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The Great American Trivia Book: In Facts We Trust

The Great American Trivia Book: In Facts We Trust

Daniel Adams

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 1440573603

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

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Whitehaven in England and then captured the British sloop called the Drake. On September 23, 1779, when the British attacked his converted merchant ship the Bonhomme Richard and demanded his surrender, Jones answered with the famous words, “I have not yet begun to fight!” _____________ _____________ THE AMERICAN TURTLE submarine was launched in the dark of night on September 6–7, 1776, against the British flagship, HMS Eagle, which was moored in New York harbor. The submarine crew attempted to

escaping Confederates sought shelter at Fort Donelson. Grant’s army pursued them by land, reinforced by the gunboats making their way up the river. But with this fort situated high on a bluff, the fire by water did little but cause a retaliatory hail of bullets. Union soldiers broke Confederate lines and caused acting General Buckner to surrender. Buckner, who had known Grant before the Civil War, expected generous surrender terms. That was wishful thinking, for Grant demanded unconditional and

TO win the Republican Party’s nomination for a second term, Arthur left office. Grover Cleveland then served two terms as president, though not consecutively. He was ousted from office by Benjamin Harrison in 1889, but returned to the White House four years later. Cleveland won the popular vote 49 to 48 percent, but Harrison triumphed in the Electoral College, becoming president. _____________ _____________ GROVER CLEVELAND WAS the only president to be elected to two nonconsecutive terms of

CAMPAIGN OF 1904, Roosevelt vowed not to seek re-election in 1908. When the end of his second term rolled around, he wanted to stay in the position but chose instead to keep his promise. However, Roosevelt helped to pick his successor, William Howard Taft, who won the election of 1908. _____________ _____________ WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT was the first president to buy automobiles for the White House. _____________ _____________ TAFT WAS THE HEAVIEST president to date, weighing more than 300

_____________ ALTHOUGH ATTEMPTS WERE made in 2006 to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour, the Republican majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate voted it down once again. At that time, the minimum wage had not been increased since 1997. It was finally increased to $7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009. _____________ _____________ ON OCTOBER 9, 2006, North Korea tested a nuclear missile in defiance of the wishes of the world community. On October 14, the United

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