Are You A US History Expert?

American history may seem cut and dry, but it takes skill to be true US history expert. Do you think you're the best of the best? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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Who is usually credited as the first European explorer to set foot in what is now the US?
Christopher Columbus
Ponce De Leon
John Cabot
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Which of these foods wasn't served by the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving dinner in 1621?
Pumpkin pie
Venison
Indian corn
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Where did the Pilgrims live right before they sailed to Massachusetts?
England
Belgium
The Netherlands
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Which was the last of the 13 colonies to be founded?
Georgia
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
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Which larger conflict was the French and Indian war a part of?
The Seven Years War
The Hundred Years War
World War I
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Where did American protesters throw the East India Company's tea in 1773?
Hudson River
Delaware River
Boston Harbor
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Who gave a speech in 1775 proclaiming, "Give me liberty, or give me death?"
James Madison
Patrick Henry
George Washington
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Why did George Washington cross the Delaware River in December 1776?
To escape the enemy
To surprise the enemy
To secure provisions
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What was President George Washington's annual salary?
$5,000
$25,000
$50,000
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What was the first case in which the Supreme Court overturned an act of Congress?
Marbury v. Madison
Dred Scott v. Sandford
Brown v. Board of Education
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How much land did the U.S. get from France in the Louisiana Purchase?
100 million acres
530 million acres
750 million acres
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Who led an armed slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831?
Nat Turner
Frederick Douglass
John Brown
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you’ve got some serious history heroics! While you may not be an expert on US history just yet, you’re on your way. What’s important is that you probably learned a thing or two while taking this quiz. When you’re learning, there is no failure!

C+, History Heroics

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are history hot! While anyone can claim to be an American history expert, you actually are. You’re well on your way to being a total US history know it all. Go ahead and brag a little, you’ve earned it!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are US history amazing! While anyone can claim to be a history savant, you actually are. There’s no mistaking you’re vast and expansive knowledge on how the US came to be. We think we could probably learn a thing or two from you when it comes to this subject!

A+, History Amazing

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1
Who is usually credited as the first European explorer to set foot in what is now the US?
Christopher Columbus
Ponce De Leon
John Cabot
2
Which of these foods wasn't served by the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving dinner in 1621?
Pumpkin pie
Venison
Indian corn
3
Where did the Pilgrims live right before they sailed to Massachusetts?
England
Belgium
The Netherlands
4
Which was the last of the 13 colonies to be founded?
Georgia
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
5
Which larger conflict was the French and Indian war a part of?
The Seven Years War
The Hundred Years War
World War I
6
Where did American protesters throw the East India Company's tea in 1773?
Hudson River
Delaware River
Boston Harbor
7
Who gave a speech in 1775 proclaiming, "Give me liberty, or give me death?"
James Madison
Patrick Henry
George Washington
8
Why did George Washington cross the Delaware River in December 1776?
To escape the enemy
To surprise the enemy
To secure provisions
9
What was President George Washington's annual salary?
$5,000
$25,000
$50,000
10
What was the first case in which the Supreme Court overturned an act of Congress?
Marbury v. Madison
Dred Scott v. Sandford
Brown v. Board of Education
11
How much land did the U.S. get from France in the Louisiana Purchase?
100 million acres
530 million acres
750 million acres
12
Who led an armed slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831?
Nat Turner
Frederick Douglass
John Brown