'E' American History

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Can you answer the American history questions whose answers all begin with 'E'?

Updated Mar 23, 2015

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What was issued by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in the Confederacy?
Which general commanded Allied forces in Europe during WWII and later became president of the U.S.?
Which federal agency, created in 1970, oversees environmental monitoring and cleanup programs?
Which leading Transcendentalist thinker wrote the 1836 essay 'Nature'?
What was the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945?
What tanker ship was involved in a 1989 oil spill off Prince William Sound, Alaska?
Which composer and bandleader of jazz orchestras wrote nearly 2,000 compositions before his death in 1974?
What power claimed by the executive branch allows for immunity from congressional scrutiny?
What 363 mile long canal was built from 1817 to 1825?
Which prolific inventor famously said, 'Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration'?
Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution declared the production, transport, and sale of alcohol illegal?
What famous aviatrix disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 during a circumnavigational flight?
What institution officially elects the president and vice president every four years?
Which innovator popularized the use of roll film, helping bring photography to the mainstream?
What civil rights activist, involved in overturning segregation at the University of Mississippi, was killed in June 1963?
Proposed by Congress in 1972, what amendment would have outlawed discrimination on the basis of sex?
Which preacher during the Great Awakening delivered the sermon 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God'?
Which deputy town marshal in Tombstone, Arizona, took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
In which Texas city did General John Pershing plan his operation against Pancho Villa?
Which actor and director also served as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, from 1986 to 1988?

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