How Much US History Do You Know?

 Do you know your US History? Even if you are not an American, you may know enough to solve this quiz, which has 13 questions - one for each of the stripes on the American flag!
 
 
In which state was the Declaration of Independence Signed?
Pennsylvania
New York
Texas
Connecticut
 
 
What was the name of the American campaign against the sale and drinking of alcohol?
The Temperance Movement
The Reform Movement
The Resistance Movement
The Temptation Movement
 
 
Which treaty forced England to recognize the United States as an independent nation?
The Treaty of Paris
The Treaty of Versailles
The Treaty of Helsinki
The Treaty of Oslo
 
 
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
John Adams
John Hancock
 
 
The "Uncle Sam" symbol of the US was based on a real person. What was that person's name?
Samuel Wilson was a meat packer from Troy, New York, whose name is purportedly the source of the personification of the United States known as "Uncle Sam"
Samuel Wilson
Reginald Jefferson
Sam Wise
Samuel Beckett
 
 
Which US invention revolutionized the trade in America?
Steamboat
Printing Press
Silk
Radio
 
 
Which war killed more Americans: The Revolutionary War or the Civil War?
The civil war cost upwards of 600,000 lives, while the Revolutionary War cost only 25,000 in comparison
Revolutionary War against England
Civil War of North against South
 
 
Which belief stated that the US should own all the land between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans?
Manifest Destiny
Federal Purchase
United Land
The Over State
 
 
Which city is the oldest city in the United States?
St. Augustine, founded in September 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain, is the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States.
St. Augustine
Philadephia
Albany
New York City
 
 
What was the original name of the city of Atlanta?
It was honor of the then-governor's daughter. It was then changed to Terminus and finally Atlanta.
Marthasville
Margretsville
Maggiesville
Marshasville
 
 
What was the name of America's first First Lady?
Martha Washington
Maggie Adams
Beth Adams
Margaret Washington
 
 
What year was the US Republican Party formed?
1854
1912
1795
1892
 
Try Again...
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 names, dates and figures 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.
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