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?
New Mexico
Hawaii
California

2 of 18Pick your answer!

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

3 of 18Pick your answer!

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

4 of 18Pick your answer!

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

5 of 18Pick your answer!

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

6 of 18Pick your answer!

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

7 of 18Pick your answer!

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

8 of 18Pick your answer!

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

9 of 18Pick your answer!

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

10 of 18Pick your answer!

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

11 of 18Pick your answer!

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

12 of 18Pick your answer!

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

13 of 18Pick your answer!

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

14 of 18Pick your answer!

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

15 of 18Pick your answer!

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

16 of 18Pick your answer!

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

17 of 18Pick your answer!

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

18 of 18Pick your answer!

In what U.S. city were many early automobiles assembled?
Nashville
Detroit
Memphis
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?"