22 Questions To Test Your Knowledge Of US History. How Much Do You Know?

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 Sep 28, 2020

1 of 22Pick One:

Which president introduced Thanksgiving as a national holiday?
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson

2 of 22Pick One:

Which president led the nation to victory in the Mexican-American War?
Zachary Taylor
John Tyler
James K. Polk

3 of 22Pick One:

Which of the following battles was the first victory for the American colonists in the Revolutionary War?
The Battle of Concord
The Battle of Lexington
The Battle of Yorktown

4 of 22Pick One:

Which president was the second to be assassinated while in office?
James A. Garfield
William McKinley
Abraham Lincoln

5 of 22Pick One:

True or false: The French did not help Washington succeed with his attack on Yorktown.
True
False

6 of 22Pick One:

Which president was the first to be filmed by a motion-picture camera?
Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
William McKinley

7 of 22Pick One:

True or false: The last major battle of the Revolutionary War was Yorktown.
False
True

8 of 22Pick One:

What was President Kennedy's political approach to addressing civil rights issues in America?
Kennedy did not offer much leadership on civil rights issues
Kennedy advocated equality for African Americans

9 of 22Pick One:

How did America respond to the rise of communism, fascism, and ruling dictators across the globe throughout the 1920s and 1930s?
America sold vast amounts of weapons to any and all nations
America opted to remain neutral
America quickly worked with allies to aggressively fight back

10 of 22Pick One:

As part of the Vietnam War, the United States also bombed what other Southeast Asian country?
Cambodia
Laos
All the above

11 of 22Pick One:

Which of the following Cold War policies held that if one country became communist, all the other adjacent nations would be threatened as well?
Mutually assured destruction
Domino Theory
Rollback

12 of 22Pick One:

Which president coined the term "silent majority"?
Richard M. Nixon
Lyndon B. Johnson
Dwight D. Eisenhower

13 of 22Pick One:

How did America respond to the war in Europe in the late 1930s?
None of the above
America continued a policy of neutrality
America immediately joined in the conflict by sending weapons

14 of 22Pick One:

What was the primary purpose of the Reconstruction period following the Civil War?
To fix damage done to buildings during the war
To rebuild the southern economy and society
To reinstate slavery in parts of the United States

15 of 22Pick One:

Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln?
John Wilkes Booth
Joseph William Borscht
Jacob Wilson Boon

16 of 22Pick One:

What actions did President Herbert Hoover take in an effort to get the country out of the Great Depression?
He worked to keep worker's wages high
He launched the New Deal
He took no actions during this time

17 of 22Pick One:

How did the Thirteenth Amendment change the Constitution?
It formally brought the Southern states back into the Union
It gave women the right to vote in the United States
It abolished slavery in the United States

18 of 22Pick One:

Which president was commander in chief during the Northwest Indian War?
George Washington
Andrew Jackson
James Madison

19 of 22Pick One:

What impact did the automobile have on the American economy?
The automobile assembly line revolutionized mass production
All the above
Automakers employed millions of Americans

20 of 22Pick One:

Which of the following provided the most military support for the American colonists during the Revolutionary War?
The British
The Spanish
The French

21 of 22Pick One:

Which president signed a bill banning the importation of slaves to the United States?
John Quincy Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln

22 of 22Pick One:

Which incident in 1964 led the United States to send more troops to Vietnam?
The Assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem
The Gulf of Tonkin incident
The Partition of Vietnam
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