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As Teddy Roosevelt was preparing to give a speech for his Bull Moose Party, an attempted assassin put a bullet in his chest. That did not deter the old "Rough Rider". Refusing medical help, he gave a 40 minute speech with the slug still in him.

History Quiz #7 Where did the largest earthquake East of the Mississippi occur? Answer:

Souvenir hunters began disconnecting North America's first transcontinental railway almost as soon as it was completed. The two Golden Spikes were removed after the formal ceremony at Promontory, Utah. This failed to deter the theft of 12 spikes, 6 ties, and 2 pair of rails within a few days afterward.

History Quiz #8 Who said, "Yes, the president should resign. He has lied to the American people, time and time again, and betrayed their trust. He is no longer an effective leader. Since he has admitted guilt, there is no reason to put the American people through an impeachment."? Answer:

The most decorated unit in US military history was formed primarily by enlistees from the U.S. concentration camps for Japanese Americans? Despite being forced into the camps during World War II, many of the Japanese Americans wanted to prove their patriotism. Their unit was nicknamed the Go For Broke Brigade and the Purple Heart Battalion.

History Quiz #9 What Religious Denomination has had the most members become President? Answers:

The greatest hero of World War I entered the army as a Pacifist. Though Sergeant York had deep religeous convictions against fighting in any war, he also had a sense of duty to his country. Eventually he would use the sharpshooting skills that he had learned hunting turkeys in the back hills of Tennessee, to capture 132 Germans, with only 8 other American soldiers.

History Quiz #10 We celebrate Memorial Day on the last Monday in May, but Holiday once a had another name. What was The original name? Answer:

The Battle of Bunker Hill never took place. The colonials were supposed to dig in on Bunker Hill, but for some reason chose Breeds Hill instead, a smaller hill about 2000 feet away. Although the British succeeded in taking the hill, they lost over 1000 men doing it. The colonials lost about 400. Later to avoid confusion, they renamed Breeds Hill.

History Quiz #11 What motivated the British to set fire to Washington D.C. during the War of 1812? Answer:

Marching to the Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer was accompanied by 30 Arikaras, 6 Crow, and 4 Sioux Indians that he had hired as scouts. They informed Custer that he was hopelessly outnumbered and should wait for reinforcements. But not wanting to share the glory Custer insisted on pressing the attack. One of the Crow scouts shed his uniform saying that since he was going meet the Great Spirit, he wanted to be dressed as an Indian not a white man. Enraged Custer fired all the Indians, thus saving their lives.

History Quiz#12 By what better name do we know the music from the British drinking song "To Anacreon in Heaven"? Answer:

By 1779, as many as one in seven Americans in Washington's army was black! At first Washington was hesitant about enlisting blacks. But when he heard they had fought well at Bunker Hill, he changed his mind. The all-black First Rhode Island Regiment -- composed of 33 freedmen and 92 slaves who were promised freedom if they served until the end of the war -- distinguished itself in the Battle of Newport. Later, they were all but wiped out in a British attack.

History Quiz#13 What President was responsible for putting "Under God" into the Pledge of Alliegence? Answer:


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