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U.S History True or False

Can you answer these true or false questions about the history of the United States?
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Last updated: July 28, 2020
First submittedJuly 28, 2020
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1. The Louisiana Territory was sold to the U.S by Napoleon
True
False
2. The Spanish-American War took place in the 1840s
True
False
It took place in the 1890s
3. When Texas joined the Union, it maintained the right to secede whenever it wanted.
True
False
Texas, like any other state, does not have the right to secede from the Union
4. Japan invaded Alaska during World War II
True
False
5. Abraham Lincoln didn't care so much about winning the Civil War, only about freeing slaves
True
False
Lincoln was quoted with saying "If I could save the union without freeing any slaves I would do it"
6. Aaron Burr was vice president when he shot Alexander Hamilton
True
False
7. Native Americans gained the right to vote before women
True
False
Women: 1920, Native Americans: 1924 (but not everywhere until 1962)
8. New York City was original founded by Denmark
True
False
It was founded by the Netherlands
9. Hawaii was the most recent state added to the Union
True
False
10. The White House burned down in the early 1800s
True
False
11. The first state to join the Union after the 13 colonies was Kentucky
True
False
It was Vermont
12. John F. Kennedy was a Democrat
True
False
13. Richard Nixon was the second president to ever be impeached
True
False
He resigned and was never impeached
14. Thomas Edison was born in the United States
True
False
15. Of the 172 people who were accused of witchcraft in Salem, only one survived.
True
False
Most survived, only those who plead not guilty were executed
16. The Trail of Tears mostly affected the Sioux
True
False
The Sioux were not involved in the Trail of Tears. The highest death rate was among the Cherokee
17. The Empire State Building was tallest in the world when constructed
True
False
18. In 1800, the second largest city in the U.S was Philadelphia
True
False
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