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Welcome to the ultimate United States History Quiz featuring a collection of the most impactful America moments of all time.  Do you think you know everything about U.S. History?  Try your luck and test your American history knowledge to see if you can pass!  Click START QUIZ to begin your journey through America's history with these memorable questions.  Let's Play!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Whose arrest sparked the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott?
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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"?
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John F. Kennedy
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ronald Reagan
Richard Nixon

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

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

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

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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?

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Operation Invasion
D-Day
Normandy Day
Invasion #1944

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What year were American women granted the right to vote?

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1969
1935
1905
1920

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Which of these Supreme Court cases ended segregation in schools?

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The Dred Scott Decision
Plessy v. Ferguson
Brown v. Board Of Education
Roe v. Wade

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What was the name of the document issued by Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves in the rebellious states?

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The Articles Of Liberty
The Free Amendment
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Freedom Contract

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Which of the following was NOT one of the United States' allies in World War II?

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Germany
Great Britain
France
The Soviet Union

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Who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"?

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Scott Key
Emma Goldman
John Philip Sousa

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

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Challenger
Voyager
Hubble
Saturn

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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.

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The D.C. Scandal
Spygate
The Democratic Disaster
Watergate

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In what year was Prohibition repealed in the United States Constitution?

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1920
1933
1905
1941

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

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What year was the Declaration of Independence was signed?

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1625
1492
1776
1795

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What official position was Alexander Hamilton the first to hold in the United States?

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Secretary Of Defense
Secretary Of State
Secretary Of The Treasury
Secretary Of Homeland Security

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At which university did four students die during a protest against the bombing of Cambodia on its campus in 1970?

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Kent State
Boston College
Texas A&M
University Of South Carolina

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The Great Depression took place mostly during what decade?

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The 1940s
The 1920s
The 1910s
The 1930s

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United States involvement in the Vietnam War took place mostly in which decade?

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The 1960s
The 1950s
The 1980s
The 1970s

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

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Who was the first U.S. President to appear on television?

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Dwight D. Eisenhower
Teddy Roosevelt
Lyndon B. Johnson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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

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France
Germany
England
Canada

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Whose plane was named the Spirit of St. Louis?

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Charles Lindbergh
Teddy Roosevelt
Amelia Earhart
Howard Hughes

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Alcatraz is currently a national park, but it served for many years as what?

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Federal Penitentiary
Military Base
A Mental Hospital
Quarantine Facility

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In what year was Pearl Harbor attacked by the Japanese?

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1914
1941
1945
1973

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Jackie Robinson was the first black man to achieve this accomplishment?

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Play in Major League Baseball
Go into space
Appear in a major motion picture
Become President

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In 1960, what medical advancement became available?

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Birth Control Pill
Artificial Heart
Stem Cell Therapy
Chemotherapy

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

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Salem
Lexington
Plymouth
Worcester

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In what year was the Model T Ford introduced?

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1939
1908
1912
1925

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Who invented the electric light bulb?

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Thomas Edison
Ben Franklin
Nikola Tesla
Alexander Graham Bell

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What airship famously caught fire in 1937?

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The Hindenberg
The Queen Mary
Graf Zeppelin
U.S.S. Shenandoah

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

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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?
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The Gettysburg Address
I Have A Dream speech
Infamy Speech
We Shall Fight On The Beaches

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The U.S. dropped atomic bombs on which Japanese cities?

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Tokyo and Kyoto
Sapporo and Fukuoka
Sendai and Nara

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The U.S. Constitution was signed in what year?

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1787
1814
1776
1769

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In what year were the Twin Towers destroyed by an attack?

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2001
1999
1996
1993

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Who is credited with inventing the telephone?

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Alexander Graham Bell
Nikola Tesla
Ben Franklin
Thomas Edison

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