Do you remember high school history? Take the test with the morning show on Thursday morning.
Hard: 9th and 10th Grade U.S. History.
1. George Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789. While he is often thought of as our first president, the United States continually had functioning governments from as early as September 5, 1774.
How many presidents came before Washington?
Extra Credit: Name One!
2. What is the Industrial Revolution, and when did it occur?
Extra Credit: Who were effected more by the industrial revolution in America, Northern or Southern States?
3. When did the Civil War start and when did it end?
Extra Credit: Where did it start and where did it end?
4. Immediately upon taking office, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his cabinet began to set up a program called “The New Deal”. What was “The New Deal” and what did it do?
Extra Credit: Name one of the Federal agencies that was created in “The New Deal.”
Easy: 6th Grade Minnesota History
5. When did Minnesota become a state?
a. June 17, 1832
b. August 2, 1806
c. December 2, 1901
d. May 11, 1858
6. The first people to set up trading outposts in Minnesota were the ___________.
7. The capital of Minnesota is St. Paul. This name was not the location’s first name. What was St. Paul’s original name?
a. Little Italy
b. Le Blanc
c. Pig’s Eye
d. Minnehaha Downs
8. Which Minnesota lake holds the most shoreline?
a. Lake Minnetonka
b. Leech Lake
c. Lake Pepin
d. Lake Vermillion
So Easy Even Crisco Would Know Them: True/False
9. Eight United States Presidents Have died while in office. True or False?
10. The agreed upon starting place of all humans, according to most historians, is an area called Mesopotamia - which is located in modern day Sweden.
SEE BELOW FOR ANSWERS
1. 14 Presidents came before Washington. These presidents held office under the articles of confederation rather than our current constitution (Which wasn’t finished until 1789), and their terms only lasted one year.
- Samuel Huntington - Thomas Mckan - Arthur St. Clair
- Peyton Randolph - John Hanson - Cyrus Griffin
- Henry Middleton - Elias Boudinot
- John Hancock - Thomas Mifflin
- Henry Laurens - Richard Henry Lee
- John Jay - Nathaniel Gorham
2. The industrial revolution starts at the turn of the 19th century (the 1800s) in England. It then spread around the world throughout the 19th century. Basically, the industrial revolution was a shift from manual labor to machine-based manufacturing.
Factories seemed to pop up in the Northern States, since the southern states needed land for their massive plantations. Thus, northern states felt a huge influx of wealth, while southern states felt very little change at all. That is, until the cotton gin.
3. The Civil War Started on April 12, 1861 as Confederate troops began to bombard Fort Sumter. It ended upon General Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant on April 6, 1865.
It began at Fort Sumter and ended at Appomattox Courthouse.
4. The New Deal was a set of Laws and Reform Acts that were created in order to do three things. First, to immediately help millions of suffering Americans. Second, To improve the failing economy. And third, to create a government in which helping citizens was the primary concern.
The AAA, CAA, CCC, CWA, EBA, FAP, FCA, FCC, FDIC, FERA, FHA, FLA, FMP, FSA, FSRC, FTP, FWA, FWP, FLSA, HOLC, NIRA, NLRB, NRA, PRRA, PWA, RA, REA, RFC, SEC, SSB, TVA, USHA, USMC, or the WPA.
5. D. May 11, 1858
6. B. The French
7. C. Pig’s Eye (Named after popular tavern owner, Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant)
8. D. Lake Vermillion (1200 miles). Lake Vermillion is also home to the Minnesota Gold Rush of 1865.
9. True. Harrison and Harding died of Pneumonia, Taylor died of Cholera, FDR died of a Cerebral Hemorrhage, and Lincoln, Garfield, Mckinley and JFK all fell to assassins.
10. False. Mesopotamia is the area that most historians agree humans began – however, it is located in modern day Iraq not Sweden. This area was included in what historians refere to as the “fertile crescent”.