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Don't Know Much About History

Kenneth C. Davis

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Brave New World


Who really "discovered" America?

If he wasn't interested in the Bahamas, what was Columbus looking for in the first place?

So if Columbus didn't really discover America, who did?

Okay, the Indians really discovered America. Who were they, and how did they get here?

If Columbus was so important, how come we don't live in the United States of Columbus?

Where were the first European settlements in the New World?

If the Spanish were here first, what was so important about Jamestown?

What was the Northwest Passage?

What was the Lost Colony?

When and how did Jamestown get started?

Did Pocahontas really save John Smith's life?

What was the House of Burgesses?

Who started the slave trade?

Who were the Pilgrims, and what did they want?

What was the Mayflower Compact?

Did the Pilgrims really land at Plymouth Rock?

Who started New York?

Did the Indians really sell Manhattan for $24?

How did New Amsterdam become New York?

When did the French reach the New World?

Why is Pennsylvania the Quaker state?

What were the thirteen original colonies?


Say You Want a Revolution?


What was King Philip's War?

What was Nat Bacon's Rebellion?

Who were the witches of Salem?

What was the Great Awakening?

What was John Peter Zenger on trial for?

Who fought the French and Indian War?

What do sugar and stamps have to do with revolutions?

What was the Boston Massacre?

What was the Boston Tea Party about?

What was the First Continental Congress? Who chose its members, who were they, and what did they do?

What was "the shot heard 'round the world"?

What was Common Sense?

What exactly does the Declaration of Independence say? What did Congress leave out?

What were the Articles of Confederation?

How did the colonies win the war?

What did America win?


Growth of a Nation


What was Shays's Rebellion?

What was the Constitutional Convention?

What are "checks and balances?"

Who were the Federalists, and what were the Federalist Papers?

Who elected George Washington the first president?

What was the Bill of Rights

Why didn't Jefferson like Hamilton?

What were the Whiskey Rebellion and the "Revolution of 1800"?

What was Marbury v. Madison?

How did America purchase Louisiana?

Who were Lewis and Clark?

Why did Aaron Burr shoot Alexander Hamilton?

Who was Sally Hemmings?

What was "impressment"?

Who were Tecumseh and the "Prophet"?

What was the War of 1812 about?

What was the Monroe Doctrine?

What was the Missouri Compromise?

What was the "corrupt bargain"?

What were "Jacksonian Democracy" and the "spoils system"?

What was the "Trail of Tears"?

Who was Tocqueville, and why did he say all those things about America?

What made the South fear a slave named Nat Turner?

Who were the Whigs?

Who fought at the Alamo?

What was Manifest Destiny?

Why did the Mormons move west?

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