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Jay the Obscure
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America - 1800 to the Civil War

1. Abraham Lincoln was born in this state?

2. He was known as "the Pathfinder" and was the son-in-law of Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

3. According to legend, Abraham Lincoln once referred to her and "the little lady who started this big war."

4. He wrote the lyrics to the song "Dixie."

5. Name the treaty that ended the Mexican-American War.

6. True or False: Zachary Taylor led the American troops in the assault on Mexico City during the Mexican-American War.

7. Name the major opposition party to James. K. Polk's Democratic run for president.

8. The "Declaration of Sentiments" written in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 refers to what?

9. Who said "the Union, it must and shall be preserved."

10. Two parter: The Fugitive Slave Act was passed in what year? What were the two other conditions that allowed the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act?

11. He was captured at Harper's Ferry Virginia after leading a raid on the armory to gain weapons to lead a slave uprising?

12. Name the Secretary of War who introduced camels as pack animals into the American West.

13. He served as a Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy and Instructor of Artillery Tactics at the Virginia Military Institute before gaining fame as a general.

14. The land surrounding his former home became America's most famous military cemetery.

15. Two parter: What was the Trail of Tears? Who was president at the time of the event?

16. Who was the editor of the anti-slavery newspaper "The Liberator"?

17. Name the former slave and carpenter who planned the abortive slave revolt in Charleston in 1822.

18. Name the southern statesman who led the Nullification movement of the 1830's.

19. Name the political leader and Senator who promoted the concept of "Popular Sovereignty" and sponsored the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.

20. Who was known as "Old Fuss and Feathers"?

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"7. Name the major opposition party to James. K. Polk's Democratic run for president."

Gah! There's nothing in the song about it...

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Oh, really?

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1. Abraham Lincoln was born in this state?
BORN in? Kentucky.

2. He was known as "the Pathfinder" and was the son-in-law of Senator Thomas Hart Benton.
GEN John C. Frémont.

3. According to legend, Abraham Lincoln once referred to her and "the little lady who started this big war."
Harriet Beecher Stowe.

4. He wrote the lyrics to the song "Dixie."
Shit...um...Daniel....Daniel Fawcett? No, he's from the Cussler books....Oh! Daniel EMMETT!

5. Name the treaty that ended the Mexican-American War.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

6. True or False: Zachary Taylor led the American troops in the assault on Mexico City during the Mexican-American War.
Most true.

7. Name the major opposition party to James. K. Polk's Democratic run for president.
The Whig Party.

8. The "Declaration of Sentiments" written in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 refers to what?
Women's suffrage in the US.

9. Who said "the Union, it must and shall be preserved."
Andrew Jackson (You're not from Missouri by any chance, are you?)

10. Two parter: The Fugitive Slave Act was passed in what year? What were the two other conditions that allowed the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act?
Well, the first mention of it was in the Northwest Ordnance of 1787, but Congress passed the law in 1793. If by "conditions," you mean what precipitated them, then I suppose that would be the afroementioned clause & the fact that under the initial law, free blacks in the North were being kidnapped & taken past the Mason-Dixon Line to become slaves.

11. He was captured at Harper's Ferry Virginia after leading a raid on the armory to gain weapons to lead a slave uprising?
John Brown

12. Name the Secretary of War who introduced camels as pack animals into the American West.
What's-his-name...Boss Hogg's namesake.....Jefferson Davis.

13. He served as a Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy and Instructor of Artillery Tactics at the Virginia Military Institute before gaining fame as a general.
"Stonewall" Jackson...Thomas was his first name, I think.

14. The land surrounding his former home became America's most famous military cemetery.
Grant? No, Lee!

15. Two parter: What was the Trail of Tears? Who was president at the time of the event?
The journey of 70,000 American Indians as they were forcibly relocated over 10 years from their native lands along the Eastern Seaboard to lands west of the Mississippi River, chiefly in present-day Oklahoma. Andrew Jackson was President for the majority of its occurrence.

16. Who was the editor of the anti-slavery newspaper "The Liberator"?
William Lloyd Garrison.

17. Name the former slave and carpenter who planned the abortive slave revolt in Charleston in 1822.
Heh...what's that town on "League Of Gentlemen?" Royston Vasey? Something like that....um....Vesey!

18. Name the southern statesman who led the Nullification movement of the 1830's.
Henry Clay?

19. Name the political leader and Senator who promoted the concept of "Popular Sovereignty" and sponsored the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.
Pierce? No! Douglas! Samuel...STEPHEN! Stephen Douglas.

20. Who was known as "Old Fuss and Feathers"?
Phoof...uh, Millard Fillmore?


Difficult...but then, the 1800s aren't my era.

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Only one I know is that Lincoln was born in Kentucky.

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Shik...

quote:
You're not from Missouri by any chance, are you?

I have lived there...Springfield to be exact.

And you did quite well considering the early 1800's ain't your time frame. But, you might want to reconsider one or two of those answers.

Come on folks, this isn't too tough...Omega? Sol? where are you fine fellows!

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It's a curse, really...I'm too smart to be on any game shows...except maybe Ben Stein, & I don't have the cash to transit to LA.

Maybe after this, I should sit it out & write up the next quiz meself...

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Certainly.

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I'd participate, but I don't know most of them. A little to specific for me. But I'll fill in the ones I know.

1: Kentucky

3: Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin

6: True?

7: Whig

8: Sufferage for women.

9: Well, Lincoln comes to mind, but that's too obvious, and I've never heard of him saying that exactly...

11: John Brown

13: Custer?

14: Well, since the most famous cemetary I know of is Arlington, I'm guessing that was the guy's name...

15: Trail of Tears was the forced march of the SE native tribes west. I believe that a major component of the march was the Cherokee. President? Ohh, well, Polk?

Don't have a clue as to the rest...

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1. Abraham Lincoln was born in this state?

He was? I thought he was born in Kentucky...

2. He was known as "the Pathfinder" and was the son-in-law of Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

Benton was a senator? I thought he was a governor. Maybe he was both...

3. According to legend, Abraham Lincoln once referred to her and "the little lady who started this big war."

Um... That girl who told him to grow a beard? :-)

4. He wrote the lyrics to the song "Dixie."

I have no idea... Stephen Foster?

5. Name the treaty that ended the Mexican-American War.

"The Treaty to End the Mexican-American War".

6. True or False: Zachary Taylor led the American troops in the assault on Mexico City during the Mexican-American War.

Um... False?

7. Name the major opposition party to James. K. Polk's Democratic run for president.

Ooh... TMBG forgot ot mention that bit... *L*
The Know-Nothings?

8. The "Declaration of Sentiments" written in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 refers to what?

Somebody's decalring their sentiments.

9. Who said "the Union, it must and shall be preserved."

Lincoln?

10. Two parter: The Fugitive Slave Act was passed in what year? What were the two other conditions that allowed the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act?

Uh... 1862? And I don't know...

11. He was captured at Harper's Ferry Virginia after leading a raid on the armory to gain weapons to lead a slave uprising?

And his body lays festering in the grave. John Brown. But I think Harper's Ferry is in West Virginia. At least, it was when I was there...

12. Name the Secretary of War who introduced camels as pack animals into the American West.

No idea...

13. He served as a Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy and Instructor of Artillery Tactics at the Virginia Military Institute before gaining fame as a general.

Eisenhower?

14. The land surrounding his former home became America's most famous military cemetery.

Robert Lee.

15. Two parter: What was the Trail of Tears? Who was president at the time of the event?

The forcing of a group of Native Americans (Cherokee?) west (into Oklahoma?). Not sure about the president...

16. Who was the editor of the anti-slavery newspaper "The Liberator"?

Don't know...

17. Name the former slave and carpenter who planned the abortive slave revolt in Charleston in 1822.

*shrug*

18. Name the southern statesman who led the Nullification movement of the 1830's.

The what?

19. Name the political leader and Senator who promoted the concept of "Popular Sovereignty" and sponsored the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.

Riiiight...

20. Who was known as "Old Fuss and Feathers"?

You. :-)

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Answer time.

1. Abraham Lincoln was born in this state?
Kentucky

2. He was known as "the Pathfinder" and was the son-in-law of Senator Thomas Hart Benton.
John C. Frémont

3. According to legend, Abraham Lincoln once referred to her and "the little lady who started this big war."
Harriet Beecher Stowe

4. He wrote the lyrics to the song "Dixie."
Daniel Decatur Emmet

5. Name the treaty that ended the Mexican-American War.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

6. True or False: Zachary Taylor led the American troops in the assault on Mexico City during the Mexican-American War.
False. Winfield Scott was the general in charge.

7. Name the major opposition party to James. K. Polk's Democratic run for president.
The Whig Party

8. The "Declaration of Sentiments" written in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 refers to what?
The movement for women's suffrage

9. Who said "the Union, it must and shall be preserved."
Andrew Jackson

10. Two parter: The Fugitive Slave Act was passed in what year? What were the two other conditions that allowed the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act?
The Fugitive Slave Act was passed as part of the Compromise of 1850. The other two major conditions of that comprimise were that California would enter the Union as a free state and that the slave trade would be prohibited in the District of Columbia.

11. He was captured at Harper's Ferry Virginia after leading a raid on the armory to gain weapons to lead a slave uprising?
"Pottawatamie" John Brown. And no TCN, West Virgina did not become a state until 1863. Long after the raid.

12. Name the Secretary of War who introduced camels as pack animals into the American West.
I would have taken Boss Hogg, but Jefferson Davis is correct.

13. He served as a Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy and Instructor of Artillery Tactics at the Virginia Military Institute before gaining fame as a general.
Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson

14. The land surrounding his former home became America's most famous military cemetery.
Robert E. Lee

15. Two parter: What was the Trail of Tears? Who was president at the time of the event?
The forcible removal, mainly of the Cherokee tribe, from southern North Carolina and Georgia to the Oaklahoma territory between 1838-1839. Andrew Jackson was the president.

16. Who was the editor of the anti-slavery newspaper "The Liberator"?
William Lloyd Garrison

17. Name the former slave and carpenter who planned the abortive slave revolt in Charleston in 1822.
Denmark Vesey

18. Name the southern statesman who led the Nullification movement of the 1830's.
John C. Calhoun

19. Name the political leader and Senator who promoted the concept of "Popular Sovereignty" and sponsored the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.
Stephen A. Douglas

20. Who was known as "Old Fuss and Feathers"?
Winfield Scott

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Hm... I think I got three-and-a-half. I guess I should have thought about the time period, so I wouldn't have said "Eisenhower"... *LOL*

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