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Can you name the answers to these questions about the history of North America that begin with the letters A-Z?

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This French colony was ceded to the British at the end of the Queen Anne's War in 1713A
This international labor agreement between the United States and Mexico was intended to fill the labor shortage in agriculture. It lasted 22 years, from 1942 to 1964B
Manuel Micheltorena was appointed as governor of this Mexican territory by Antonio López de Santa Anna in 1842: Alta _______C
In 1861 this American politician was elected as the first and only President of the Confederate States of America: Jefferson _______D
This famous American lawman, gambler and gunfighter dies in Los Angeles on January 13, 1929, at age 80: Wyatt _______E
In 1592, this Greek explorer claimed he sailed across the legendary Strait of Anián from the Pacific Northwest to the North Sea and back: Juan de ______F
Fought in July 1863, this battle involved the largest number of casualties of the American Civil War: Battle of ________G
This famous English explorer was cast adrift, along with his son and seven other sailors, after most of his crew mutinied in 1611 while exploring the Canadian Arctic: Henry ______H
In 1701, British governor John Nanfan made a peace treaty with this powerful Native American confederacy, in which they ceded a large territory in what's now the American MidwestI
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which abolished the quota system based on national origins, was signed by this American president: Lyndon B. _______J
This Italian explorer and missionary founded the Mission San Xavier del Bac, in present-day Arizona, in 1692: Eusebio _____K
In 1803, the United States acquired this French territory which included most of the drainage basin of the Mississippi RiverL
This Scottish-born lawyer and politician was appointed as the first Prime Minister of the newly established Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867: John A. ________M
After holding two referendums, this former British dominion joined Canada in 1949N
The Pre-Columbian Anasazi, Hohokam and Mogollon cultures flourished in this cultural area located in southwestern North America around the 11th centuryO
Chief Wahunsonacock created this powerful Native American confederacy in eastern Virginia in the late 16th centuryP
In 1995, this Canadian province held a referendum to ask voters if it should become an independent countryQ
This Métis politician led two major resistance movements against the Canadian government, the Red River Rebellion (1869-1870) and the North-West Rebellion (1885): Louis ______R
In 1854, French adventurer Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon attempted to seize this Mexican state in order to create a new independent countryS
The northern portion of this former Mexican state declared its independence as a republic on March 2, 1836: Coahuila y _______T
This Spanish explorer, known for exploring the western coast of Mexico under the commission of Hernán Cortés, disappeared near Cedros Island in 1540: Francisco de ______U
Leif Erikson, the famous Viking explorer, landed in the coast of North America in the 10th century. He gave this name to the region in which he landedV
On November 17, 1800 the United States Congress held its first session in this city, after moving from PhiladelphiaW
Known for being the first European to have landed in the Baja California peninsula, this Spanish sailor died fighting against the Pericú tribe in 1533: Fortún _______X
In the late 1890's, during the Klondike Gold Rush, an estimated 100,000 prospectors migrated to this region in north-western Canada Y
This coded telegram issued by the German Secretary for Foreign Affairs on January 19, 1917 proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico during World War IZ

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