civil War
What was the name of the document that President Lincoln drafted to put an end to slavery.
  1. The Declaration of Independence
  2. The Emancipation Proclamation
  3. The Gettysburg Address
  4. The Bill of Rights
Grade 4 Colonial Period
The Pilgrims landed in America in the beginning of winter. Why was this a challenge for them?
  1. It was hard for them to find shelter
  2. Finding food was a challenge
  3. They were already weak and it was very cold
  4. All of the above
Grade 5 American Revolution
During the American Revolution, George Washington
  1. wrote the Declaration of Independence.
  2. commanded the Continental Army.
  3. was a loyalist.
  4. participated in the Boston Tea Party.
Grade 5 Civil War
Which of the following describes slavery's role in the Southern economy?
  1. Slavery was expensive.
  2. Slavery was forbidden.
  3. Slavery was a luxury.
  4. Slavery was profitable.
Grade 5 Civil War
When did General Lee surrender to General Grant?
  1. April 9, 1865
  2. April 12, 1861
  3. January 1, 1863
  4. March 13, 1866
Grade 1 Democratic Foundations
Who was NOT one of the founding fathers?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Barack Obama
  4. George Washington
Grade 5 Civil War
What officially started the Civil War?
  1. battle at Fort Sumter
  2. disagreements between Lincoln and Davis
  3. disagreements between the North and the South
  4. Battle of Gettysburg
Grade 6 Civil Rights
Where was Martin Luther King born?
  1. Atlanta, Georgia
  2. Savannah, Georgia
  3. Washington, D.C.
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Grade 2 The Presidents
Who was the first president of the United States?
  1. George Washington
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. Adam Smith
Grade 7 Civil War
The Emancipation Proclamation was made to                          .
  1. free slaves
  2. end the war
  3. make friends in the South
  4. help Southern landowners
Grade 8 The Frontier
As a result of the Louisiana Purchase, the United States
  1. made peace with Spain.
  2. went to war with France.
  3. lost control of New Orleans.
  4. nearly doubled in size.
Grade 6 Roaring 20s
The temperance movement tried to...
  1. reduce the use of alcoholic beverages.
  2. make people have a better temper.
  3. create new communities that would be free of social ills.
Grade 5 World War II
Grade 8 The Frontier
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were sent to
  1. remove Native Americans from Louisiana.
  2. explore and map the Louisiana Purchase.
  3. defeat the Spanish in Mexico.
  4. buy Louisiana from France.
Grade 7 Civil War
Where did the first attack occur to start the Civil War?
  1. Fort Sumter
  2. Virginia
  3. Gettysburg
  4. Bull run
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