U.S. History by Decade - Multiple Choice

For each event, choose the decade in which it occurred.
For dates prior to 1776, any reference to the United States refers to territory that would become part of the present United States.
For any question referencing population, the date given is the date of the decennial census.
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1. First Europeans visit the U.S.
1490's
1500's
1510's
1520's
2. First permanent European settlement on the U.S. mainland
1560's
1580's
1600's
1620's
3. New Amsterdam becomes New York
1640's
1650's
1660's
1670's
4. The last of the original 13 colonies is founded
1700's
1710's
1720's
1730's
5. The Mason-Dixon line is drawn
1760's
1780's
1800's
1820's
6. The first Treaty of Paris involving the U.S. is signed
1760's
1780's
1810's
1840's
7. The first contested U.S. presidential election
1770's
1780's
1790's
1800's
8. The 25th state is admitted
1810's
1820's
1830's
1840's
9. The last law making property ownership a requirement for voting is repealed
1820's
1830's
1840's
1850's
10. "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (aka 'Twas the Night Before Christmas) is first published
1820's
1840's
1860's
1880's
11. The first transcontinental railroad is completed
1860's
1870's
1880's
1890's
12. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published
1860's
1870's
1880's
1890's
13. Plessy v. Ferguson establishes the legality of "separate but equal" racial segregation
1880's
1890's
1900's
1910's
14. The first U.S. Nobel Prize winner
1890's
1900's
1910's
1920's
15. The last of the "lower 48" states is admitted
1890's
1900's
1910's
1920's
16. The last significant (at least 100 square kilometers) U.S. permanent territorial acquisition
1890's
1900's
1910's
1940's
17. The majority of the U.S. population is urban for the first time
1890
1900
1910
1920
18. U.S. population surpasses 100,000,000 for the first time
1920
1930
1940
1950
19. Walmart is founded
1940's
1950's
1960's
1970's
20. ARPANET (an important precursor to the modern Internet) is established
1950's
1960's
1970's
1980's
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