U.S. History Groups of Two

Guess the members of these notable groups of two from American history.
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Last updated: February 18, 2020
First submittedFebruary 3, 2016
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First people to walk on the moon
Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin
States admitted in 1959
Alaska
Hawaii
Women to appear on $1 coins
Susan B. Anthony
Sacagawea
First U.S. Revolution battles
Lexington
Concord
Dueling ironclad ships of the
U.S. Civil War
Monitor
Merrimack
Presidents who built their political
career in Illinois
Barack Obama
Abraham Lincoln
The Wright Brothers
Orville
Wilbur
Louisiana Purchase explorers
Meriwether Lewis
William Clark
Vice-Presidents of Richard Nixon
Spiro Agnew
Gerald R. Ford
Most famous characters created
by Mark Twain
Huckleberry Finn
Tom Sawyer
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Terminal cities of the Erie Canal
Albany
Buffalo
Places mentioned in
"Marines' Hymn"
Halls of Montezuma
Shores of Tripoli
Nicknames of Elvis
The King of Rock & Roll
Elvis the Pelvis
Husbands of Jacqueline Bouvier
John F. Kennedy
Aristotle Onassis
First two Mormon leaders
Joseph Smith
Brigham Young
Famous husbands of
Marilyn Monroe
Joe DiMaggio
Arthur Miller
Monopolies broken up by the
U.S. government
Standard Oil
AT&T
Black Supreme Court justices
Thurgood Marshall
Clarence Thomas
Biggest Native American tribes
starting with S
Sioux
Seminole
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Level 88
Feb 5, 2016
The very last answer took me forever to get. Shoshone, Snohomish, Seneca, Spokane, Shawnee, and Southern Paiute all came to mind before the right one.
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Level 80
May 2, 2016
I'm surprised that Seminole were ahead of Shawnee.
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Level 72
Oct 5, 2020
Sampsonite....i was WAY off.
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Level 71
Jun 27, 2016
I got JFK because I honestly thought he and Monroe were married at one point. Now I feel dumb.
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Level 49
Oct 6, 2016
same
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Level 79
Feb 1, 2017
Imagine how Jackie felt.
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Level 62
Nov 13, 2017
JFK was accused for having an affair with Monroe. Nothing was actually proven but JFK did cheat on his wife at sometime.
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Level 79
Jun 9, 2020
His father had an affair with actress Gloria Swanson (according to her memoirs), so it's possible the apple didn't fall far from the tree.
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Level 47
Jun 27, 2016
Should Mark Twain be one Mark Twain's most famous characters as well? Just a random thought.
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Level 65
Jun 27, 2016
Character and fake name are not the same thing.
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Level 73
Mar 3, 2020
I think you missed the irony there...
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Level 65
Jun 7, 2020
I don't think I did.
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Level 50
Jun 27, 2016
Fun fact, they are restoring the Monitor at the Mariner's Museum near my house, you can even walk around in a replica of the ship. Check it out if you are in Hampton Roads its a cool museum.
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Level 59
Jun 27, 2016
The U.S. government has broken up other monopolies, from Paramount pictures and the movie studios to Microsoft.
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Level 56
Jun 27, 2016
4 minutes is way too short for a person who is just casually taking this quiz
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2020
Added another minute.
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Level 70
Jun 27, 2016
It feels wrong to put Thurgood Marshall on the same list as Clarence Thomas.
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Level 83
Jun 28, 2016
Why? Because your political beliefs make it uncomfortable?
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Level 59
Jun 7, 2020
One helped improve and transform the country with groundbreaking work as a lawyer and justice. The other was an ideologue, unqualified for the job, and now known for a quiet unwillingness to ever deviate from far right agendas. So, yeah, it does feel wrong to put Marshall and Thomas in the same group, just as we'll always have the shame of putting Lincoln and Trump in the same group.
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Level 65
Jun 7, 2020
Apolitically (i.e., in terms of the quality of their legal analysis and written opinions), Marshall is regarded among legal scholars much more highly than Thomas, whose work is not regarded very well. Other conservative justices, like Scalia and Roberts, are also regarded much more highly than Thomas. His contributions to the court have been negligible.
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Level 84
Feb 20, 2020
Do you dislike Marshall or do you dislike Thomas?
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Level 72
Jun 27, 2016
If you take Bell for AT&T (as I agree you should), shouldn't you also take Esso for Standard Oil?

Also, cut us some slack on spelling for Sacagawea. Please.

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Level 64
Jun 28, 2016
+1 on Esso working. That's all I could think of. Doh!
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Level 37
May 8, 2017
I thought Esso was the Canadian, not American version. And, don't they both fall under the umbrella of Shell Nederland?
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Level 82
Feb 18, 2020
I thought Esso was just a spelling variant of Exxon?
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Level 72
Feb 18, 2020
Esso was the name on the gas stations. Esso = S.O. (Standard Oil). After the breakup, Esso became Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, and Amoco (all of which maintained the red, white and/or blue colors of Esso in their logos).
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Level 67
Feb 19, 2020
Esso only became Exxon in the US in the rest of the world it remained Esso, since there were no legal issues about the name there. And only in 1973 I believe, so not at the start of the break up, which was 1911. I stand corrected if I made an error.
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Level 79
Jun 8, 2020
As a kid, I remember being a little perplexed when all of the Esso stations disappeared, and Exxon stations popped up. '73 sounds about right.

When we went on long trips, I would count gas stations. Exxon always won easily, quickly taking any suspense out of the "game".

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Level 79
Jun 9, 2020
When I was young, the signs at the gas station in my area said Standard and the company was still called Standard Oil. The first time I saw Esso was when we traveled to Canada.
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Level 63
Jun 29, 2016
"Sioux" is not a tribe. It is an anglicised referent to a group of similarly cultured tribes, the Lakota, the Dakota and the Nakota. So either the clue should reference ethnic or cultural groups, or use the next biggest actual tribe, which is probably the Shoshone based on the fact that they are the majority population of Wind River reservation, the 5th most populous reservation in the US. I worked on this reservation for the summer in 2000. Simultaneously the most beautiful and terrible place I've ever been.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sioux |

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_Indian_reservations_in_the_United_States |

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_River_Indian_Reservation

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Level 73
Oct 18, 2017
Could you add some more spellings for Sacagawea? Pretty please? It's a hard one to get right.
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Level 60
Oct 25, 2017
You've obviously seen the correct spelling by now. Is it still too hard to get it even after you've seen the correct spelling?
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Level 82
Jun 7, 2020
@seokunshichae There are two stan countries that begin with a k. I'm guessing you are talking about Kyrgyzstan, though. I think it's fun to spell, personally. It would be a killer scrabble word if proper nouns were accepted.
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Level 73
Jun 25, 2020
Yes, @musiclistareus, it's still too hard to get it. I'm not American, so it hasn't been imprinted in my memory since elementary school. And the name doesn't come up in enough quizzes that I can get used to the correct spelling. It's not as if it was a "spells as it sounds" case, either. So I stand by my comment, thank you. (By the way, I left the comment almost three years ago. Took the quiz again today without knowing I had already taken it and came to the comments section to make exactly the same point, only to realize I already did in 2017. So there you go. Proof of concept. Either I'm too stupid to ever learn how to spell Sacagawea, or it's an unusual and hard to spell name that most non-Americans will have trouble with.)
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Level 79
Jun 9, 2020
Thank you, third grade music class for the Erie Canal answer. "I've got a mule and her name is Sal, fifteen miles on the Erie Canal...and she knows every inch of the way from Albany to Buffalo..."