Quiz: Do You Know History? Only George Washington Could Get 15/20 On This

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Take this quiz to find out how much you really know about American History by answering questions about the country's past.

 Dec 02, 2018
1 of 20Pick your answer!
Name the first permanent English settlement
Jamestown
Salem
Charleston
2 of 20Pick your answer!
The Declaration of Independence was signed to give America independence from whom?
Spain
France
Great Britain
3 of 20Pick your answer!
In what century was the US Constitution written?
1900s
1600s
1700s
4 of 20Pick your answer!
From what country did Thomas Jefferson purchase the Louisiana territory in 1803?
Holland
Spain
France
5 of 20Pick your answer!
Concord, Massachusetts was the site of the first battle of what?
The Civil War
The American Revolution
World War 1
6 of 20Pick your answer!
What is the American Bill of Rights based on?
The French Bill of Rights
It is completely original
The English Bill of Rights
7 of 20Pick your answer!
Name the belief that the US should own all land between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Manifest Destiny
Mercantilism
Sectionalism
8 of 20Pick your answer!
In regards to the Civil War, what was an abolitionist?
Someone who wanted to end slavery in the USA
Someone who wanted to keep slavery in the USA
Someone who chose neither side
9 of 20Pick your answer!
Which side of the Civil War was successful at the Battle of Gettysburg?
South
Neither
North
10 of 20Pick your answer!
The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point for what?
The Vietnam War
The American Revolution
World War 2
11 of 20Pick your answer!
Who signed the Mayflower Compact?
Native Americans
British Red Coats
Pilgrims
12 of 20Pick your answer!
Who gave the Gettysburg Address?
Thomas Paine
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
13 of 20Pick your answer!
Ulysses S. Grant was the General of which army?
Confederate Army
Union Army
14 of 20Pick your answer!
Where did the Trail of Tears force Native Americans to go?
East of the Mississippi
Into Canada
West of the Mississippi
15 of 20Pick your answer!
Name Thomas Paine's pamphlet that convinced colonists to pursue independence
Common Sense
The Northwest Ordinance
The Federalist Papers
16 of 20Pick your answer!
Who is the only U.S. President to serve for three consecutive terms?
James Madison
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln
17 of 20Pick your answer!
Who led the colonists during the Revolutionary War?
Abraham Lincoln
John Adams
George Washington
18 of 20Pick your answer!
Which country bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941?
Russia
Japan
Germany
19 of 20Pick your answer!
In response, what did the US do?
Bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Declared they'd stay neutral in the war
Sent troops to Vietnam
20 of 20Pick your answer!
Florida was purchased from what country?
Spain
Portugal
Mexico
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