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Nicknamed "Father of the Constitution," this Virginian played a key role in writing the document.  His "Federalist Papers" argued for the ratification of this document. As President he signed the War of 1812 declaration.

Who is JAMES Madison?


This historic document is perhaps self evident. It was adopted on July 4, 1776, boldly asserted the independence of the American colonies from British rule.

What is the Declaration of Independence?


The Great Depression, The Dust Bowl, The New Deal

What is the 1930's?


This labor leader, co-founder, and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), played a pivotal role in the American labor movement during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, advocating for workers' rights and improved working conditions.

Who is Samuel Gompers?


This social movement really knew how to ferment change, fermenting a spirit of resistance against spirits!

What is the Temperance Movement?


This "dark horse" candidate achieved all his campaign promises, including Manifest Destiny goals, during his single term.

Who is JAMES Polk?


This executive order, issued on January 1, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln, declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

What is the Emancipation Proclamation?


Model T, Red Scare, Radio's and Picture Shows

What is the 1920's?


This civil rights leader and labor organizer, known for his efforts to end discrimination in the defense industry and for leading the March on Washington Movement in the 1940s, was a prominent figure in the struggle for African American equality and workers' rights.

Who is A. Phillip Randolph?

This event resulted from the governments attempts to collect taxes on the consumption of alcohol but the armed rioters were eventually quelled by the sober George Washington asserting federal supremacy and the rule of law.

What is the Whiskey Rebellion?


In 13 tense days of 1962, this president stared down the USSR over missiles in Cuba.

Who is JOHN F. Kennedy?


This influential pamphlet, published in 1776, advocated for American independence from British rule and challenged the authority of the monarchy, written by the political philosopher Thomas Paine.

What is Common Sense?


Television, Vietnam, Civil Rights Movement

What is the 1960's?


This innovative blacksmith and inventor founded a company in 1837 that would make farming in the West an option with his invention of the first commercially successful steel plow.

Who is John Deere?


This constitutional amendment, often dubbed the "Noble Experiment," poured a cold one on the nation's drinking habits, attempting to "brew" a sober society through prohibition.

What is the 18th amendment?


Fearing foreign critics and dissent, this president signed laws restricting immigration and free speech.

Who is JOHN Adams?


In this poignant response to clergy criticism, penned in April 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. eloquently defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance in the civil rights movement, affirming that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

What is the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"?


Watergate, Peace in the Middle East, EPA

What is the 1970's?


This pioneering figure in the women's suffrage movement co-organized the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the Declaration of Sentiments was drafted, demanding equal rights for women, including the right to vote.

Who is Elizabeth Stanton?


This unintended consequence of the "Noble Experiment" saw a surge in illicit activities such as bootlegging and speakeasies, fueling the rise of powerful criminals demonstrating the law of unintended "spirits" in action.

What is organized crime/mob?


This former peanut farmer and Nobel Peace Prize winner was the President of the United States and worked hard to achieve Peace in the Middle East.

Who is JAMES (Jimmy) Carter?


This document, adopted in 1781, served as the first constitution of the United States, establishing a loose union of states with a weak central government, eventually replaced by the Constitution in 1789.

What are the Articles of Confederation?

Cold War, Sputnik, Interstates and Suburbia

What is the 1950's 


This Prussian military officer, renowned for his training of American troops at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War, was instrumental in transforming the Continental Army into a more disciplined and effective fighting force.

Who is Baron Von Steuben?


This constitutional amendment, ratified in 1933, poured out the repeal of Prohibition, giving Americans a legal "toast" to enjoy alcoholic beverages once again, signaling the end of a dry era and a return to liquid liberties.

What is the 21st amendment?