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1790 In The United States

13 stars, the Betsy Ross version (1777  1795)What do you know about 1790 In The United States
Try this The Year In The United States Easy Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) On January 9, U.S. President George Washington gives the third State of the Union Address.

  • True or False?

2) The Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time on February 1.
Where did they meet?

  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington, DC

3) Two Quaker delegates petition the United States Congress for the abolition of slavery on February 11.

  • True or False?

4) On March 1, what was authorized for the first time?

  • United States census
  • United States currency
  • United States declaration of war

5) Who reports to President George Washington in New York as the new United States Secretary of State on March 21?

  • John Quincy Adams
  • Aaron Burr
  • Thomas Jefferson

6) On April 10, The United States patent system is established.

  • True or False?

7) What state ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the last of the 13 original states to do so on May 29?
What is the state?

  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Rode Island

8) The Compromise of 1790: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton come to an agreement: Madison agrees to not be "strenuous" in opposition for the assumption of state debts by the federal government; Hamilton agrees to support the capital site being above the Potomac.
When was the compromise reached?

  • June 1
  • June 20
  • July 4

9) The signing of the Residence Bill establishes a site as the District of Columbia, the capital district of the United States on July 16.
Where is the site?

  • along the Delaware River
  • along the Hudson River
  • along the Potomac River

10) On July 31, Inventor Samuel Hopkins becomes the first to be issued a U.S. patent (for an improved method of making potash).

  • True or False?

11) A newly passed U.S. tariff act, on August 4, creates the United States Revenue Cutter Service.
It is the forerunner of what government service?

  • Border Patrol
  • Coast Guard
  • US Navy

Check Your Answers


1790 In The United States
[Answers]

  1. False. On January 9, U.S. President George Washington gives the first State of the Union Address.
  2. New York City
  3. True
  4. United States census
  5. Thomas Jefferson
  6. True
  7. Rode Island
  8. June 20
  9. along the Potomac River
  10. True
  11. Coast Guard
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