4Fast Fact 2Around 1491 a mudslide buried an entire Native American village in what is now the state of Washington. It was rediscovered in 1991 after some tourists found artifacts on the beach.What was happening along the Atlantic coast of North America in the late 1400s?
5Answer Fast Fact 2Columbus and his crew began claiming the lands of North America for Spain.
6Fast Fact 3E Pluribus Unum (Latin for out of many, one) is one of six inscriptions required on every coin minted by the United StatesWhat are the other five inscriptions?
7Answer Fast Fact 3 The date of the mint The value of the coin The word LibertyThe word In God We TrustThe words United States of America
8Fast Fact 4The Library of Congress has on display, both online and in the Library, the oldest known map of Manhattan, drawn in 1639.Who owned Manhattan in 1639?
10Fast Fact 5Horses aren’t originally from the America’s; the Spanish introduced them in 1532.How did the introduction of horses change the way the Cheyenne lived?
11Answer Fast Fact 5Horses enabled the Cheyenne to move quickly, and more often, over greater distances.
12Fast Fact 6The Atlantic Ocean is about half the size of the Pacific Ocean.What are three islands located in the Atlantic Ocean?
13Answer Fast Fact 6Answers will vary, but may include the Bahama, Bermuda, Falkland Islands
14Fast Fact 7Rock drawings found on the walls of a cave in southeastern France are the earliest cave art ever discovered, dating back to 29,000 B.C.The Anasazi drew rock art on the walls of their villages. Where would you find Anasazi rock drawings?
15Answer Fast Fact 7Mesa Verde or the Four Corners region.
16Fast Fact 8In the 1700s, a boy as young as eight could apprentice himself for four to seven years, without pay, to learn a craft.What were some careers in the 1700s?
17Answer Fast Fact 8Cooper, sailor, shoemaker, or blacksmith….
18Fast Fact 9The Liberty Bell was hung in 1753, and the last time the Liberty Bell rang was on February 23, 1846, for George Washington’s birthday celebration.Name three other symbols of the United States.
19Answer Fast Fact 9American flag, bald eagle, Great Seal, or Uncle Sam
20Fast Fact 10The largest ancient mound at Cahokia, Illinois, is bigger at the base than the Great Pyramid of Egypt.Which Native Americans built large structures before the arrival of the Europeans?
21Answer Fast Fact 10Aztec, Maya, and Inca as well as the Hopewell, Mississippian, and Adena peoples.
22Fast Fact 11Pueblo communities joined together in 1680 and successfully drove the Spaniards out of their villages.What do we now call the place where the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 took place?
32Fast Fact 16Frigid Antarctica is home to the largest desert in the world.Name a desert in the southwestern United States.
33Answer Fast Fact 16Mojave or Great Salt Lake Deserts
34Fast Fact 17The Inca Empire, in what is now Peru, rose to power around the year 1200.Who defeated the Inca?
35Answer Fast Fact 17Francisco Pizarro, a Spaniard
36Fast Fact 18The first United States commemorative coin was minted in 1892 and featured Christopher Columbus.What is the difference between a commemorative coin and a circulating coin?
37Answer Fast Fact 18Commemorative coins are produced in smaller number and are collectible. Both commemorative and circulating coins are legal tender.
38Fast Fact 19Members of congress cannot be arrested, except for treason or for a felony, while Congress is in session.What are the two houses of Congress?
39Answer Fast Fact 19Senate and House of Representatives
40Fast Fact 20Marco Polo brought many exciting inventions back to Europe from his travels in China, including the use of coal as fuel.What else is part of our lives today that originally came from China?
41Answer Fast Fact 20Porcelain, chopsticks, pasta, paper money, or silk
42Fast Fact 21 Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world. What is the highest mountain in the United States, and where is it located?