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9 History Questions Americans Often Get Wrong

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1. What was the first capital of the United States?

Wrong Answer: Washington, D.C.

Correct Answer: New York, New York.

New York City—where George Washington (the Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States) made the First Inaugural Address on April 30, 1789—was the location of the country’s first capital.

And it appears that Washington and New York aren’t alone when we are talking about the national honor. Other U.S. cities that have served as the capital at one time or another include Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Lancaster, Pennsylvania (for just 24 hours); York, Pennsylvania; Princeton, New Jersey; Annapolis, Maryland; and Trenton, New Jersey.

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  1. Reference question 6, the Aleutian campaign involved attacks on at least two islands and the areas around Dutch Harbor, all of which was part of the Territory of Alaska

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