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Which founding father is known for his large signature on the United States Declaration of Independence?

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Answer: John Hancock
More information: He became very popular in Massachusetts when British officials seized his sloop (sail boat) Liberty in 1768 and charged him with smuggling (although the charges were eventually dropped).

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Name the second president of the United States of America.

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Answer: John Adams
More information: John Adams was president of the United States from 1797-1801, serving one term.

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What was the name of the U.S. mail service, started in 1860, that used horses and riders?

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Answer: Pony Express
More information: The Pony Express transferred mail between Missouri and California on horseback.

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Who was the first US President to declare war?

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Answer: James Madison
More information: James Madison recommended an Immediate Declaration of War against Great Britain.

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Who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln?

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Answer: John Wilkes Booth
More information: John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.



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