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Third Grade (Grade 3) US History Questions

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Grade 3 Modern Era
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a what?
  1. plane
  2. bus
  3. train
Grade 3 Civil War
What state was Rosa Parks born in?
  1. Arizona
  2. Alabama
  3. Alaska
Grade 3 Civil Rights
Rosa Parks is known as the "Mother of the                 Movement."
  1. Getaway
  2. Rights
  3. Freedom
  4. none of the above
Grade 3 US History
Who was an author of early American textbooks for school children and the first American dictionary?
  1. George Washington
  2. Noah Webster
  3. Benjamin Franklin
  4. Thomas Jefferson
Grade 3 Civil Rights
In 1979 Rosa Parks received an award called NCAAP Spingarn               .
  1. Trophy
  2. Statue
  3. Certificate
  4. Medal
Grade 3 The Presidents
Not long after Abraham Lincoln became President of the United States, some Southern states decided they didn't want to be part of the United States any longer. They called themselves the                              .
  1. Confederate States of America
  2. Southern States of America
  3. Citizens of America
  4. Countrymen of America
Grade 3 Progressive Era
Who was Susan B. Anthony?
  1. A famous actor in the 1800s.
  2. Leader for the women's suffrage movement.
  3. The wife of the president who ended slavery.
  4. A woman who opposed voting rights for women.
Grade 3 Colonial Period
The                 was the first direct tax that Great Britain placed on the colonies and was placed on such items as newspapers, playing cards and newspapers
  1. Tea Act
  2. Stamp Act
  3. Townsend Act
  4. Government Act
Grade 3 The Frontier
The people who moved west long ago to find land were called                .
  1. Canadians
  2. meatpackers
  3. pioneers
  4. explorers
Grade 3 The Presidents
Abraham Lincoln signed what document to free the slaves?
  1. Declaration of Independence
  2. Bill of Rights
  3. Emancipation Proclamation
  4. Constitution of the United States
Grade 3 Civil Rights
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is celebrated in which month?
  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
Grade 3 The Presidents
Abraham Lincoln was the                 President of the United States.
  1. 10th
  2. 1st
  3. 3rd
  4. 16th
Grade 3 The Presidents
George Washington's home is called
  1. a log cabin
  2. Mount Vernon
  3. Monticello
  4. University of Virginia
Grade 3 Colonial Period
In what way did European settlers change life for the Cherokee?
  1. They helped the Cherokee adapt.
  2. They helped the Cherokee become wealthy.
  3. They fought the Cherokee for land and other resources.
  4. They showed the Cherokee how to make laws.
Grade 3 American Revolution
On what date was America born ?
  1. July 4, 1996
  2. July 4, 1986
  3. July 4, 1776
  4. July 4, 2006
Grade 3 The Presidents
His picture can be found on a five dollar bill.
  1. George Washington
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Alexander Hamilton
  4. Abraham Lincoln
Grade 3 The Presidents
Thomas Jefferson wrote that "All men are created equal; they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights." What are these inalienable rights that you are born with?
  1. Liberty and justice for all.
  2. Misery, hardship, and injustice.
  3. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  4. Independence, hope, and liberty.
Grade 3 American Revolution
The American Revolution was fought to make the colonies               .
  1. free
  2. weak
  3. rich
Grade 3 Reconstruction
Why did many African Americans move to the North in the late 1800s?
  1. They hoped to find farming jobs there.
  2. They hoped to find factory jobs there.
  3. South Carolina was getting too crowded.
  4. Northern cities offered them free places to live.
Grade 3 Colonial Period
The Pilgrims ate what kinds of food at the first Thanksgiving?
  1. corn, cranberries, pumpkin, duck, deer, fish
  2. squash, blueberries, pork, bread
  3. turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans
  4. eel, rice, carrots, spices
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