U.S History

Where was the Declaration of Independence kept during World War II?

Fort Knox in Kentucky State The signed Declaration of Independence, together with the Constitution, was removed from public display during World war II, in 1941,...

Which war is considered as the deadliest battle in American history?

The Battle of Antietam The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was fought particularly in the Southern United States on September 17,...

Who paid for the construction of Statue of Liberty?

France - with some contribution from New York  

When did the American Civil War end?

May 9, 1865 President Andrew Johnson officially declared victory on May 9, 1865. The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865,...

What were the names of Columbus’ ships?

The Santa Maria, the Santa Clara and one third ship The Santa Maria was also known as La Gallega. The Santa Clara, was nicknamed the Niña. The third...

Which U.S president remained in power after he was shot?

Ronald Wilson Reagan On March 30, 1981, United States President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, D.C. as he was returning after a speaking engagement...

When did the Declaration of Independence (along with the Constitution and Bill of Rights) was formally delivered to the National Archives?

On December 13, 1952, the Declaration of Independence (along with the Constitution and Bill of Rights) was formally delivered to the National Archives in...

Where is the signed parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence kept?

The signed parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence now resides at the National Archives in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, alongside...

When was the Declaration of Independence signed?

August 2nd, 1776 Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, and as a result July 4 is celebrated as Independence Day. Written on...

Who first discovered America?

Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and colonizer who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. He first discovered America which led to...

What city was the first capital of the United States?

New York City George Washington made the first inaugural address on April 30, 1789 here.

What role did many colonial women play during the American Revolution?

They kept the farms and shops running during the war

What is one reason why Europeans looked for new trade routes across the oceans?

European traders were hoping to find cheaper and shorter routes

USA fought with which country in 1898?

Spain The United States declared war on Spain after the U.S. warship, the Maine, exploded and sank on February 15, 1898 while visiting Havana, Cuba. No one really...

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