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U.S. History by Decade Quiz

I give you the decade and the description of a significant event, person, or thing from U.S. history; you give the event, person, or thing.
Sources include Wikipedia, several books
Quiz by LincolnIsTheBestOne
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First submittedApril 4, 2017
Last updatedApril 5, 2017
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Decade
Description
Historic Event/Person/Thing
1770s
War fought to gain American independence
Revolutionary War
1780s
Document that is the law of the land
U.S. Constitution
1790s
First president, who set many historical preceents
George Washington
1800s
Purchase of land that doubled area of the country
Louisiana Purchase
1810s
War which led to creation of "Star Spangled Banner"
War of 1812
1820s
Seventh president, whose election started the Jacksonian Era
Andrew Jackson
1830s
Path the Cherokee tribe took during forced removal
Trail of Tears
1840s
Expansionist doctrine used to justify the Mexican-American War
Manifest Destiny
1850s
Bill which required escaped slaves be returned to their slaveholders
Fugitive Slave Act
1860s
War which led to the abolition of slavery
American Civil War
1870s
Period of rebuilding in the Southern States
Reconstruction
1880s
President who served two non-consecutive terms
Grover Cleveland
1890s
War in which America took over the Phillippines
Spanish-American War
Decade
Description
Historic Event/Person/Thing
1900s
Period of reform in the early 20th century
Progressive Era
1910s
War which shaped events for the rest of the century
World War 1
1920s
Period of unemployment and bankruptcy beginning in 1929
The Great Depression
1930s
"New Deal" president who helped end above period
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1940s
War where the U.S. helped beat Germany and Japan
World War 2
1950s
Supreme Court decision which helped end segregation
Brown v. Board of Education
1960s
Man with a dream who led a civil rights movement
Martin Luther King, Jr.
1970s
Scandal which ruined Richard Nixon's presidency
Watergate
1980s
Term for Ronald Reagan's economic policies
Reaganomics
1990s
Free trade agreement between U.S., Canada, and Mexico
NAFTA
2000s
Deadly attack where 3,000 people were killed
September 11 attacks
2010s
Controversial health care reform bill
Affordable Care Act
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