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Grade 4 American Revolution
Why did the British march south to continue fighting the Revolutionary War?
  1. Fighting would be easier in the warmer southern colonies
  2. There were many Patriots in the south, and the British wanted to stop them
  3. There were many Loyalists in the south, and they would help the British
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 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 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
Grade 3 Progressive Era
Who was Susan B. Anthony?
  1. A famous actor in the 1800s
  2. Leader for the suffrage movement
  3. The wife of the president who ended slavery
  4. A woman who opposed voting rights for women
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 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 Democratic Foundations
The Virginia Plan called for a bicameral legislature with representation in both houses being based on what?
  1. equal representation
  2. each state getting only one vote
  3. population
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 5 American Revolution
Who wrote Common Sense?
  1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. John Hancock
  3. William Wipple
  4. Thomas Paine
Grade 4 Early National Era
                  wrote the Star Spangled Banner.
  1. Lord North
  2. George Washington
  3. Patrick Henry
  4. Francis Scott Key
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which country built Fort Caroline?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. England
  4. Italy
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 5 Colonial Period
What religious group was dominate in the New England Colonies?
  1. Quakers
  2. Puritans
  3. Methodists
  4. Roman Catholics
Grade 5 Civil War
The people that fought to end slavery were called
  1. terrorists
  2. freedomnists
  3. Pilgrims
  4. abolitionists
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.
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