What are reasons colonists came to America?
freedom, political liberty, religious freedom, economic opportunity,
to escape persecution
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
What did high taxes (without representation), forced
quartering of British troops and lack of self government cause
colonists to do?
fight (go to war with) the British
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
What were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut,
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, maryland, Virginia,
North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia?
original thirteen colonies
What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
Constitution was written
When was the Constitution written?
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S.
Constitution. Who were the writers?
James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay (Publius)
Who was a US diplomat, the oldest member of the Constitutional
Convention, the 1st Postmaster General, the writer of "Poor
Richard's Almanac and started the first free libraries?
Who is the �Father of Our Country�?
Who was the first President?
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.
the Civil War
What was the primary issue behind the start of the Civil War?
Who freed slaves in America with the Emancipation Proclamation, saved
the Union and led the United States during the Civil War?
What freed slaves in Confederate Slaves during the Civil War?
the Emancipation Proclamation
What 19th century woman fought for women's rights and civil rights
Susan B. Anthony
World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the
Persian Gulf War were all fought in which century?
1900s (20th c.)
Who was President during World War I?
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Who did the United States fight in World War II?
Germany, Italy, Japan
Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war
was he in?
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
Civil Rights Movement
What American minister fought for civil rights and worked for
equality for all
Martin Luther King
When did terrorists attack New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon?
Sept. 11, 2001
The Cherokee, Chippewa, Menominee, Ho Chunk, Sioux, Pueblo, Apache,
Creek, Iroquois and Shawnee are all examples of
American Indian tribes
What is the longest river in the United States?
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?
What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana
Islands and Guam are all what in relation to the United States?
What do Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio,
Michigan and Minnesota all border?
What do California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas all border?
What is the capital of the United States?
What states is the Statue of Liberty located by?
New York and New Jersey
What do the stripes represent on the American flag?
original 13 colonies
What do the stars represent on the American flag
the 50 states
What is the name of the national anthem?
The Star-Spangled Banner
When do we celebrate Independence Day?
What are New Year's, Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents'
Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans
Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas all considered in the United States
What century were the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the
Civil War and the Spanish American War fought in?
1800s (19th c.)