History of Tennessee

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of Tennessee.
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Last updated: July 6, 2017
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What "King of the Wild Frontier" served as a Tennessee congressman before
getting killed at the Alamo?
Davy Crockett
What Native American tribe was expelled from eastern Tennessee
and forced to walk to Oklahoma?
Which three Presidents were from Tennessee?
"Old Hickory"
Andrew Jackson
Dark Horse candidate
James K. Polk
Andrew Johnson
What Tennessee politician would have become President if he
had been able to win his own state?
Al Gore
Who was assassinated in Memphis in 1968?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
What singer was born in Tupelo, Mississippi but later relocated to Memphis?
Elvis Presley
What is the name of that person's mansion?
What scientific theory was John T. Scopes prosecuted for teaching?
What country music radio program started broadcasting in 1925?
Grand Ole Opry
Who founded a whiskey distillery in Lynchburg in 1875?
Jack Daniel
What country singer wrote "I Will Always Love You" and "Jolene"?
Dolly Parton
What three-letter agency brought electricity to the Tennessee Valley in the 1930s?
What Tennessee native is considered the most brilliant calvary commander of the Civil War?
Nathan Bedford Forrest
What national laboratory was established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan project?
Oak Ridge
Level 81
Jul 7, 2017
Cavalry, surely "calvary" must be a typo?
Level 89
Jul 31, 2018
Still needs to be changed. A Calvary commander must be some kind of pastor?
Level 83
Oct 11, 2017
Hate to get all political here but Forrest was not necessarily the "most brilliant cavalry commander in the Civil War." (Even in the Confederate army, i.e., the losing side, there were commanders like Jeb Stuart and Morgan). More significantly, Forrest is better known for--and historically more important--as one of the early leaders of the KKK. Let's not put lipstick on a pig. On the other hand, to be fair, it must be noted that late in life he purportedly recanted some of his earlier odious racial beliefs. Ultimately, a complex historical figure not accurately characterized as just a "brilliant commander."
Level 32
Dec 6, 2017
Well seeing as an essay on the complex nature of man isn't really conducive to a quiz format. I'll allow it.
Level 81
Dec 25, 2017
According to Wikipedia, Sherman said he was" the most remarkable man our civil war produced on either side".
Level 78
Dec 28, 2017
Yes, but he still became a Grand Wizard of the KKK. There are good and bad things about all historical figures and we should remember them as they were, relevant to the times in which they lived.
Level 60
Dec 29, 2017
Involvement in the KKK has nothing to do with his skill as a cavalry general. The fact of the matter is that his is one of just a few names that comes into any discussion of the top cavalry generals. Stuart, as you noted, is another but Morgan is not in that class.
Level 83
Aug 2, 2018
He became dismayed by the violence and lawlessness of the Klan and actually disbanded it. The later two incarnations don't seem to offer any second thoughts about their actions. Still, that doesn't affect his ability as a general where men are judged as heroes for butchery that far outstrips the goofballs in the Klan.
Level 69
Jul 17, 2020
Genghis Khan committed genocide and rape on a scale unrivaled before or since (save for possibly Tamerlane). You still can't argue he's one of the greatest generals and conquerors of all time. Forrest was a brilliant commander of the cavalry. The rest is irrelevant for this quiz.
Level 30
Dec 25, 2017
Try my History of Oregon quiz here
Level 68
Sep 25, 2019
thank god for the TVA... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mK9C7s0jr0
Level 47
Sep 29, 2019
Johnson and Polk were from North Carolina not Tennessee. Polk was born in Pineville and Johnson was born in Raleigh.

Jackson is still disputed but even where most agree he was born isn't Tennessee. However all did have significant ties to the state so maybe the question can be re-worded