Can You Pass This United States History Quiz?

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Introducing the ultimate US History Quiz, which features the most significant moments of American history. Can you claim to know everything about U.S. History? Put your knowledge of American history to the test and see if you can pass! Click START QUIZ Explore the history of America by answering these memorable questions. Let's have fun!

George Washington was which number President Of The United States?
Fourth
Third
Second
First

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Which city was President John F. Kennedy shot and killed?
Austin
Houston
San Antonio
Dallas

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What year did the moon landing occur?
1929
1969
1989
1912

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What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called?
The Addendum of Freedom
The Decision of Congress
Appendix of America
The Bill of Rights

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Who is usually credited as the first European explorer to set foot in what is now the U.S.?
John Cabot
Marco Polo
Christopher Columbus
Juan Ponce de Leon

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Which of these foods wasn't served by the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving dinner in 1621?
Pumpkin Pie
Ham
Indian Corn
Venison

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Where did the Pilgrims live right before they sailed to Massachusetts?
Egypt
The Netherlands
Belgium
England

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Where was the famous Lost Colony located?
Virginia
North Carolina
New Jersey
New York

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The French and Indian War was part of which larger conflict?
Seven Years' War
Civil War
Hundred Years' War
World War I

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Which of these disputes between the British government and American colonists helped lead to the Revolutionary War?
Settling Of The Western Frontier
Food Riot
Slavery
Women's Suffrage

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Where did American protesters throw the East India Company's tea in 1773?
Boston Harbor
Mississippi River
Delaware River
Hudson River

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Who gave a speech in 1775 proclaiming, "Give me liberty, or give me death?"
Samuel Adams
Nathan Hale
Patrick Henry
James Madison

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Who in the Continental Congress first introduced the motion for independence?
John Adams
Richard Henry Lee
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson

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When did Gen. George Washington cross the Delaware River?
December 1776
January 1774
October 1775
November 1777

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What was President George Washington's annual salary?
$25,000
$10,000
$50,000
$5,000

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How much land did the U.S. get from France in the Louisiana Purchase?
100 Million Acres
530 Million Acres
250 Million Acres
750 Million Acres

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When did the invading British Army capture and burn the nation's capital?
1814
1778
1863
1835

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Who led an armed slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831?
Fredrick Douglass
John Brown
Booker T. Washington
Nat Turner

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Which president said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall"?
Gerald Ford
Ronald Reagan
Jimmy Carter
Richard Nixon

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Who was the first U.S. president to win the election while losing the popular vote?
George W. Bush
Benjamin Harrison
Rutherford B. Hayes
John Quincy Adams

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Whose arrest sparked the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott?
Rosa Parks
Martin Luther King Jr.
James Meredith
Harriet Tubman

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Which president said, "Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate"?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan
John F. Kennedy

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Independence Day was first established as a holiday by Congress in what year?
1853
1938
1870
1776

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What do the colors of the American flag symbolize?
Red: hardiness, White: purity, Blue: perseverance
Red: revolution, White: stability, Blue: integrity
Nothing, the Founding Fathers simply found them aesthetically pleasing
Red: compassion, White: peace and unity, Blue: remembrance

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Where was the first Fourth of July celebration with a fireworks display held?
Atlanta, Georgia
Boston, Massachusetts
Washington, D.C.
New York, New York

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What is the name commonly used to refer to the operation in which Allied Forces landed in Normandy in June of 1944?
Normandy Day
D-Day
Operation Invasion
Invasion #1944

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What year were American women granted the right to vote?
1969
1935
1905
1920

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Which of these Supreme Court cases ended segregation in schools?
Roe v. Wade
Brown v. Board Of Education
The Dred Scott Decision
Plessy v. Ferguson

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What was the name of the document issued by Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves in the rebellious states?
The Free Amendment
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Freedom Contract
The Articles Of Liberty

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Which of the following was NOT one of the United States' allies in World War II?
Great Britain
France
Germany
The Soviet Union

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Who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
Emma Goldman
John Philip Sousa
Francis Scott Key
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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On January 28, 1986, what space shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff, taking the lives of all 7 people on board.
Challenger
Voyager
Saturn
Hubble

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What scandal In 1972, involved five men who were detained by police for breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.
Watergate
The Democratic Disaster
Spygate
The D.C. Scandal

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The Transcontinental Railroad connected in which state in 1869?
Utah
Nevada
Louisiana
Texas

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What year was the Declaration of Independence was signed?
1492
1795
1776
1625

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What official position was Alexander Hamilton the first to hold in the United States?
Secretary Of Homeland Security
Secretary Of The Treasury
Secretary Of Defense
Secretary Of State

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At which university did four students die during a protest against the bombing of Cambodia on its campus in 1970?
Kent State
Texas A&M
University Of South Carolina
Boston College

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The Great Depression took place mostly during what decade?
The 1930s
The 1920s
The 1940s
The 1910s

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United States involvement in the Vietnam War took place mostly in which decade?
The 1960s
The 1970s
The 1950s
The 1980s

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Who led the Confederate army during the American Civil War?
William T. Sherman
Ulysses S. Grant
Robert E. Lee
George McClellan

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Who was the first U.S. President to appear on television?
Lyndon B. Johnson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States by which country in 1886?
France
Canada
Germany
England

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Whose plane was named the Spirit of St. Louis?
Amelia Earhart
Charles Lindbergh
Teddy Roosevelt
Howard Hughes

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Alcatraz is currently a national park, but it served for many years as to what?
Federal Penitentiary
Quarantine Facility
Military Base
A Mental Hospital

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In what year was Pearl Harbor attacked by the Japanese?
1941
1914
1945
1973

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Jackie Robinson was the first black man to achieve this accomplishment?
Go into space
Appear in a major motion picture
Become President
Play in Major League Baseball

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In 1960, what medical advancement became available?
Artificial Heart
Birth Control Pill
Chemotherapy
Stem Cell Therapy

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What Massachusetts town is known for its Witch Trials, which took place in the 1690s?
Worcester
Salem
Plymouth
Lexington

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In what year was the Model T Ford introduced?
1925
1908
1939
1912

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Who invented the electric light bulb?
Thomas Edison
Ben Franklin
Alexander Graham Bell
Nikola Tesla

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What airship famously caught fire in 1937?
U.S.S. Shenandoah
The Hindenberg
The Queen Mary
Graf Zeppelin

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Who invented the world's first successful flying airplane?
Otto Lilienthal
Charles Lindbergh
The Wright Brothers
Howard Hughes

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What speech was delivered by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in 1863?
We Shall Fight On The Beaches
I Have A Dream speech
Infamy Speech
The Gettysburg Address

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The U.S. dropped atomic bombs on which Japanese cities?
Tokyo and Kyoto
Sendai and Nara
Sapporo and Fukuoka
Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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The U.S. Constitution was signed in what year?
1787
1769
1814
1776

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In what year were the Twin Towers destroyed by an attack?
1993
1999
1996
2001

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Who is credited with inventing the telephone?
Nikola Tesla
Ben Franklin
Thomas Edison
Alexander Graham Bell

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