This US History Quiz Will Leave You Scratching Your Head, It’s That Hard

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Can you make your history teacher proud?

Find out how much you know about US history by taking this quiz and answering questions about the Civil War and other key historical events.

 May 21, 2018

1 of 18Pick your answer!

Which was the last U.S. state to join the country?
California
Hawaii
New Mexico

2 of 18Pick your answer!

The _____ Brothers invented and flew the first airplane.
Wright
Jackson
Smith

3 of 18Pick your answer!

The gold rush from 1848-1855 brought 300,000 people to which state?
California
Oregon
New Mexico

4 of 18Pick your answer!

Who made automobiles affordable, by inventing a factory process known as "mass production"?
Henry Ford
Jerry Altoid
Henry Malthwright

5 of 18Pick your answer!

What war was America part of from 1861 to 1865?
The Civil War
WW1
The Revolutionary War

6 of 18Pick your answer!

Which U.S. state was the last one to ratify the abolition of slavery?
Montana
North Carolina
Mississippi

7 of 18Pick your answer!

Canada sold what to the United States in 1885?
Niagara Falls
The Statue of Liberty
The state of New York

8 of 18Pick your answer!

Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?
Edgar Allan Poe
Francis Scott-Key
Arthur Miller

9 of 18Pick your answer!

How many colonies was the United States originally?
13
48
24

10 of 18Pick your answer!

Who composed the draft of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
George Washington

11 of 18Pick your answer!

What was the first name of Captain Lewis, who led the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
Merriwether
Thomas
William

12 of 18Pick your answer!

What famous book did Louisa May Alcott write?
Little Women
Charlotte's Web
How to Kill a Mockingbird

13 of 18Pick your answer!

The Pilgrims originally arrived on U.S. soil from what country?
France
England
Spain

14 of 18Pick your answer!

Slavery was abolished under which president?
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson

15 of 18Pick your answer!

The Statue of Liberty was a gift from ______.
The Netherlands
Spain
France

16 of 18Pick your answer!

What color did the North wear in the Civil War?
Blue
Green
Red

17 of 18Pick your answer!

Who was the only President to serve more than 8 years in office?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
George H. W. Bush
Gerald Ford

18 of 18Pick your answer!

In what U.S. city were many early automobiles assembled?
Detroit
Memphis
Nashville
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

US history is an important subject that is sometimes not taken as seriously as it should be. There are several key dates, figures and events featuring throughout the history of the United States that have majorly influenced the society Americans enjoy today, and should be remembered. Some of the major events in the history of the United States include the arrival of early explorers like Erik the Red and Christopher Columbus, the arrival of early settlers and pilgrims, the early days as a colony still attached to England and other European powers, and the trials faced by Native Americans after settlement. Other major events include the breakaway from Britain and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Civil War and abolition of slavery, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the initial isolation policy of the United States followed by the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and then the United States entering World War Two and other wars as the years continued, including the Vietnam War and the Iraq War. Some of the most influential figures in the history of the United States include George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, Meeriwhether Lewis and William Clark, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin Franklin, John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Richard Nixon and Barack Obama. To pass this quiz on US history, answer questions such as “Which U.S. state was the last one to ratify the abolition of slavery in the 1990s?”, “Canada sold what to the United States in 1885?”, “Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?” and “The discovery of gold in California brought how many people from all over the world to hunt for gold?”