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Why was the victory at Fort Ticonderoga unique?
a) women were allowed to fight
b) The fort was taken without a shot being fired
c) It was the home town of Thomas Jefferson
d) It was the start of the Revolutionary War

On what day did America declare its independence from Great Britain?
a) July 4, 1776
b) July 5, 1776
c) April 23, 1981
d) April 24, 1991

____________ was the result of British protest and British troops firing on the protesters.
a) Boston Massacre
b) French and Indian War
c) Civil War
d) Revolutionary War

Who was allowed to vote in the colonial government?
a) all the colonies
b) women, enslaved Africans, and Native Americans
c) white men
d) white men who owned property

What does FREEDOM OF THE PRESS mean?
a) right to speak or print truth
b) right to free newspapers
c) right to a printing press
d) rights to go anywhere

What was an apprentice supposed to learn?
a) reading, writing and arithmetic
b) farming skills
c) good manners
d) a trade or craft.

The Puritans were better prepared than the Pilgrims because they ________________.
a) had raised a lot more money.
b) learned how to survive in the forests of England.
c) arrived in the winter.
d) brought more supplies and animals.

__________ was the first permanent English colony.
a) Jamestown
b) Roanoke
c) Plymouth
d) Quebec

Which of the following describes the Great Plains?
a) Hills and mountains
b) vast and nearly flat region
c) marshy swamp
d) dry desert

Many Native Americans died because of __________ brought by Europeans.
a) wheat
b) clothing
c) farming methods
d) diseases

Who wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence?
a) Ben Franklin
b) George Washington
c) William Penn
d) Thomas Jefferson

Which direction did Lewis and Clark travel in order to explore?
a) west
b) east
c) north
d) south

Which of the following did immigrants hope to find in the United States?
a) discrimination
b) stravation
c) poor housing
d) work

_______________ on imported goods led to the conflict between the north and south.
a) lower prices
b) boycotts
c) bans
d) tariffs

What was the bloodiest battle ever fought in North America?
a) Antietam
b) Gettysburg
c) Vicksburg
d) Shiloh

What effect did the Emancipation Proclamation have on the Union army?
a) Thousands of free African Americans joined the Northern Army
b) Many Union soldiers gave up
c) Women were allowed to enlist in the army
d) African Americans were free and joined the Confederate army

Where did Lee surrender to Grant?
a) Savannah, Georgia
b) Richmond, Virginia
c) Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia
d) Washington, DC

What are the lines called that give us our coordinates on a map?
a) Longitude and Latitude lines
b) Perpendicular lines
c) Parallel lines
d) Equators and Prime Meridians

Texas is what direction from Oklahoma?
a) north
b) south
c) east
d) west

What is the capital of Colorado?
a) Pierre
b) Santa Fe
c) Denver
d) Charleston

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