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What institution was formally outlawed in the US by the 13th Amendment?Slavery
89.8%
What form of nonviolent resistance was commonly used to protest racism at lunch counters during the Civil Rights Movement?Sit-in
83.8%
What establishment, which illegally sold alcohol, came into prominence during the Prohibition era?Speakeasy
81%
What Shoshone woman accompanied the Lewis and Clark expedition as an interpreter and guide from 1805 to 1806?Sacagawea
77.5%
Which Union general led a 'March to the Sea' in November and December of 1864?William T. Sherman
74.3%
What nickname was given to the Strategic Defense Initiative, proposed by President Reagan in 1983?Star Wars
72.9%
Who was accused of teaching evolution in the 1925 trial commonly known as the 'Monkey Trial'?John T. Scopes
72.4%
Who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1820s?Joseph Smith, Jr.
71.4%
What multinational oil company was founded in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller?Standard Oil
69.9%
What author and abolitionist wrote the 1852 novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'?Harriet Beecher Stowe
64.2%
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What slave sued for his and his family's freedom, with the final decision delivered in 1857?Dred Scott
56.2%
The purchase of Alaska in 1867 is also nicknamed what, after the secretary of state at the time?Seward's Folly
54.6%
What negotiations between the US and USSR in the 1970s proposed reducing the number of weapons manufactured by both countries?SALT
43.5%
What town in New York hosted the first US women's rights convention in 1848?Seneca Falls
41.8%
What Illinois governor was the Democratic party's nominee for president during the 1952 and 1956 elections?Adlai Stevenson
41%
What word refers to the economic condition of the 1970s in which price inflation accompanied slow economic growth?Stagflation
38.1%
What activist opened the first birth control clinic in the United States?Margaret Sanger
31.4%
What name was given to a Southern white person who supported Reconstruction and the Republican Party after the Civil War?Scalawag
22.8%
Who served as President Lincoln's Secretary of War and also organized the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth?Edwin M. Stanton
20.9%
What Radical Republican senator was nearly killed on the Senate floor in 1856 by a South Carolina congressman?Charles Sumner
13.7%

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