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Who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln?

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

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How many people have walked on the moon?

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Answer: 12
12 men have walked on the moon. Three different astronauts have actually traveled to the Moon more than once.

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Joseph Smith was the founder of what religion?

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Answer: Mormonism
Mormonism is a religion that was founded in 1830. The people that belong to this religion are called Latter-day Saints, or Mormons.

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Who is the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms?

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Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt was president from March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945. He served as president for four terms, two terms more than any other president.

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Who invented the cotton gin in 1793?

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Answer: Eli Whitney
Eli Whitley's invention of the cotton gin was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and helped shape the economy of the United States.

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Which President is on the United States 1,000 dollar bill?

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Answer: Grover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Before becoming the President, Cleveland was a Lawyer and a Democratic Politician.

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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
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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