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Which general commanded Allied forces in Europe during WWII and later became president of the U.S.?Dwight Eisenhower
96.7%
What was issued by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in the Confederacy?Emancipation Proclamation
91.4%
What famous aviatrix disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 during a circumnavigational flight?Amelia Earhart
85.8%
Which federal agency, created in 1970, oversees environmental monitoring and cleanup programs?Environmental Protection Agency
85.6%
What institution officially elects the president and vice president every four years?Electoral College
82.2%
Which prolific inventor famously said, 'Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration'?Thomas Edison
81.6%
What 363 mile long canal was built from 1817 to 1825?Erie Canal
78.9%
What was the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945?Enola Gay
74%
Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution declared the production, transport, and sale of alcohol illegal?Eighteenth Amendment
71.1%
What tanker ship was involved in a 1989 oil spill off Prince William Sound, Alaska?Exxon Valdez
68.1%
Hint Answer % Correct
Which deputy town marshal in Tombstone, Arizona, took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?Wyatt Earp
66%
Which actor and director also served as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, from 1986 to 1988?Clint Eastwood
61%
In which Texas city did General John Pershing plan his operation against Pancho Villa?El Paso
56.4%
Proposed by Congress in 1972, what amendment would have outlawed discrimination on the basis of sex?Equal Rights Amendment
52.2%
Which innovator popularized the use of roll film, helping bring photography to the mainstream?George Eastman
48.7%
Which leading Transcendentalist thinker wrote the 1836 essay 'Nature'?Ralph Waldo Emerson
44.6%
Which composer and bandleader of jazz orchestras wrote nearly 2,000 compositions before his death in 1974?Duke Ellington
41.7%
What civil rights activist, involved in overturning segregation at the University of Mississippi, was killed in June 1963?Medgar Evers
31.3%
What power claimed by the executive branch allows for immunity from congressional scrutiny?Executive privilege
29%
Which preacher during the Great Awakening delivered the sermon 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God'?Jonathan Edwards
20.5%

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