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What network of secret routes and safe houses was used by escaped slaves to find freedom in the North?
In 2011, President Obama ordered the deployment of 100 military advisers to what country to combat the Lord's Resistance Army?
What university, founded in 1882, was known as the State Normal School at Los Angeles until 1919?
What state was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896?
What Baltimore Colts quarterback in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s was also known as 'The Golden Arm'?
What type of plane was flying reconnaissance over Soviet airspace when it was shot down in 1960?
What airline had two of its planes, Flight 175 and Flight 93, hijacked during the 9/11 attacks?
What abolitionist novel was published in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe?
What term was used to refer to the United States during the Civil War?
What organization has declared Independence Hall and the Statue of Liberty to be two of the 23 World Heritage sites in the U.S.?
What novelist and poet wrote the 1960 book 'Rabbit, Run'?
What statistic was at an all-time post-WWII high, at 10.8%, in 1982?
What New York city was dubbed 'the city that God forgot' due to 20th century political corruption and organized crime?
What instrument was introduced to the Hawaiian islands by Portuguese immigrants?
Having only one legislative chamber, Nebraska is the only state with what type of legislature?
Robert Owen bought the town of New Harmony, Indiana, in 1825 with the intent of turning it into what type of community?
Winning in 1970, 1971, 1978, and 1987, who is one of only three people to have won the Indy 500 four times?
What nickname was given to anarchist and murderer Ted Kaczynski?
Although his birth name was Hiram, by what first name was President Grant commonly called?
What newspaper has the 3rd largest circulation in the United States?

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