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American History A-Z

Guess these facts from U.S. history that start with each letter of the alphabet.
Last updated: November 29, 2018
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Answer
A
Suffragette who is featured on
some $1 coins
Anthony
B
City where Paul Revere lived
Boston
C
Biggest city in the South in 1800
Charleston
D
Many cattle drives ended in this city
Dodge
E
Neil Armstrong quote:
"The _____ has landed"
Eagle
F
Sumter or Ticonderoga, for example
Fort
G
Bloodiest battle of the Civil War
Gettysburg
H
He played a psychedelic rendition of
the national anthem at Woodstock
Hendrix
I
In the 1800s, at least 25% of people
from this country moved to the U.S.
Ireland
J
Musical genre that started in
New Orleans
Jazz
K
"The Forgotten War"
Korean War
L
This country was founded as a place
for freed American slaves
Liberia
M
Ship that brought the Pilgrims
to American
Mayflower
 
Hint
Answer
N
People from this tribe served
as "code-talkers" in WWII
Navajo
O
12,000 American troops died taking
this island in WWII
Okinawa
P
Edison's sound-playing invention
Phonograph
Q
Pennsylvania was founded by
this religious group
Quakers
R
Colony established in North Carolina
in 1585 that mysteriously disappeared
Roanoke
S
1692 witch trial location
Salem
T
The buck stopped with him
Truman
U
"Endowed by their creator with
certain ___________ rights"
Unalienable
V
1919 treaty at the end of WWI
Versailles
W
Scandal that toppled Nixon
Watergate
X
First company to make photocopiers
Xerox
Y
Term for a person from the U.S.;
specifically the Northern states
Yankee
Z
He recorded the only video of the
Kennedy assassination
Zapruder
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level 74
Nov 28, 2018
While the US certainly was involved in WWI, the V clue could have been so many things more uniquely American. "This colony was named after Queen Elizabeth...." "These unspoiled northern Caribbean islands were divided between the US and the UK.....:" "This city in Washington State sounds like its northern neighbor in British Columbia... Pretty much anything but a city in France for a war that was not on US soil. Just my 2 cents
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level 62
Nov 29, 2018
Good point. how about: the first English child born in a New World English possession? or the first state admitted to the country after the original 13 colonies? or the only American President whose first language was not English?
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level 65
Dec 6, 2018
I totally agree, as a French myself, I found this question quite strange and unacurate on a US History quizz. I guess there are enough facts, places, people on US soil to make a good question with an answer beginning with V...
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level 71
Dec 7, 2018
Dan has posted several History A-Z's of various countries recently, and one noticeable feature of all of them is questions about events that occurred outside their borders. The quiz that does that the least is this one.
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level 38
Mar 9, 2019
My, my, my a nice twist on the "too american centric" complaints!
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level 68
Nov 28, 2018
Surprised that my misspelling "RoanOAK" was not accepted, but eventually got it right.
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level 77
Nov 29, 2018
Roanoke colony was in North Carolina, in what is now Dare County. The Virginia city has nothing to do with the colony that disappeared.
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level ∞
Nov 29, 2018
D'oh! Dumb mistake on my part, now fixed.
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level 68
Mar 11, 2019
At the time that the colony was established that was considered Virginia. Well most of that whole area was Virginia.
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level 67
Nov 29, 2018
I think 'Yank' should do for Yankee, it's more often abbreviated abroad:
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level 70
Nov 30, 2018
Abroad though, it's used to refer to all Americans, not just Northerners.
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level 73
Dec 2, 2018
It should still be accepted as an abbreviation. There are old US songs that use the term Yank as well. E.g. "I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank" by Hoagie Carmichael.
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level 69
Dec 4, 2018
the only one i missed was the forgotten war...i guess it lived up to its name
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level 66
Mar 8, 2019
"colonized" would ring more true than "founded" for Liberia. There are plenty of ironies in the history of that country.
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level 75
Mar 8, 2019
There are, but the word "founded" is more accurate. Liberia did not exist prior to it being founded so it could hardly be colonized.
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level 38
Mar 8, 2019
I forgot about the Korean war.
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level 64
Mar 8, 2019
Did anyone else think it was "inalienable" and not "unalienable?"
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level 67
Mar 8, 2019
In many cases it is, but the specific quote in the Declaration of Independence uses "unalienable." The two are interchangeable anyway, and I'm sure if this weren't an A to Z quiz specifically looking for a U answer, inalienable would be accepted.
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level 34
Mar 12, 2019
There's actually a joke about it between Adams and Jefferson in the musical "1776", haha.
+1
level 49
Mar 9, 2019
I'm Malaysian and got 15/26.
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level 75
Mar 9, 2019
Zagruder, Zacruder, Zabruder...sigh.
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level 60
Mar 11, 2019
Typo: "brought pilgrims to American" (should be America).
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