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Can you name the American history questions whose answers all begin with V?

Quiz Updated Sep 3, 2017

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Which president, who served from 1837 to 1841, is the only one to have spoken English as a second language?
What of the original 13 colonies was nicknamed 'Old Dominion'?
What Mexican general led a raid into New Mexico in 1916, prompting the U.S. to send General Pershing to try and capture him?
What cabinet department, which became Cabinet-level in 1989, is currently headed by David Shulkin?
What former professional wrestler served as governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003?
In what southeastern Pennsylvania military camp did the Continental Army spend the winter of 1777-1778?
What Mexican-American rock and roll pioneer was killed in a plane crash on February 3, 1959?
The siege of what Mississippi city in 1863 is often considered the turning point in the Civil War?
What business magnate is best known for his success in the railroad industry and for financing a Tennessee university bearing his name?
Passed in 1965, what piece of federal legislation prohibits racial discrimination in voting?
Who served as President Carter's secretary of state before resigning in protest of the secret mission to rescue American hostages in Iran?
What Mexican seaport was besieged by American forces in March 1847 during the Mexican-American War?
What fort and fur trading outpost became the headquarters of the Hudson Bay Company's Columbia Department in 1824?
What German engineer, brought to the U.S. as part of Operation Paperclip, was known as the 'Father of Rocket Science'?
What NASA program, launched in 1977, sent two space probes to study the outer Solar System?
What free black man planned a slave revolt in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1822?
What sovereign state joined the U.S. in 1791 as the 14th state?
In what present-day Indiana city did George Rogers Clark and his militia capture Fort Sackville in 1779?
What author penned the novel 'Slaughterhouse-Five' after serving in WWII?
Where did the United States fight a war from 1955 to 1975?

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