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Grade 5 Civil War
The people that fought to end slavery were called
  1. terrorists
  2. freedomnists
  3. Pilgrims
  4. abolitionists
Grade 8 Civil Rights
The National Women's Suffrage Association was founded by
  1. Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth.
  2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and John Quincy Adams.
  3. Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman
  4. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Grade 4 American Revolution
In their essays known as the Federalist Papers, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay
  1. strongly supported the ratification of the Constitution.
  2. argued that the Articles of Confederation were better than the Constitution.
  3. warned that the Constitution might lead to monarchy.
  4. rejected the idea of three branches of government.
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 5 Industrialization
Which form of mass production was used by Henry Ford to produce automobiles in large quantities?
  1. Assembly Line
  2. Morse Code
  3. Bessemer Process
  4. Interchangeable Parts
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 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 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 7 American Revolution
Which of the following was NOT invented by Ben Franklin?
  1. Bifocals
  2. Poor Richards Almanac
  3. American Flag
  4. Lightning Rod
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 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 12 Colonial Period
Why did the British Parliament impose a stamp tax on the colonies in 1765?
  1. Raise additional funds for English postal service.
  2. To help the colonies pay for the Revolutionary War.
  3. To pay for the French and Indian War.
  4. To establish a postal service in the colonies.
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 1 Democratic Foundations
Who was NOT one of the founding fathers?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Barack Obama
  4. George Washington
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