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    You May Know About The Musical, "Hamilton," But How Much American History Do You Actually Know?

    I am not throwing away my shot!

    1. What was the first permanent English settlement?

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      Wrong! 

      Jamestown

      We're starting at the beginning, founded in 1607, Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement.

    2. Which is the earliest form of Democracy?

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      The Mayflower Compact

      Signed in 1620, The Mayflower Compact was an agreement between the Pilgrims. They formed one of the earliest governments between themselves based on majority rule.

    3. Which event ended salutary neglect in the colonies?

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      The French and Indian War

      After the French and Indian War (The Seven Years' War), Britain increased imperial control, thus the end of salutary neglect, in the colonies. They were in more debt and needed to collect taxes from the colonies to pay for it. This single event allowed the colonists to come together towards a common goal for the first time.

    4. Which was the first direct tax on the colonies?

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      Wrong! 

      The Stamp Act

      The Stamp Act, issued in 1765, was the first direct tax on the colonies. It required colonists to purchase special stamped paper for all legal documents.

    5. What was the turning point of the Revolutionary War?

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      The Battle of Saratoga

      This battle was the turning point of the Revolutionary War because it was when France began to fight with the colonists against Britain.

    6. What was "republican motherhood?"

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      Wrong! 

      Women should serve to educate young men in these causes, became one of the first feminist movements.

      Important movement then and now.

    7. Who favored the ratification of the Constitution?

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      Federalists

      Federalists supported the ratification of the Constitution. Your favorite, Alexander Hamilton, was the leader of the Federalists. To support the Constitution he and his team wrote a series of essays supporting the Constitution, titled the "Federalist Papers." As a compromise between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, they added a Bill of Rights, the first ten Amendments, to the Constitution.

    8. Who made the plan for the first National Bank?

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      Wrong! 

      Alexander Hamilton

      Alexander Hamilton proposed a plan for America's first National Bank. He wanted to establish credit and pay for national debt, raise revenue through excise tax on whisky, order a protective tariff, and ceate a national bank. (You should know this if you memorized the Hamilton soundtrack)

    9. Why was the Election of 1800 also called the "Revolution of 1800?"

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      Wrong! 

      There was a peaceful transfer of parties

      When Thomas Jefferson was elected President in 1800, the power of political parties was peacefully shifted from the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans.

    10. Who was the "Manifest Destiny President?"

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      James K. Polk

      James K. Polk, elected President in 1844, was the "Manifest Destiny President." During the time of Manifest Destiny, the United States continues to pursue expansionist policies rooted in American Exceptionalism. American expansion rapidly increased both Nationalism and Sectionalism.

    11. What were the main causes of World War I?

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      Militarism, alliances, imperialism, nationalism are the main causes of World War I.

      These causes are an acronym for MAIN, get it?

    12. Was the US neutral in the beginning of WWI?

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      Wrong! 

      Yes

      The US, under President Woodrow Wilson, remained neutral at the beginning of WWI. They remained uninvolved until events surrounding the Zimmerman Telegram in 1917.

    13. What were the three goals of FDR's New Deal?

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      Wrong! 

      Relief, Recovery, Reform

      Relief, Recovery, and Reform were FDR's three goals for his new deal, also known as the three R's. His New Deal aimed to directly relieve American economy from the Great Depression.

    14. What directly ended the Great Depression?

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      Wrong! 

      World War II

      Although FDR's New Deal helped Americans during the Great Depression, ultimately the US' entrance into World War II ended the Great Depression.

    15. How many presidents did the US have?

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      Wrong! 

      45!

      The US has had 45 Presidents and counting!

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