History of the United States (1776
  • 1. Who was the first President of the United States?
A) George Washington
B) John Adams
C) James Madison
D) Thomas Jefferson
  • 2. In which year was the Declaration of Independence signed?
A) 1789
B) 1776
C) 1765
D) 1800
  • 3. Which battle is considered the turning point of the American Revolution?
A) Battle of Bunker Hill
B) Battle of Yorktown
C) Battle of Saratoga
D) Battle of Trenton
  • 4. Who wrote the Federalist Papers?
A) Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
B) Benjamin Franklin
C) John Adams
D) Thomas Jefferson
  • 5. Who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln?
A) Lee Harvey Oswald
B) John Wilkes Booth
C) John Hinckley Jr.
D) Charles Guiteau
  • 6. When did the United States enter World War II?
A) September 1, 1939
B) June 6, 1944
C) December 7, 1941
D) August 15, 1945
  • 7. Who was the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court?
A) Sonia Sotomayor
B) Sandra Day O'Connor
C) Elena Kagan
D) Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 8. Which event led to the United States declaring war on Spain in 1898?
A) Sinking of the USS Maine
B) Emancipation Proclamation
C) Attack on Fort Sumter
D) Bombing of Pearl Harbor
  • 9. Who was the main author of the Constitution?
A) George Washington
B) Benjamin Franklin
C) Thomas Jefferson
D) James Madison
  • 10. What was the name of the first successful English colony in America?
A) Roanoke
B) Jamestown
C) Williamsburg
D) Plymouth
  • 11. Which President signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law?
A) Richard Nixon
B) Dwight D. Eisenhower
C) John F. Kennedy
D) Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 12. Who was the President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War?
A) Robert E. Lee
B) Ulysses S. Grant
C) Stonewall Jackson
D) Jefferson Davis
  • 13. Which amendment to the Constitution granted women the right to vote?
A) 18th Amendment
B) 21st Amendment
C) 26th Amendment
D) 19th Amendment
  • 14. Who was the President during the Great Depression and World War II?
A) Harry S. Truman
B) Franklin D. Roosevelt
C) Calvin Coolidge
D) Herbert Hoover
  • 15. Which landmark Supreme Court case established the principle of judicial review?
A) Miranda v. Arizona
B) Marbury v. Madison
C) Roe v. Wade
D) Brown v. Board of Education
  • 16. Who was the Union General known for his 'March to the Sea' during the Civil War?
A) William Tecumseh Sherman
B) Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson
C) Robert E. Lee
D) Ulysses S. Grant
  • 17. The Louisiana Purchase was made during the presidency of which US President?
A) John Adams
B) Thomas Jefferson
C) James Madison
D) Andrew Jackson
  • 18. Which US President is known for the Watergate scandal that led to his resignation?
A) Gerald Ford
B) Richard Nixon
C) Jimmy Carter
D) Ronald Reagan
  • 19. What invention revolutionized communication in the 19th century United States?
A) Radio
B) Telephone
C) Telegraph
D) Internet
  • 20. Who was the African-American leader who advocated for civil rights through nonviolent protest?
A) W.E.B. Du Bois
B) Malcolm X
C) Martin Luther King Jr.
D) Frederick Douglass
  • 21. Who was the first Secretary of the Treasury for the United States?
A) James Madison
B) Thomas Jefferson
C) Alexander Hamilton
D) John Adams
  • 22. Who was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?
A) Amelia Earhart
B) Bessie Coleman
C) Harriet Quimby
D) Jacqueline Cochran
  • 23. The Prohibition era in the United States was primarily enforced through which amendment?
A) 18th Amendment
B) 13th Amendment
C) 19th Amendment
D) 21st Amendment
  • 24. The United States acquired the Oregon Territory through a treaty with which country?
A) Mexico
B) Spain
C) Great Britain
D) France
  • 25. Which document established the basic principles of the United States government?
A) Articles of Confederation
B) Constitution
C) Declaration of Independence
D) Bill of Rights
  • 26. When did the United States purchase Alaska from Russia?
A) 1867
B) 1901
C) 1776
D) 1812
  • 27. Which U.S. President ordered the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
A) Harry S. Truman
B) Dwight D. Eisenhower
C) Franklin D. Roosevelt
D) Richard Nixon
  • 28. Which state was the first to secede from the Union before the Civil War?
A) Georgia
B) Texas
C) Virginia
D) South Carolina
  • 29. Who was the commanding general of the Confederate Army during the Civil War?
A) William T. Sherman
B) Robert E. Lee
C) Ulysses S. Grant
D) Stonewall Jackson
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