Introduction To History

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Random facts that children should learn from United States history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the first president of the United States?

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      Herbert Hoover

    • C.

      George Bush

    Correct Answer
    A. George Washington
    Explanation
    George Washington was the first president of the United States. He served as the president from 1789 to 1797. Washington played a crucial role in the formation of the United States and was highly respected for his leadership during the American Revolutionary War. He set important precedents for future presidents, such as serving only two terms in office. Washington's contributions to the nation and his role as the first president make him the correct answer to this question.

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  • 2. 

    When was the Declaration of Independance signed?

    Correct Answer
    July 4, 1776
    Explanation
    The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. This date is significant because it marks the day when the Continental Congress officially adopted the document, declaring the thirteen American colonies as independent from British rule. The signing of the Declaration of Independence is considered a pivotal moment in American history, as it laid the foundation for the formation of the United States of America.

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  • 3. 

    Who was president during the Great Depression?

    Correct Answer
    Herbert Hoover
    Explanation
    During the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover was the president of the United States. He assumed office in 1929, just months before the stock market crash that triggered the economic crisis. Hoover's presidency was marked by his attempts to address the economic downturn, but his policies were largely ineffective in reversing the devastating effects of the Great Depression. As a result, Hoover's presidency is often associated with the hardships and struggles faced by Americans during this time period.

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  • 4. 

    When was the Great Depression?

    Correct Answer
    Early 1900's
    Explanation
    The Great Depression occurred in the early 1900s. This economic crisis began in 1929 with the stock market crash and lasted until the late 1930s. It was a severe worldwide economic downturn that resulted in high unemployment rates, widespread poverty, and a significant decline in industrial production. The Great Depression had a profound impact on the global economy and led to significant changes in government policies and regulations to prevent such a crisis from happening again.

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  • 5. 

    What war was fought for the United State's independence?

    Correct Answer
    American Revolution
    Explanation
    The American Revolution was fought for the United States' independence from Great Britain. It was a war that took place from 1775 to 1783, and it resulted in the formation of the United States as an independent nation. The colonists in America were unhappy with British rule and sought to establish their own government and have control over their own affairs. The war was marked by significant battles such as the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the decisive Battle of Yorktown. Ultimately, the American Revolution led to the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, which recognized the United States as an independent nation.

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  • 6. 

    Who is our current president?

    Correct Answer
    George W. Bush
  • 7. 

    Where did the first pilgrams settle?

    Correct Answer
    Massechusetts
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Massachusetts. The first pilgrims settled in Massachusetts.

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  • 8. 

    How many original colonies were there?

    Correct Answer
    13
    Explanation
    There were 13 original colonies.

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  • 9. 

    Which was the last state to become a state in the United States?

    Correct Answer
    Hawaii
    Explanation
    Hawaii was the last state to become a state in the United States. This is because Hawaii was an independent nation until 1898 when it was annexed by the United States. It remained a territory for several decades before finally becoming the 50th state on August 21, 1959.

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