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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state. _____________ _____________ THE 1924 IMMIGRATION ACT became another controversial political issue stemming from the Red Scare, for it set quotas on the number of immigrants allowed into the United States. Congress limited immigration to 2 percent of each nationality present in the United States in the year 1880. This year was chosen mainly because at that time there were very few people of Far Eastern and East European descent present in the United States, thus severely limiting further

Nicaragua. The investigative committee found no evidence that President Reagan had broken the law, but admitted that Reagan may have known about or participated in a cover-up of the scandal. _____________ _____________ THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR had weakened his political clout, and Congress openly rejected some of Reagan’s initiatives. Congress overrode a presidential veto of a civil-rights enforcement bill and refused funding for the Contras’ military operations. _____________ _____________ IT

“job well done.” There has been much controversy over this event and the president’s claim of victory in Iraq. Although the White House first said that it was the navy who put up the banner, later reports from the White House stated that they had it made for the navy to put up on the ship. In retrospect, all agree the announcement was unfortunately premature. _____________ _____________ SADDAM HUSSEIN, at age sixty-six, was captured by American troops on December 13, 2003. He was found hiding

an equal basis with heterosexual marriages. The court’s ruling gave the legislature six months to rewrite the law and rid the statute of language that banned same-sex marriage. _____________ _____________ GEORGE W. BUSH was officially sworn in for his second term as president on January 20, 2005. After taking the oath, “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the

on the battlefield, but also were able to acquire much-needed supplies. In fact, the British felt so alarmed and threatened that they evacuated most New Jersey garrisons. With victories in the Battle of Trenton and the Battle of Princeton, and with Philadelphia no longer in peril, Washington moved north to winter quarters in Morristown, New Jersey. There, Washington turned his attention to recruitment. _____________ _____________ THE BRITISH DIDN’T use their time wisely, for they spent the

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