Clues for: U.S. History

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When this federal standard went into effect in 1938, it was 25 cents per hour; today, it's $7.25 the minimum wage 200 February 24, 2011
A devastating earthquake & fire in this city in 1906 caused 3,000 deaths & $400 million in damages San Francisco 400 February 24, 2011
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) Returning from their 1804 through 1805 expedition, these two men split up: one sought a shortcut from the mountains to the Missouri; the other explored the Yellowstone River Lewis & Clark 600 February 24, 2011
In 1800 these 2 men tied for electoral votes & the House had to decide the outcome Jefferson & Aaron Burr 800 February 24, 2011
In October 1973 he resigned as vice president & pleaded no contest to one count of income tax evasion Spiro Agnew 1000 February 24, 2011
In 1963 he spoke of his "dream" that his children would one day "not be judged by the color of their skin" Martin Luther King, Jr. 200 July 25, 2007
On August 21, 1959 it became our 50th state Hawaii 400 July 25, 2007
It's the period, 1920 to 1933, when alcoholic beverages were illegal Prohibition 800 July 25, 2007
Stephen Douglas proposed the act that repealed the Missouri Compromise & created these 2 territories Kansas & Nebraska 1000 July 25, 2007
Seen here, he was the earliest president ever to be photographed, & the first to have a middle name John Quincy Adams July 25, 2007
In 1949 he presented his "Fair Deal" as part of his State of the Union address Truman 200 May 27, 2004
The U.S. blockade of this country was made public October 22, 1962 Cuba 400 May 27, 2004
When these people struck in Boston, Coolidge said, "There is no right to strike against the public safety by anyone" the police 600 May 27, 2004
In 1851 students at VMI couldn't stonewall this professor of natural & experimental philosophy (Stonewall) Jackson 800 May 27, 2004
Marcus Garvey, born on this island nation in 1887, was deported back there by the U.S. in 1927 Jamaica 1000 May 27, 2004
In March 1836 he was named commander of the Texas army; by October he was president of the republic Sam Houston 200 December 23, 2002
In May 1968 the Post Office celebrated the 50th anniversary of this kind of service air mail 400 December 23, 2002
The base camp Richard Byrd dubbed Little America in 1929 is on this continent Antarctica 600 December 23, 2002
The Job Corps came out of Lyndon Johnson's "War on" this Poverty 800 December 23, 2002
On July 8, 1853 Matthew Perry presented a letter from President Fillmore to the emperor of this country Japan 1000 December 23, 2002
The so-called "Noble Experiment" in the 1920s, an amendment brought it about Prohibition 200 June 14, 2002
In the 1992 presidential election this Independent garnered over 18% of the vote (Ross) Perot 400 June 14, 2002
In 1955 the Montgomery bus boycott split people apart & these 2 major labor groups merged AFL and CIO 600 June 14, 2002
This commodore said Manila & the Philippines were "terra incognita" when he sailed there in 1989 George Dewey 800 June 14, 2002
In 1854 antislavery Whigs, Democrats & Free-Soilers joined others to form this new party Republican June 14, 2002
He began selling watches by mail order in 1886 & later hired a repairman named A.C. Roebuck to work for him Richard Sears 100 December 14, 2000
In 1937 FDR's opponents accused him of trying to "pack" this The Supreme Court 200 December 14, 2000
In 1972 the "T" in the newsmaking SALT stood for this, not "treaty" Strategic Arms Limitation Talks 300 December 14, 2000
This paper that had sent Stanley to find Livingstone merged with the New York Tribune in 1924 New York Herald 400 December 14, 2000
Geronimo was buried in this state in 1909, 2 years after statehood Oklahoma December 14, 2000
Since 1937 this military post has been the site of the United States' gold bullion depository Fort Knox, Kentucky 100 September 29, 2000
Total number of stars on the U.S. flag in 1777 13 200 September 29, 2000
He's the leader of the Union forces, seen here Ulysses S. Grant 300 September 29, 2000
After a plea from his son, Abe Lincoln was the first to give a presidential pardon to one of these birds (Thanksgiving) Turkey 400 September 29, 2000
On July 22, 1987 this Soviet leader agreed to a U.S. proposal to ban medium- & short-range nuclear weapons Mikhail Gorbachev 500 September 29, 2000
Radical Republicans impeached & tried to remove this president in 1868 Andrew Johnson 100 April 28, 1999
This avuncular nickname for the government was coined by those against the War of 1812 "Uncle Sam" 200 April 28, 1999
When East & West were linked by this in October, 1861, the days of the Pony Express were numbered the telegraph 300 April 28, 1999
In 1851 Stonewall Jackson became an instructor at VMI, this school Virginia Military Institute 400 April 28, 1999
This Secretary of State retired in 1869, 2 years after his "folly" William Seward 500 April 28, 1999
It was the last battle in which George Armstrong Custer saw action Little Big Horn 100 April 9, 1999
Her first attempt to fly around the world ended in March 1937 when her plane crashed in Hawaii Amelia Earhart 200 April 9, 1999
Of the AFL, NFL or NHL, the one Samuel Gompers helped found AFL (American Federation of Labor) 300 April 9, 1999
Cuban hill that was stormed by the Rough Riders on July 1, 1898 San Juan Hill 400 April 9, 1999
In 1952 Congress approved this commonwealth's new constitution Puerto Rico April 9, 1999
The political ring led by this man stole as much as $200 million from NYC before it was ousted in 1871 Boss Tweed 100 June 25, 1998
John Adams appointed this John chief justice John Marshall 200 June 25, 1998
President who signed the Alaskan Pipeline Act during the energy crisis Richard Nixon 300 June 25, 1998
The Glass-Steagall Banking Act of 1933 created this agency that guarantees bank accounts FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) 400 June 25, 1998
This state's constitution of 1849 led married women retain control of their own property California 500 June 25, 1998
Big events in 1835: Mr. & Mrs. Clemens had a bouncing baby boy, Samuel, & this comet circled by Halley\'s Comet 100 March 16, 1998
In 1915 he called San Francisco from New York City & spoke with Dr. Thomas A. Watson Alexander Graham Bell 200 March 16, 1998
In 1807 this former VP was tried & acquitted on a charge of treason Aaron Burr 300 March 16, 1998
On May 30, 1911, with a time of 6:42:08, Ray Harroun won the first running of this Indianapolis 500 400 March 16, 1998
This general addressed a joint session of Congress April 19, 1951 Douglas MacArthur 500 March 16, 1998
In 1858 it was "Pikes Peak or Bust!" for gold miners who rushed to this state to find their fortune Colorado 100 January 13, 1998
In 1890 William Kemmler was in the hot seat as he became the first criminal to die by this method Electric chair 200 January 13, 1998
On Sept. 17, 1796 he issued his farewell address George Washington 300 January 13, 1998
Built to replace the Challenger, this space shuttle made its maiden voyage in May of '92 Endeavour 400 January 13, 1998
John Sevier was the first governor of Tennessee & the first & only governor of this short-lived state Franklin 500 January 13, 1998
Edmund Randolph's Virginia Plan was used as the basis for this important American document of 1787 The Constitution 100 April 8, 1997
Some of Wells Fargo's stagecoaches came from a factory in this New Hampshire capital Concord 200 April 8, 1997
After the 1881 gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Virgil Earp lost his job as this city's marshall Tombstone 300 April 8, 1997
In 1900 the Taft Commission supervised the transfer of military to civil govt. in these Pacific islands Philippines 400 April 8, 1997
The first major engagement for U.S. troops in this 20th century war was the Battle of Belleau Wood World War I 500 April 8, 1997
This 1803 territorial acquisition gave the U.S. free navigation of the Mississippi River Louisiana Purchase 100 March 21, 1997
At age 26 Jonathan Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest signer of this 1787 document The Constitution 200 March 21, 1997
On December 6, 1976 this congressman was chosen to replace Carl Albert as Speaker of the House Tip O\'Neill 300 March 21, 1997
In 1973 L. Patrick Gray resigned as head of this agency because he destroyed Watergate records FBI 400 March 21, 1997
Successor to the Manhattan Project, this agency, the AEC, was established in 1946 Atomic Energy Commission 500 March 21, 1997
In 1981, just minutes after President Reagan was sworn in, the 52 hostages in this country were released Iran 100 February 20, 1997
In 1950 2 Puerto Rican nationalists made an attempt on this president's life Harry S. Truman 200 February 20, 1997
Robert McNamara served in this post 1961-68 Secretary of Defense 300 February 20, 1997
Philanthropist Gerrit Smith helped finance this man's 1859 raid on Harper's Ferry John Brown 400 February 20, 1997
This 1890 act was designed in part to prevent monopolies Sherman Anti-Trust Act 500 February 20, 1997
As a result of this 1861-65 conflict, over 600,000 died and 375,000 were wounded the U.S. Civil War 100 September 19, 1996
In 1666 Puritan families founded a village that later became this largest New Jersey city Newark 200 September 19, 1996
On Sept. 10, 1813 he sailed from South Bass Island off Ohio's shore to battle the British Oliver Hazard Perry 300 September 19, 1996
In 1869 the U.S. attempted to annex this nation on eastern Hispaniola the Dominican Republic 400 September 19, 1996
This third party of the 1890s called for free silver & government ownership of railroads the Populist (or People\'s) Party 500 September 19, 1996
In 1959 Walter Williams, said to be the last surviving veteran of this war, died at age 117 the Civil War 100 June 17, 1993
In 1776 Sgt. Ezra Lee led the first known attack in one of these submersible crafts a submarine 200 June 17, 1993
In 1927 this aviator became the first person to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross (Charles) Lindbergh 300 June 17, 1993
In 1909 the Lincoln penny replaced this one, which had been in circulation for 50 years the Indian head 400 June 17, 1993
In 1770 Robert Treat Paine prosecuted the British troops indicted for murder in this incident the Boston Massacre 500 June 17, 1993
In 1889 the dam rebuilt by the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club broke, causing this flood the Johnstown Flood 100 September 14, 1992
Some senators wanted to call him "His Elective Majesty", but settled for "Mr. President" George Washington 200 September 14, 1992
It says, "Our policy in Europe...is not to interfere in the internal concerns of any of its powers" the Monroe Doctrine 300 September 14, 1992
After an anti-Mormon mob murdered this man in Illinois, Brigham Young moved the flock west Joseph Smith 400 September 14, 1992
When the Underwood Tariff became law in 1913, it replaced lost tariff money with this tax income tax 500 September 14, 1992
President Ford appointed this future president director of the CIA in 1975 George Bush 100 April 10, 1992
In 1960 he quipped, "Mr. Nixon dismissed me as 'another Truman'...I consider him another Dewey" John Kennedy 200 April 10, 1992
In 1799 this orator was elected to VA.'s legislature but died before he could take his seat Patrick Henry 300 April 10, 1992
When this general died in 1863, Robert E. Lee wrote, "I know not how to replace him" (Stonewall) Jackson 400 April 10, 1992
In 1742 James Oglethorpe won the Battle of Bloody Marsh & virtually ended this country's threat to Georgia Spain 500 April 10, 1992
In 1838 Congress granted mail carrier status to this new form of transportation Railroads 100 May 22, 1990
America's first successful world exposition was held in 1876 in this Pennsylvania city Philadelphia 200 May 22, 1990
The territory acquired by the 1853 Gadsden Purchase is now part of these 2 states Arizona & New Mexico 300 May 22, 1990
The Marquis De Lafayette served in the American Revolution, the Lafayette Escadrille in this war World War I 400 May 22, 1990
This last president from the Whig party rode Lincoln's funeral train from Batavia, N.Y. to Buffalo Millard Fillmore 500 May 22, 1990
Teddy Roosevelt's attorney general, Charles Bonaparte, was this man's grandnephew Napoleon 100 January 8, 1990
Black Shawl was the wife of this Indian who helped lead the charge against Custer Crazy Horse 200 January 8, 1990
Roger Williams founded R.I. after he was banished from this colony for his religious beliefs Massachusetts 300 January 8, 1990
This state recently marked the 400th anniversary of the English settlement on Roanoake Island North Carolina 400 January 8, 1990
The Cajuns migrated to Louisiana from there Nova Scotia 500 January 8, 1990
Century in which the most states, 29, were admitted to the Union the 19th century 100 November 15, 1989
John Q. Adams & Henry Clay were among those who negotiated the Treaty of Ghent that ended this war the War of 1812 200 November 15, 1989
The 1st English settlement in Maine occured in this same year as the settlement of Jamestown 1607 300 November 15, 1989
This disease transmiited by the Aedes Aegypti mosquto was brought to America on slave ships yellow fever 400 November 15, 1989
In 1954 he was elected to the senate from South Carolina by a write-in vote Strom Thurmond 500 November 15, 1989
It's the present-day successor of the old Federal Radio Commission the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) 100 May 26, 1989
Number of the Continental Congress which adopted the Declaration of Independence the second 200 May 26, 1989
A cartoon by Thomas Nast in an 1874 Harper's Weekly was the 1st to use an elephant as this the symbol of the Republican Party 300 May 26, 1989
The Liberty Bell cracked July 8, 1835 while tolling this Chief Justice's death (John) Marshall 400 May 26, 1989
The verdict in the 1982 trial of John Hinckley Jr. for attempting to murder the president not guilty by reason of insanity 500 May 26, 1989
Spanning from Rock Island, IL to Davenport, IA, 1st railway bridge over this river opened 5/21/1856 Mississippi River 100 September 24, 1986
After a series of sit-down strikes at plants in 1936-37, GM agreed to recognize this union United Auto Workers 200 September 24, 1986
While FDR served the longest term, 12 years, this president served the shortest, 1 month (William Henry) Harrison 300 September 24, 1986
This Confederate Civil War song became a hit single for Mitch Miller in 1955 <i>The Yellow Rose of Texas</i> 400 September 24, 1986
French for "the narrows", this city was founded in 1701 on river between Lake Huron & Lake Erie Detroit 500 September 24, 1986
Demonstrators were kicked out of this city's Lincoln Park August 27, 1968 Chicago 100 November 18, 1985
Though he left the service after WWII as a captain, today he holds the highest rank possible Ronald Reagan 200 November 18, 1985
Country to which the U.S. began beaming Radio Marti in May 1985 Cuba 300 November 18, 1985
Though popular in early 1800s this Tennessee congressman was even more popular in the 1950s Davy Crockett 400 November 18, 1985
This president vetoed more legislation than any other Franklin Delano Roosevelt 500 November 18, 1985
Some 30 years before his cousin's New Deal, he gave us a "Square Deal" Theodore Roosevelt 100 December 3, 1984
In 1870s cartoonist Thomas Nast gave Democrats & GOP these symbols the donkey and the elephant 200 December 3, 1984
Pres. Wilson founded this world organization which America never joined the League of Nations 300 December 3, 1984
The Spanish-American War led to this Caribbean country's independence Cuba 400 December 3, 1984
He was the first American in space Alan Shepard 500 December 3, 1984
This colonial inventor suggested Daylight Saving Time Benjamin Franklin 100 September 12, 1984
On the eve of the Civil War, some 2,000 slaveholders were of this race black (or negro) 200 September 12, 1984