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American Trivia,9781423622772

American Trivia

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/1/2012
Publisher(s): Gibbs Smith
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Summary

American Trivia includes origins of the national anthem, stories about national treasures such as the Liberty Bell and Statue of Liberty, fascinating information about the country's many heroes and inventors, and more!

Author Biography

American Trivia is chock-full of engaging facts, riddles, and quizzes about the people, places, and events that make this nation great, including the origins of its national anthem; national treasures such as the Liberty Bell and Statue of Liberty; baseball, the national pastime; and many heroes and inventors who have added to the country's legacy.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Originsp. 12
How America Got Its Namep. 13
It's a Grand Old Flagp. 15
Our Nation's Birthdayp. 18
The Supreme Law of Our Landp. 21
A Capital Ideap. 24
National Symbolsp. 27
America Singingp. 32
Hail to the Chiefsp. 39
A Procession of Presidentsp. 40
Ten Fascinating Facts About Our Presidentsp. 42
The Presidential Origin of OKp. 49
Abe Lincoln's Humorp. 51
TR and the Bear Factsp. 57
Immortal Mortalsp. 59
The Home of the Bravep. 60
The Land of the Freep. 67
The Name Is the Gamep. 71
America: The Mother of Inventionp. 75
Homegrown Authorsp. 81
This American Languagep. 84
A Declaration of Language Independencep. 85
Talking Turkeyp. 89
All-American Dialectsp. 93
This Land is Our Landp. 99
America the Beautifulp. 100
States of the Unionp. 105
A Letter-Perfect Quizp. 110
Pride of Placep. 113
America Grows Upp. 117
Ties That Bindp. 118
Food for Thoughtp. 119
We All Speak Movie Linesp. 126
A Baseball Doubleheaderp. 129
American Riddlesp. 136
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Excerpts

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, a federal constitutional republic covering 3.79 million square miles, is home to a population of almost 315 million people. Our nation is composed of fifty states; one federal district: Washington, D.C.; three territories: American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and two commonwealths: Puerto Rico and theNorthern Mariana Islands.

What are the ties that bind together a country as far-reaching and diverse as ours? Throughout our history, we'velived through the best of times, and we've also lived through the worst of times; yet the heart of our society continues to beat mightily.

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