Native Americans and Explorers
Pilgrims and Early Colonies
Revolutionary War
Expansion
Civil War/Reconstruction
100

What was Columbus's original destination? 

India

100

What is the name of the colony that disappeared under mysterious circumstances without a trace? 

Roanoke

100

In the days leading up to the Revolution, what two groups were colonists split into? 

Loyalists and Patriots

100

What is the term that Americans used to justify expanding West at any cost? 

Manifest Destiny

100

What are the two sides of the Civil War? 

Union (North)

Confederacy (South) 

200

What are the 3 G's of exploration? 

God

Gold

Glory

200

What is the name of the first successful English colony in America? 

Jamestown

200

What is the name of Thomas Paine's pamphlet that convinced many colonists to support independence? 

Common Sense

200

What nickname did they give those traveling West to find gold? (Hint: it has to do with the year the Gold Rush started)

49ers

200

Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln in the Ford Theater? (extra 50 points - what was his occupation) 

John Wilkes Booth

Actor

300

Which Native South American culture defeated their enemies with extreme fear and violence? 

Aztecs

300

Why was Pennsylvania nicknamed "The Holy Experiment"?

William Penn founded the colony on the idea that people should be able to practice whatever religion they wanted without discrimination.

300

What is the name of the treaty that ended the Revolutionary War? 

The Treaty of Paris

300

What was the name of the infamous party that got lost on their journey to the settlement in California? 

The Donner Party

300

The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in which states? 

The Confederate states considered "in rebellion" of the United States. 

400

Who were the King and Queen that funded Christopher Columbus's trip? (Need both names for points - extra 50 points for the country they were from!)

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain 

400

What are the 3 sections that the 13 Colonies were divided into? 

The New England Colonies

The Middle Colonies

The Southern Colonies

400

What battle is considered the turning point of the American Revolution? 

Saratoga

400

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended what war? 

The Mexican American War

400

What was the South's greatest advantage during the Civil War? 

Excellent military leadership 

500

What were the Viking's two main reasons for exploration? 

Expand their empire and use the resources of other countries (they were not interested in converting anyone to their religion or colonizing others)

500
Virgina's "House of Burgesses" was the first what? 

First elected government in the colonies

500

What is the name of the most famous Frenchman who fought for the US in the war?  

Marquis de Lafayette

500

What decision made by Thomas Jefferson doubled the size of the United States? 

The Louisiana Purchase

500

What did Lincoln's 10 Percent plan require? 

That 10% of the voters in each Confederate state had to take an oath of loyalty to the Union and emancipation. 

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