Can You Pass US History 101?

The History of the United States isn't as long as some other countries, but it is complicated and full of large events, great heroes and epic stories. How well do you know American history?
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Which was the first permanent English settlement in North America?
Jamestown
Philadelphia
Boston
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What was the previous name for New York?
New Paris
New Amsterdam
New Berlin
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What treaty marked the acknowledgement from Britain of America's independence?
Declaration of Independence
Treaty of Paris
Treaty of Versailles
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Who is the first elected President of the United States?
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
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When was the U.S. capital moved from Philadelphia to Washington DC?
1788
1800
1859
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What was NOT a cause of the War of 1812?
British interference with American maritime shipping
British interference with American westward expansion
British attempt to return America to part of the British Empire
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Which is the first state to secede from the Union prior to the Civil War?
Mississippi
South Carolina
Georgia
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What year did the American Civil War end?
1849
1859
1865
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What year was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?
1860
1865
1870
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Who did the United States acquire Alaska from?
Canada
Britain
Russia
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In 1963 who delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech?
Martain Luther
Malcolm X
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Which American president re-established relations with China?
Ford
Carter
Nixon
Result
Well, thanks for playing, but you had trouble with most, if not all of the questions in this quiz. You don't have a good knowledge of American history. You are missing a lot of basic information regarding major events in American history. You are still very much an American History Novice.

C+, American History Novice

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Not bad. You managed to answer several questions correctly. You are familiar with several of the most important events in American history but are still missing some of the big events. You are a solid American History Student.

B+, American History Student

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Great job! You managed to answer most, if not all of the questions in this quiz correctly. You have a great understanding of the major events in American history. You are an American Historian.

A+, American Historian

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1
Which was the first permanent English settlement in North America?
Jamestown
Philadelphia
Boston
2
What was the previous name for New York?
New Paris
New Amsterdam
New Berlin
3
What treaty marked the acknowledgement from Britain of America's independence?
Declaration of Independence
Treaty of Paris
Treaty of Versailles
4
Who is the first elected President of the United States?
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
5
When was the U.S. capital moved from Philadelphia to Washington DC?
1788
1800
1859
6
What was NOT a cause of the War of 1812?
British interference with American maritime shipping
British interference with American westward expansion
British attempt to return America to part of the British Empire
7
Which is the first state to secede from the Union prior to the Civil War?
Mississippi
South Carolina
Georgia
8
What year did the American Civil War end?
1849
1859
1865
9
What year was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?
1860
1865
1870
10
Who did the United States acquire Alaska from?
Canada
Britain
Russia
11
In 1963 who delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech?
Martain Luther
Malcolm X
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
12
Which American president re-established relations with China?
Ford
Carter
Nixon