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Grade 5 Colonial Period
What was the main reason the pilgrims left England to found Plymouth Colony?
  1. They wanted to convert the natives to Christianity.
  2. They wanted to worship God in their own way.
  3. They wanted to sail across the Atlantic to search for wealth.
  4. They wanted to be first to claim land in the New World.
Grade 8 Early National Era
Who was the president who made the Louisiana Purchase?
  1. George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. John Adams
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Which was the first permanent colony?
  1. Georgia
  2. Virginia
  3. Roanoke
  4. Connecticut
Grade 6 The Frontier
Grade 5 Colonial Period
On which ship did the Pilgrims sail to North America?
  1. the Speedwell
  2. the Mayflower
  3. the Pilgrimage
  4. the Santa Maria
Grade 4 The Presidents
Who was the 16th president of the United States?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. George Washington
Grade 6 Colonial Period
Grade 8 Civil War
The Republican Party was founded in part due to the failure of which compromise meant to avert a civil war?
  1. Missouri Compromise
  2. Kansas Nebraska Act
  3. Compromise of 1850
  4. Grand Compromise
Grade 10 Reconstruction
In the Compromise of 1877 that ended Reconstruction, Republicans agreed to
  1. withdraw federal troops from the South.
  2. support the Black Codes.
  3. award the presidency to Democrat Samuel Tilden.
  4. accept the Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford.
Grade 6 The Frontier
What was the most common type of wagon on the Oregon Trail?
  1. stagecoaches
  2. conastogas
  3. covered wagons
  4. wains
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Plymouth colony was in which state?
  1. New Hampshire
  2. Connecticut
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Delaware
Grade 8 Early National Era
Grade 5 Colonial Period
Who founded Connecticut colony?
  1. Pilgrims
  2. Quakers
  3. Puritans
  4. convicts
Grade 8 Early National Era
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