Only A True Historian Can Pass This Tricky American Quiz!

Only a true American history buff with a mind for history will pass this tricky quiz! Embark on these 12 questions and discover if you really know your American history as well as you think you do!
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Which US president purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803?
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
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The first shots of the American Revolution were fired at....
Valley Forge, PA
Lexington, MA
Alexandria, VA
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The first shots of the Civil War were fired at....
Fort Sumter in South Carolina
Gettysburg in Pennsylvania
Vicksburg in Mississippi
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What is the name of small town in Virginia where Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army to Ulysses S. Grant ending the Civil War?
Standardsville
Appomattox
Fairfax
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What was the temperance movement?
A movement against property taxes
A campaign against the sale or drinking of alcohol
The initial push in the women's rights movement
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What was the House of Burgesses?
A parliamentary house in England
The first representative assembly in the new world
The first law firm in the colonies
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Which war did the Paris of Treaty end?
The American Revolution
The French Indian War
The War of 1812
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Who wrote the pamphlet "Common Sense?"
Alexander Hamilton
Thomas Paine
John Locke
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What did the Great Compromise do?
It created the system of checks and balances
It created two houses of congress
It created the Judicial branch
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Who was Ulysses S. Grant
The General of the Confederate Army.
The General of the Union Army
One of the draftees of the constitution
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What does the seventh Amendment guarantee?
The right to bear arms
The right to a jury trial in civil suits
Citizenship to all people
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Who invented the cotton gin?
Eli Whitney
Johann Gutenberg
Patrick Henry
Result
Unfortunately, this quiz proved that you're a bit American history average. While you may know many basic aspects of American history, more involved topics left you feeling a bit flustered. Fret not, at least you learned something new.

C+, American History Average

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Congratulations, this quiz revealed that you're truly American history astute! Sure, a few of these questions proved a bit difficult for you, but overall, you proved your vast and broad knowledge on American history topics.

B+, American History Astute

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are American history amazing! It's obvious that you know your American history the way only a true history buff can. From the revolution to the civil war, there's no part of history that has been lost on you.

A+, American History Amazing

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1
Which US president purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803?
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
2
The first shots of the American Revolution were fired at....
Valley Forge, PA
Lexington, MA
Alexandria, VA
3
The first shots of the Civil War were fired at....
Fort Sumter in South Carolina
Gettysburg in Pennsylvania
Vicksburg in Mississippi
4
What is the name of small town in Virginia where Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army to Ulysses S. Grant ending the Civil War?
Standardsville
Appomattox
Fairfax
5
What was the temperance movement?
A movement against property taxes
A campaign against the sale or drinking of alcohol
The initial push in the women's rights movement
6
What was the House of Burgesses?
A parliamentary house in England
The first representative assembly in the new world
The first law firm in the colonies
7
Which war did the Paris of Treaty end?
The American Revolution
The French Indian War
The War of 1812
8
Who wrote the pamphlet "Common Sense?"
Alexander Hamilton
Thomas Paine
John Locke
9
What did the Great Compromise do?
It created the system of checks and balances
It created two houses of congress
It created the Judicial branch
10
Who was Ulysses S. Grant
The General of the Confederate Army.
The General of the Union Army
One of the draftees of the constitution
11
What does the seventh Amendment guarantee?
The right to bear arms
The right to a jury trial in civil suits
Citizenship to all people
12
Who invented the cotton gin?
Eli Whitney
Johann Gutenberg
Patrick Henry