The Great American Trivia Book: In Facts We Trust
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Bring American history to life with these amazing facts!
Forget about mind-numbing historical facts and dive into an entertaining exploration of America's past! With The Great American Trivia Book, you'll discover hundreds of unbelievable facts about our great fifty states. From Christopher Columbus's major voyage mishap to George W. Bush's $40 million inauguration celebration, this thrilling journey into America's past reveals the details and stories behind the people and events that completely changed this country.
Covering everything from the birth of our nation to recent history, The Great American Trivia Book offers a fascinating look into the country you thought you knew.
states that were home to the crucial export crops of tobacco, rice, and indigo, making the southern states perhaps the most valuable of the rebel states. _____________ _____________ WHEN GEORGIA WAS founded as a British royal colony in 1733, it was illegal to owe money that you couldn’t pay. People in England often went to jail until they could pay their debts. Georgia’s founder, James Oglethorpe, thought that one way to help people in this position was to offer to send them to a colony in
machines began to die out. _____________ _____________ JOHN ADAMS WAS the first American president to go to Harvard College, but he has hardly been the last. More American presidents have attended this Cambridge, Massachusetts, institution of higher learning than any other college in the country! _____________ _____________ JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS were the first president and first lady to enjoy the newly created presidential mansion as Washington, DC, became the nation’s capital in 1800.
notice with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and his autobiographical Life on the Mississippi. _____________ _____________ MARK TWAIN’S REAL name was Samuel Clemens. _____________ _____________ EMILY DICKINSON WAS reticent in life (indeed, she lived out much of her life as a recluse in her Amherst, Massachusetts, home), but after her death she came to be regarded as one of America’s finest poets. _____________ _____________ IN THE POSTWAR PROSPERITY, some
Manhattan Project. By the end of the war, the town’s population had grown to more than 80,000. _____________ _____________ AFTER V-E DAY, the war in the Pacific theater still raged on. American bombing raids on Japan’s industrial centers met with limited success. With the Manhattan Project, U.S. scientists proved they could use the explosive power of nuclear fission rather than TNT to wreak mass destruction. Although the bomb had originally been created for possible use against Hitler’s Third
England, the Portuguese island of Madeira, and Guinea (on Africa’s west coast). _____________ _____________ IT’S OFTEN BELIEVED that Columbus had to work hard to convince the king and queen, as well as his crew, that Earth was spherical rather than flat. However, at the end of the fifteenth century, the idea of a round world was not a new concept. Even some ancient Greeks like Aristotle were aware of Earth’s roundness. _____________ _____________ THE SEAFARER WAS commissioned with the promise