States and cities across the U.S. have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, take this quiz to see how much you know about why and how this is happening!
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When was the idea to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day first introduced?
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Which state was the first to replace Columbus Day with a day honoring Native Americans?
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Which city was the first to place Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day?
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True or False: 1992 was an especially important year for the Native American activist movement because it marked the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus landing in the Americas.
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Which president was the first to introduce the idea of a day honoring Christopher Columbus?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Under which president was the first federal observance of Columbus Day?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Which state celebrates Discoverer's Day instead of Columbus Day?
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in 2019, there was a wave of states adopting Indigenous Peoples' Day as a holiday. How many states did so?
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True or False: In 2019, Washington D.C.,-- which is partly named after Christopher Columbus-- temporarily changed the name of Columbus to Indigenous Peoples' Day?
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When did the first celebration of Columbus Day occur?