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

Quiz Updated Oct 14, 2016

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What institution was formally outlawed in the US by the 13th Amendment?
What Shoshone woman accompanied the Lewis and Clark expedition as an interpreter and guide from 1805 to 1806?
What nickname was given to the Strategic Defense Initiative, proposed by President Reagan in 1983?
Who was accused of teaching evolution in the 1925 trial commonly known as the 'Monkey Trial'?
What establishment, which illegally sold alcohol, came into prominence during the Prohibition era?
Which Union general led a 'March to the Sea' in November and December of 1864?
What form of nonviolent resistance was commonly used to protest racism at lunch counters during the Civil Rights Movement?
What activist opened the first birth control clinic in the United States?
What multinational oil company was founded in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller?
What slave sued for his and his family's freedom, with the final decision delivered in 1857?
What town in New York hosted the first US women's rights convention in 1848?
What Illinois governor was the Democratic party's nominee for president during the 1952 and 1956 elections?
What negotiations between the US and USSR in the 1970s proposed reducing the number of weapons manufactured by both countries?
What author and abolitionist wrote the 1852 novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'?
The purchase of Alaska in 1867 is also nicknamed what, after the secretary of state at the time?
What Radical Republican senator was nearly killed on the Senate floor in 1856 by a South Carolina congressman?
What name was given to a Southern white person who supported Reconstruction and the Republican Party after the Civil War?
Who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1820s?
What word refers to the economic condition of the 1970s in which price inflation accompanied slow economic growth?
Who served as President Lincoln's Secretary of War and also organized the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth?

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