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Louisiana - Long was assassinated on September 8, 1935 by Dr. Carl Weiss.Populist strongman Huey P Long ran this state as governor and remained its de facto governor, even while serving in the US Senate. What state was this?

       a. Florida
       b. Louisiana
       c. Texas
       d. Georgia

John Kennedy - Assassinated in 1963, the US House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) has concluded that Kennedy was probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy.In the 1960s, who said this? "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."

       a. Abbie Hoffman
       b. Martin Luther King Jr.
       c. John Kennedy
       d. Douglas MacArthur

New Orleans - Lafitte continued attacking merchant ships around Central American ports until he died around 1823.The pirate Jean Lafitte set up his own "kingdom" in Barataria, near a city he'd later help save in exchange for a pardon during the War of 1812. Which city?

       a. New Orleans
       b. Boston
       c. Detroit
       d. Galveston

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln was assassinated by a Confederate spy from Maryland named John Wilkes Booth in April of 1965. Whose second inaugural address urged healing "with malice toward none, with charity for all"?

       a. Abraham Lincoln
       b. Woodrow Wilson
       c. John Kennedy
       d. George Washington

James Garfield - Garfield served as the 20th President of the United States.What president was fatally shot in Washington's Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station while on his way to at a reunion at his alma mater, Williams College in Massachusetts?

       a. William McKinley
       b. WH Harrison
       c. James Garfield
       d. Zachary Taylor

Ulysses Grant - The scandal was introduced to the public in 1872 by the New York City newspaper The Sun. Credit Mobilier overcharged which president's administration by millions for work it did building the Union Pacific?

       a. Warren Harding
       b. Ronald Reagan
       c. Ulysses Grant
       d. Andrew Jackson

Hawaii - As of 2012, Daniel is the second longest serving Senator in US history after Robert Byrd.Daniel Inouye, who lost an arm in WWII, became the first Japanese American member of Congress, representing which state?

       a. Washington
       b. Hawaii
       c. California
       d. Alaska

Aaron Burr - Aaron was charged with treason in 1807 only later to be acquitted.Not surprisingly, perhaps, who was the first vice-president who did not go on to become president?

       a. Benjamin Franklin
       b. Aaron Burr
       c. John Jay
       d. Alexander Hamilton

Thomas Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.What president invented the dumbwaiter and a swivel chair?

       a. Herbert Hoover
       b. Thomas Jefferson
       c. Abraham Lincoln
       d. George Washington

John Jay - John was the first Chief Justice of the United States from 1789 to 1795.While negotiating a treaty with Britain, what Supreme Court chief justice accidentally ended up being elected governor of New York?

       a. John Marshall
       b. John Jay
       c. Alexander Hamilton
       d. Aaron Burr

Salmon Chase - Salmon was the U.S. Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln.As secretary of the treasury, I helped launch the greenback. But on the Supreme Court, I declared that policy unconstitutional. Who am I?

       a. William Howard Taft
       b. Alexander Hamilton
       c. Salmon Chase
       d. John Jay

Alf Landon - Landon was elected Governor of Kansas in 1932 and later re-elected in 1934.Senator Nancy Kassebaum from Kansas came from a political family. Her dad ran for president in 1936. Who was he?

       a. Adlai Stevenson
       b. Alf Landon
       c. Wendell Wilkie
       d. Thomas Dewey

Organized crime - Estes served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1939 to 1949 and in the Senate from 1949 to 1963.In 1950, Tennessee senator Estes Kefauver rose to national prominence as chair of a special committee investigating what subject?

       a. Communist infiltration
       b. Organized crime
       c. Corruption of youth by comic books
       d. Civil rights

James Monroe - James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States and the last president who was a Founding Father.With only one viable political party, the Era of Good Feelings was so-called for its lack of partisan politics. Who was president back then?

       a. Andrew Jackson
       b. James Monroe
       c. Thomas Jefferson
       d. George W Bush

Kingfish - Kingfish was the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928–1932 and a U.S. Senator from 1932 to 1935.The P was for "Pierce", but what was Huey P Long's aquatic nickname?

       a. Kingfish
       b. Tuna
       c. Pelican
       d. Showboat

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