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100
He was the first Whig president.
Who is William Henry Harrison?
100
"I celebrate myself, and sing myself" is the opening to this poem.
What is "Song of Myself" or "Leaves of Grass"?
100
This city's population was the first to surpass 1 million people.
What is New York?
100
Founded in 1909, this is the oldest civil rights organization in the US.
What is the NAACP?
100
She represents the 12th District of NY in the House of Representatives.
Who is Carolyn Maloney?
200
He ruled Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
Who is Santa Anna?
200
Henry David Thoreau refused to pay taxes after what event?
What is the Mexican-American War?
200
This was the most populated Southern city on the eve of Independence.
What is Charleston, SC?
200
He was the President of the U.S. when Riverdale Country School first opened.
Who is Theodore Roosevelt?
200
This Republican announced this week he would "explore" running for President in 2016.
Who is Jeb Bush?
300
He was considered the leader of the common school reform movement.
Who is Horace Mann?
300
This author of "The Scarlet Letter" was a founding member of the utopian community at Brook Farm.
Who is Nathaniel Hawthorne?
300
This was the first west coast city to become one of the five most populated cities in the country.
What is Los Angeles?
300
This former governor of Pennsylvania came to speak to Riverdale last year.
Who is Ed Rendell?
300
The United States restored diplomatic relations for the first time in over 50 years this week with what country?
What is Cuba?
400
Henry Clay's compromises involved chiefly these three states.
What are Missouri, South Carolina, and California?
400
Thoreau eulogized John Brown for all of his work including his raids on Harpers Ferry and this site in Kansas.
What is Pottawatomie Creek?
400
In 1871, one-third of this fourth largest city in the country was destroyed in a fire.
What is Chicago?
400
This Union General first used the term "contraband" for slaves freed by the Union Army.
Who is Benjamin Butler?
400
This is the number of electoral votes assigned to the state of New York.
What is 29?
500
These two women organized the Seneca Falls Convention.
Who are Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott?
500
This transcendentalist essayist eulogized Thoreau.
Who is Ralph Waldo Emerson?
500
This was the first American city to host the Summer Olympics.
What is St. Louis?
500
They were two of the three American Diplomats involved in the XYZ affair.
Who are Charles Pinckney, John Marshall, and Elbridge Gerry?
500
She has been nominated by President Obama to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General.
Who is Loretta Lynch?
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