History of Missouri

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of Missouri.
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Who where the famous explorers that headed west from St. Louis in 1804?
Lewis and Clark
Which Missouri city was the eastern terminus for the Pony Express?
Saint Joseph
Which Missouri governor ran an unsuccessful secessionist movement during the Civil War?
Claiborne Jackson
What was the name of the Negro League baseball team that Jackie Robinson played for?
Kansas City Monarchs
What fault line caused an earthquake so large it rang bells in Boston in 1812?
New Madrid Fault
Who is the only US president from Missouri?
Harry S. Truman
What monument, completed in 1965, is also known as "The Gateway to the West?"
The Gateway Arch
Which group of Missouri Bushwhackers is responsible for burning Lawrence, Kansas in 1863?
Quantrill's Raiders
Which Missouri city is considered to be the starting point for both the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe Trail?
Independence
In 1967, the Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Green Bay Packers in the first of what yearly contest?
The Super Bowl
Which Missouri city was hit by a tornado on May 22nd, 2011, resulting in 158 deaths and $2.8 billion in damage?
Joplin
Who is the author of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?"
Mark Twain
Which American botanist, from Diamond, Missouri, taught at the Tuskegee Institute?
George Washington Carver
Kansas City, founded in 1838, is named after which Native American tribe?
Kaw or Kanza
In what city did widespread riots take place after the shooting of Michael Brown by a local police officer in 2014?
Ferguson
What Kentuckian, famous for being a frontiersman and opening the Cumberland Road, died at his his home in Missouri in 1820?
Daniel Boone
Which Missouri Senator do some (incorrectly) claim was President of the United States for a single day?
David Rice Atchison
What two major international events were held in St. Louis in 1904?
Louisiana Purchase Exposition
1904 Summer Olympics
What state institution opened in 1841, making it the first of its kind west of the Mississippi River?
The University of Missouri
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Level 58
Aug 29, 2019
I put Lewis & Clark, also MeriwetherLewis&William Clark. I do believe these should have been accepted.
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Level 64
Nov 1, 2019
I agree. I will add that. Sorry about that.