Grossmont College History Captain of The Ship Susan Constant Question

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1.  Name the captain of the ship Susan Constant, one of the three ships bringing colonists to establish the Jamestown colony in May 1607.

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2.  In the Dutch colony New Netherlands, a fort where furs and hides were purchased from the Indians was at Fort (fill in the color:                  ), present-day Albany, on the upper Hudson River.

3.  As a key political figure in colonial America, who was the longtime governor of Virginia, serving from 1641-1652 and again from 1660-1677?  He also was a playwright and put down Bacon’s Rebellion (1675-1676).

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4.  During colonial times, the most powerful eastern Indians were the (fill in the number:       ) “Iroquois Nations” (known as the Iroquois Confederacy) that occupied most of what is now upstate New York.

5.  As one of the first slave rebellions in colonial America, the Stono Rebellion in 1739 – that seized guns, killed several planter families, and almost captured the lieutenant governor - occurred in what southern colony?

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6.  Name the seventeen year old black slave who in 1770 established herself as one of America’s first poets with her poem “An Elegiac Poem” to honor the memory of esteemed colonial minister George Whitefield.

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7.  During the American Revolution, name the woman who assumed the name “Robert Shurtleff” to enlist in the Continental Army in 1782, thus becoming the only woman to serve formally in the American Revolution.

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8.  What was the English name of the Mohawk chief originally born Thayendanegea who received a captain’s commission in the British army to fight the American colonists during the American Revolution?

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9.  In 1791, (fill in the U.S. state:                      ) entered the Union as the 14th state.

10.  During the War of 1812, name the American naval commander who on the eve of the Battle of Lake Erie famously said, “We have meet the enemy and they are ours.”

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11.  What was the name of the African slave owned by William Clark during the famous Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-04) that explored across the American Midwest and northern Pacific coast?  A valuable member of the expedition, he proved physical strong, rarely ill, resourceful in the wilderness and decisive in crises.

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12.  Name the 1819 landmark Supreme Court decision that questioned to what degree the Federal government has power over the states AND does the Constitution truly grant Congress the power to create a national bank.

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13.  Named after the then U.S. Secretary of State and Spanish foreign minister, what treaty allowed Florida to be part of the United States?

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14.  Born to Irish immigrants, name the American engineer who developed the first successful commercial steamboat called the Clermont.

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15.  The 1965 Beatles movie Help! is dedicated to what Massachusetts born inventor who worked in the textile/garment industry?

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16.  Name the Vice-President of the United States who served in the War of 1812 and participated at the Battle of Thames (1813) where the famous Indian leader Tecumseh died.  Note: a future U.S. President also served in this battle; don’t write his name but the future Vice-President.

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17.  Joseph Smith, a daydreamer and part-time treasure hunter, founded what religious group in the early 1830s?

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18.  Fought between an alliance between the Sauk and Fox Indians and the U.S. army, the Black Hawk War (1832) took place in what two present-day U.S. states?  

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19.  Famous American painters Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, and Frederic Church belonged to what artistic school and movement active roughly from 1825 to 1870? 

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20.  Eliza Harris, Eva, and Arthur Shelby are characters in what famous American novel?

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21.  The congressional passage of the Logan Act that outlawed private diplomacy and Fries Rebellion, an uprising against federal taxes on property, occurred during whose U.S. presidency?

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22.  Name the U.S. President who went by the nickname the “Little Magician.”

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23.  During the great Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debates in 1858, both men were running against each other to win what political office?  

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24.  During the American Civil War, exactly how many southern slave states joined the Confederate States of America (Confederacy)?

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25.  Who was the British born lead actress in the play Our American Cousin which President Abraham Lincoln attended at Ford’s Theater on the night of his April 14, 1865 assassination?