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Grade 5 American Revolution
Grade 8 Civil War
Which of the following was an example of a Northern advantage in the Civil War?
  1. The war was fought mostly on Northern soil.
  2. The North owned about 90 percent of the Nation's factories.
  3. Most Northerners had experience riding horses.
  4. Some of the most brilliant officers in the United States Army were from the North.
Grade 8 Early National Era
What is the name of the treaty that ended the War of 1812?
  1. Treaty of Ghent
  2. Treaty of Paris
  3. Treaty of 1812
  4. Pinckney's Treaty
Grade 8 Modern Era
What work by George Gershwin helped to bring jazz into the mainstream?
  1. Blue Monday
  2. Mood Indigo
  3. Blue in Green
  4. Rhapsody in Blue
Grade 4 American Revolution
                was a former slave killed at the Boston Massacre.
  1. Lord North
  2. John Paul Jones
  3. Crispus Attucks
  4. Nathan Hale
Grade 4 US History
                  wrote the Declaration of Independence.
  1. Thomas Paine
  2. Francis Scott Key
  3. King George III
  4. Thomas Jefferson
Grade 5 Civil War
Which of the following was a major cause of the American Civil War?
  1. Foreign Invasion
  2. Immigration
  3. Taxes
  4. Slavery
Grade 8 American Revolution
Written by Thomas Jefferson, this document cut ties between America and Great Britain and listed the numerous reasons justifying doing so.
  1. Declaration of Independance
  2. House of Burgesses
  3. Constitution of the United States
  4. Mayflower Compact
Grade 5 American Revolution
Who wrote Common Sense?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. John Hancock
  3. William Wipple
  4. Thomas Paine
Grade 4 American Revolution
Why was the Battle of Kings Mountain so important?
  1. It was a surprising victory that gave the Patriots hope
  2. It helped the Patriot army win back the Carolinas
  3. It showed Loyalists they needed to stop helping the British
Grade 10 Progressive Era
How was health improved during the Progressive Era?
  1. People were required to purchase gym memberships.
  2. All food processing was done by government businesses.
  3. Laws were passed that gave the government power to inspect food.
  4. People were rationed the proper amount of food through food stamps.
Grade 8 Early National Era
What were the first two political parties formed in the US?
  1. Democrats & Republicans
  2. Federalist & Democratic-Republicans
  3. Torries & Whigs
  4. Anti-Federalist & Democratic-Republicans
Grade 8 Democratic Foundations
Which of the following is a weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
  1. There was a common currency.
  2. The federal government had more power than the state governments.
  3. No power to tax.
  4. The federal government could make treaties.
Grade 3 Modern Era
Grade 7 Progressive Era
After what event would America gain control over Puerto Rico and the Philippines?
  1. Civil War
  2. Mexican - American War
  3. World War I
  4. Spanish - American War
Grade 5 Colonial Period
What religious group was dominate in the New England Colonies?
  1. Quakers
  2. Puritans
  3. Methodists
  4. Roman Catholics
Grade 10 American Revolution
Who wrote Common Sense?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. Patrick Henry
  3. John Dickenson
  4. Thomas Paine
  5. Ben Franklin
Grade 6 Civil Rights
Thurgood Marshall successfully argued which landmark Supreme Court case?
  1. Plessy v. Ferguson
  2. Bethel SchoolDistrict #43 v. Fraser
  3. Board of Education v. Earls
  4. Brown v. The Board of Education
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