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American History 101, Part I

From the Revolution, to the Civil War, to the space race, test your knowledge of American history with this quiz.

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From the Revolution, to the Civil War, to the space race, test your knowledge of American history with this quiz.

1. When was the Civil War?

  • 1750-1800
  • 1800-1850
  • 1850-1900
  • 1900-1950
  • After 1950

2. Who said "Give me liberty or give me death?"

  • John Hancock
  • James Madison
  • Patrick Henry
  • Samuel Adams

3. What is the Magna Carta?

  • The foundation of the British parliamentary system.
  • The Great Seal of the monarchs of England.
  • The French Declaration of the Rights of Man.
  • The charter signed by the Pilgrims on the Mayflower.

4. The term "Reconstruction" refers to:

  • Payment of European countries' debts to the United States after the First World War.
  • Repairing of the physical damage caused by the Civil War.
  • Readmission of the Confederate states and the protection of the rights of Black citizens.
  • Rebuilding of the transcontinental railroad and the canal system.

5. The Missouri Compromise was the act that:

  • Funded the Lewis and Clark expedition on the upper Missouri River.
  • Granted statehood to Missouri but denied the admission of any other states.
  • Settled the boundary dispute between Missouri and Kansas.
  • Admitted Maine into the Union as a free state and Missouri as a slave state.

6. The Scopes Trial was about:

  • Freedom of the press
  • Teaching evolution in the schools
  • Prayer in the schools
  • Education in private schools

7. The Emancipation Proclamation issued by Lincoln stated that:

  • Slaves were free in areas of the Confederate states not held by the Union.
  • The slave trade was illegal.
  • Slaves who fled to Canada would be protected.
  • Slavery was abolished in the Union.

8. The purpose of the authors of "The Federalists" papers was to:

  • Establish a strong, free press in the colonies.
  • Confirm George Washington's election as the first president.
  • Win foreign approval for the Revolutionary War.
  • Gain ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

9. Sputnik was the name given to the first:

  • Telecommunications system.
  • Animal to travel into space.
  • Hydrogen bomb.
  • Man-made satellite.

10. Who was "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen?"

  • George Washington
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Abraham Lincoln

1. When was the Civil War?
1850-1900

2. Who said "Give me liberty or give me death?"
Patrick Henry

3. What is the Magna Carta?
The foundation of the British parliamentary system.

4. The term "Reconstruction" refers to:
Readmission of the Confederate states and the protection of the rights of Black citizens.

5. The Missouri Compromise was the act that:
Admitted Maine into the Union as a free state and Missouri as a slave state.

6. The Scopes Trial was about:
Teaching evolution in the schools

7. The Emancipation Proclamation issued by Lincoln stated that:
Slaves were free in areas of the Confederate states not held by the Union.

8. The purpose of the authors of "The Federalists" papers was to:
Gain ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

9. Sputnik was the name given to the first:
Man-made satellite.

10. Who was "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen?"
George Washington

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