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

Quiz Updated Jun 2, 2017

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Who was the first president of the U.S., serving from 1789 to 1797?
What political scandal during the 1970s led to the resignation of President Nixon?
What political party counted William Henry Harrison and Millard Fillmore among its members?
What lexicographer's name has become synonymous with the word 'dictionary' in the U.S.?
What 1969 music festival in New York was a focal point for the counterculture generation?
What artist known for 'Campbell's Soup Cans' was a pioneer in the movement known as pop art?
What 1854 book was written by Henry David Thoreau?
Who was best known for having invented the modern cotton gin?
What radical left-wing organization was co-founded in 1969 by Bill Ayers?
What Puritan minister, exiled from the Massachusetts colony, founded Providence Plantation in 1636?
What territory was the first to grant suffrage to women, in 1869?
What Chief Justice was appointed to head the commission that investigated the Kennedy assassination?
What creek in South Dakota was the site of an 1890 massacre of Lakota?
What Army general commanded U.S. forces during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968?
What protest took place from 1791 to 1794 after a tax was levied on distilled spirits?
What governor of Alabama ran as the American Independent Party candidate in the 1968 presidential election?
What nickname was given to members of the labor union Industrial Workers of the World?
What poet and essayist is known for his 1855 collection 'Leaves of Grass'?
What state was governed by Progressive politician Robert M. La Follette from 1901 to 1906?
What Hoosier was the 1940 Republican candidate for president?

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