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1 History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:12 am

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Okay, i am going to ask a series of history questions and i want to see if anyone can answer them correctly good luck Smile.


1) Who was the eleventh president? What was the most notable thing he did? (2 points)

2) On what piece of territory was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought? Be specific. (1 point)

3) The Emancipation Proclamation did not free all of the slaves. Which ones were not freed? (1 point)

4) During the Gilded Age, where was "Millionaire's Row"? (1 point)

5) In what year did Richard Nixon resign from the presidency? (1 point)

6) What institution did Senator Joe McCarthy attack which finally led to the downfall of his own campaign of Communist hysteria? (1 point)

7) In what year was the first Thanksgiving meal (that is, the meal of the Plymouth Pilgrims and their Wampanoag neighbors)? (1 point)

Cool What large French fortress in Canada was besieged and captured by New Englanders in 1745? (1 point)

9) In what decade did the song "Yes, We Have No Bananas" become a national obsession in America? (1 point)

10) What did President Woodrow Wilson do for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in return for Roosevelt's key support of Wilson at the 1912 Democratic National Convention? (1 point)

11) What distinguished George Bush's enlistment in the U.S. Navy when he joined in 1942? (1 point)

12) In what year did the initial colonists arrive at Jamestowne? What three ships brought them? (2 points)

13) When Union troops defeated Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg (July 3, 1863), what did they shout at the fleeing rebels? Why? (2 points)

14) What was undoubtedly the most important thing that ever happened on Max Yasgur's farm, and in what year did it happen? (1 point)

15) Who was the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs from 1985 to 1989 who allegedly solicited $10 million from the Sultan of Brunei to purchase arms for the Contras? (1 point)

16) Give the popular names for the four scandals that rocked the Grant presidency (for instance, one from Ronald Reagan's presidency is known as "Iran/Contra"). Score a half-point for each right answer.

17) Americans participated in the largest naval battle in history. What is it's name? (1 point) Give yourself a bonus point if you can name both U.S. fleets involved, no mean feat.

18) What was the Trail of Tears? (1 point)

19) What action, meant to alleviate the effects of the Great Depression, did the U.S. Congress take in 1930 which actually made matters worse and completed the ruin of the U.S. economy? Why did it backfire? (2 points)

20) In 1895 William Randolph Hearst bought his first New York newspaper. What was it's name? (1 point)

2 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:13 am

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This sounds like your homework


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3 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:14 am

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It's not home work lol i just googled this s**t i got the site if you want to look.

4 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:16 am

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8. Fort Louisbourg

The rest look like questions about American history, so.. Good luck to everybody else..

5 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:18 am

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1.James K. Polk

6 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:20 am

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1) James K. Polk. He annexed the entire Southwest and California from Mexico by force of arms.

2) Breed's Hill (a hill to the east of Bunker Hill).

3) Slaves "owned" in states not currently in rebellion against the Union were not freed.

4) Millionaire's Row was a line of huge mansions on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. A few remain today.

5) Nixon resigned in 1974.

6) McCarthy attacked the U.S. Army.

7) The first Thanksgiving was in 1621.

8 ) The French fortress was oft-besieged, oft-taken Louisbourg. The French had a difficult time relieving besieged towns in Canada.

9) "Yes We Have No Bananas" was sung by virtually everyone in the 1920's.

10) In appreciation for Roosevelt's support at the Convention, Wilson appointed Roosevelt Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1913.

11) Bush joined the Navy on his 18th birthday, and was accepted as a pilot, making him at that time the youngest pilot in the U.S. Navy.

12) Jamestowne was first settled in 1607. The ships were the Susan Constant, the Godspeed and the Discovery.

13) The Union troops shouted one word over and over again at the fleeing Confederates: "Fredericksburg." They did this because the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had inflicted terrible slaughter upon the Union Army of the Potomac on Marye's Heights at the Battle of Fredericksburg the year before, in much the same manner that the Union troops defeated Pickett's Charge.

14) Max Yasgur was host to thousands attending the concert known as Woodstock, in 1969.

15) The accused Assistant Secretary of State was Elliot Abrams. He ultimately plea-bargained.

16) The major scandals of Grant's terms were known as the Credit Mobilier Scandal, the Whiskey Ring, the Gold Conspiracy and the Salary Grab. Grant was too great a national hero to be directly implicated but his presidency is remembered as highly corrupt.

17) The largest naval battle in history, both in terms of numbers of ships involved and in geographical area, was the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 23-25, 1944, against the Imperial Japanese Navy. After a bumpy start the Japanese were defeated. The U.S. fleets were the Third and the Seventh Fleets.

18) "The Trail of Tears" refers to the route taken during the enforced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia to Oklahoma, a thousand-mile death march on which the Cherokee were allowed to bring little if any food or shelter, and on which at least 4,000 Cherokee died.

19) To protect U.S. businesses, Congress enacted tough trade barriers (the Hawley-Smoot Tariff of 1930) which in turn resulted in a dramatic decline in sales of U.S. goods overseas -- causing the loss of millions of more jobs and the closing of many more banks. This action finally pushed the U.S. into the depths of the Great Depression (1932).

20) The New York Journal.



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7 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:21 am

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Wow....o_O

8 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:21 am

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Did you google those

9 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:22 am

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That woulde been too fast he copied it off the site

10 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:26 am

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So none of you know history..

11 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:29 am

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Well im in the 8th grade so Idk half of this s**t

12 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:33 am

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Fail

13 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:41 pm

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You said that you didn't know the answers and that you just googled them, too.
And you're older than Bryan.
Fail.

14 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:37 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:You said that you didn't know the answers and that you just googled them, too.
And you're older than Bryan.
Fail.
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.............
msichiefs rite.
man u falready posted dese in the chat an u said u didnt even know the answes......................................
Y WOULD ANY1 ALSE???!
geez lmfaoooo

15 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:42 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:You said that you didn't know the answers and that you just googled them, too.
And you're older than Bryan.
Fail.
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.............
msichiefs rite.
man u falready posted dese in the chat an u said u didnt even know the answes......................................
Y WOULD ANY1 ALSE???!
geez lmfaoooo
Get the F**k out of my thread if you're not going to answer them kthx.

16 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:59 pm

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Panda Bear wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:You said that you didn't know the answers and that you just googled them, too.
And you're older than Bryan.
Fail.
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.............
msichiefs rite.
man u falready posted dese in the chat an u said u didnt even know the answes......................................
Y WOULD ANY1 ALSE???!
geez lmfaoooo
Get the F**k out of my thread if you're not going to answer them kthx.
lmao ur dum.
raze alredy anserred em, u got ur ansewrs alreayd............
Smile

17 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:59 am

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This was for everyone dumb ass.

18 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:22 am

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wats the poisnt if there alredy ansered????
u just want moe two copy an paste wat raze asaid/??
thas dont make sense.
Smile

19 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:45 am

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So what

20 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:55 am

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Beeer, it's "just for fun."
Stop calling others stupid just because they can't answer them.

21 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:12 am

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lmao vmiischef
ur rite there, AGEN...................
Razz Cool

22 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:31 am

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They're stupid.

23 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:32 am

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You said that you didn't know them either, and you posted the thread.. so what does that make you?

24 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:34 am

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I didn't say i was going to answer them.

25 Re: History Questions ( Just for fun ) on Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:35 am

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You don't know the answers either, you can't answer them.
Not without looking anyways.

I suggest we all just let this thread die.

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