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Who invented a machine to transmit the human voice over wires (telephone)?

Alexander Graham Bell

100

The Great Western Cattle Trail was established through Western Texas up to where?

Nebraska and northern territories

100

Who was the president during the Spanish-American War?

William McKinley

100

What is it called when your leaving your homeland to make a long journey to a new country?

Emigration

100

How long did the Wright brothers first flight last?

12 seconds

200

Who was an African-American scientist that created more than 300 products from peanuts and sweet potatoes?

George Washington Carver

200

What was there a huge demand for in the east?

Hint: The Civil War soldiers had eaten most of it

Beef

200

What waterway connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to make a shortcut between them?

Panama Canal

200

What is a person called when they move to a new country?

Immigrant

200

What was the first war that led to America becoming a major world power?

Spanish-American War

300

Thomas Edison invented the first _______________ and electrical generating system in 1879.

Light bulb

300

What was the name of the group that was able to get jobs on ranches after the Civil War?

Black Cowboys of Texas

300

Who was the fighting group that was formed by Theodore Roosevelt?

Rough Riders

300

Where did most immigrants go in search of a better life?

America

300

The Spanish-American War was caused by the sinking of which battleship?

USS Maine

400

Besides the light bulb, what else did Thomas Edison invent?

Hint: This device made it possible to record sound

Phonograph

400

In the 1800s, a part-Cherokee Indian trader named ________________ made a wagon trail in northern Texas.

Jesse Chisholm

400

What is the type of journalism that uses stories to unethically attract readers?

Yellow Journalism

400

Between 1860 and 1900,more than 13 million people emigrated to the United States. Where did most of the immigrants come from?

Western Europe (Germany, Great Britain, & Ireland)

400

Who was the young cattle shipper from Illinois that came up with the idea to guide cattle north and ending in railroad towns in Kansas?

Joseph McCoy

500

How did the Wright brothers have an impact on American life?

They made it possible to travel farther distances in a shorter time

500

What was the name of of trail used to guide cattle north to new railroad lines across the Great Plains?

The Great Western Cattle Trail

500

Who was the president from 1901 and 1909? He also helped finish building the Panama Canal.

Theodore Roosevelt

500

Some immigrants traveled to the midwest, where they became what?

farmers

500

What did George Washington Carver teach farmers about the benefit of?

Hint: This means planting different crops each year to help put nutrients back into the soil.

Crop rotation