Important Dates In US History


The Declaration of Independence was not actually signed until July 9th but it was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4th and thus we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th.  In what year did we declare our independence?
1776
1865
1800
1945

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Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon, mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin. In what year did Apollo 11 land on the moon?
1969
2001
1029
1951

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In 1776 we declared our independence from England, but it was many years until George Washington was inaugurated as the First President of the United States.  In what year was he inaugurated?
1789
1801
1865
1929

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President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22 in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald only to be shot himself a few days later by Jack Ruby.  In what year was JFK killed?
1963
1989
1889
1903

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The Civil War was the result of years of tensions between the North and South over slavery, states rights and Western expansion and came to a head when Abraham Lincoln was elected President and 7 states seceded with 4 more to follow.  In what year did the Civil War begin?
1861
1865
1941
1914

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On April 9th Grant accepted Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House and just 5 days later, actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln and just 12 days later, the Civil War was over. In what year did the Civil War end?
1865
1875
1945
1789

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On December 7th the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor killing over 2,400 Americans and effectively pushing the United States to enter World War II in both the Pacific and Europe.  Known as 'A Day That Will Live In Infamy", what year did this attack occur?
1941
1969
1955
2001

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On September 11th, a nation watched in shock as 3,000 of its citizens were murdered in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC in coordinated terrorist attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers.  In what year did these attacks occur?
2001
2011
1989
2000

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While a nation watched in shock, NASA  mission STS-51-L, the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger exploded just over a minute into flight killing all 7 crew members.  In what year did Challenger explode?
1986
2001
1969
1928

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Barack Obama was the first African American man to be elected as President with wide support across party lines.  He garnered almost 70 million popular votes, still the most of any president and a sizable margin in the Electoral College to become the 44th President of the United States.  In what year was he elected?
2008
2010
1942
2016

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