Final Jeopardy: The Civil War
The Final Jeopardy question (7/31/2013) in the category “The Civil War” was:
Abraham Lincoln called this document, which took effect in 1863, “a fit and necessary war measure”.
It’s the third day of Kid’s Week and today’s contestants are: Shuli Jones from Toronto, ON CA; Thomas Hurley, from Newtown, CT and Skyler Hornback, from Sonora, KY.
Skyler found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “This Category has ‘ize’.” He was in the lead with $2,600, $1,400 ahead of Shuli in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
To punish a sports player
for an infraction. show
Skyler finished in the lead with $10,200. Thomas was second with $5,200 and Shuli was last with $2,400.
Skyler found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “You Do the Math.” He was the lead with $11,400 now, $6,200 ahead of Thomas in second place. He boldly bet $10,000 and he was RIGHT.
Vacation has taken you to a country where it’s 4 pesos to every dollar, so your $7.50 gets you this many pesos. show
Shuli found the last Daily Double in “Museums.” She was in second place with $10,400, $22,200 behind Skyler’s lead. She bet $4,000 and took a guess with Tampa. That was WRONG.
What’s called “the oldest house museum complex” is located in this Florida City, the USA’s oldest city. show
Skyler finished in the lead with $36,600, more than double the top prize. Thomas was next with $9,600 and Shuli was in third place with $6,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“When Lincoln issued the famous proclamation on January 1, 1863, he was acting, he said, in his capacity “as Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion … and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion.” Lincoln believed the reference to the war was legally necessary to justify the measure, because his proposal certainly did not fall within the president’s quotidian powers … only the special circumstances of the Civil War justified him in abolishing it.” Slavery in the Modern World: A History of Political, Social, and Economic Oppression (2011)
Shuli wrote down “the second amendment.” She lost her $3,200 bet and finished with $3,200.
Thomas wrote “The EmanicipTation Proclamation. He got dinged for putting an extra T in there (although Alex seemed to think it was the P). He lost his $3,000, finishing with $6,600.
Skyler got it right and bet a whopping $30,000 since he is a Civil War buff, as was revealed in the chat segment. He memorized the Gettysburg Address at age 6 and recited it on CNN at age 9. So he is the first contestant taking home more than the top prize, and not just a little, A LOT! $66,600. Alex Trebek said it was almost a one-day record for any of their shows, except the final of the championship.