The history of the United States spreads over more than two centuries, with many exciting and meaningful years and days between its beginning and its present. How good is your US history? Would you be able to tell us which of these events took place on the date provided?
What happened on July 4th, 1776?
The Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock
America won the Revolutionary War
Signing of the Declaration of Independence
What happened on January 1, 1863?
The Civil Rights Act was passed
Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation
What happened on June 28, 1919?
The first radio broadcast was sent
The signing of the Treaty of Versailles
What happened on December 7, 1941?
The bombing of Pearl Harbor
The 19th Amendment was ratified
What happened on June 6, 1944?
First atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan
What happened on October 4, 1957?
The Soviet Union launched its Sputnik satellite into orbit
The U.S. put a man on the moon
The Apollo missions began
What happened on November 22, 1963?
Harry Truman won the presidential election
The assassination of John F. Kennedy
What happened in 1989?
The first World Trade Center bombing
Ronald Reagan won the presidency
What happened in 1991?
The Bill Clinton impeachment
While many people find it easy to disregard what happened in the past, wise men know that there's much to be learned from it. As Robert E. Lee once said, "The march of Providence is so slow, and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope."
Keen History Enthusiast
Give yourself a pat on the back, as your results show that you know your US history acts pretty well. While you didn't get a perfect score, you show enough enthusiasm for the subject matter to be considered an amateur historian, and with further study you could quite easily become an expert. It's important to keep history alive within our hearts, so that no more innocent people have to suffer at the merciless hands of evil. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, "Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong."
Legendary American Historian
Congratulations, your results are impeccable, and show that you know American history from the inside-out. Remembering dates is what you do best, which is why you'd make an absolutely superb historian. Without people like you, we'd be cursed to keep repeating the same historical mistakes over and over again.