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Can You Pass This US History Test?

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Test Your Knowledge

From the founding of the colonies to the monumental struggles for civil rights, each question in this quiz encapsulates a distinct chapter in the compelling narrative of U.S. history. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply curious about the evolution of the United States, this quiz offers an opportunity to test your understanding of the nation’s journey.

13 colonies

Which of the following was not one of the original 13 colonies? A) Georgia, B) Maine, C) Virginia, D) New York


The correct answer is B) Maine

Civil War

Who was the President of the United States during the Civil War? A) Thomas Jefferson, B) Abraham Lincoln, C) Andrew Jackson, D) Ulysses S. Grant


The correct answer is: Abraham Lincoln

1896 Supreme Court

What was the outcome of the 1896 Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson? A) Segregation was ruled unconstitutional, B) “Separate but equal” segregation was upheld, C) Voting rights were extended to African Americans, D) The case led to the abolition of slavery

Separate but equal

The correct answer is: B) “Separate but equal” segregation was upheld

Dust Bowl

What was the primary cause of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s? A) Severe drought and poor farming practices, B) Industrial pollution, C) Volcanic eruption, D) Tornadoes and hurricanes

Severe drought

The correct answer is A) Severe drought and poor farming practices

 World War II

Which event sparked the beginning of World War II for the United States? A) Bombing of Pearl Harbor, B) Invasion of Normandy, C) Attack on Hiroshima, D) Battle of Midway

Bombing of Pearl Harbor

The correct answer is A) Bombing of Pearl Harbor

First woman

Who was the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court? A) Sandra Day O’Connor, B) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, C) Sonia Sotomayor, D) Elena Kagan

Sandra Day O'Connor

The correct answer is A) Sandra Day O’Connor

Great Society

Which U.S. president is known for his “Great Society” domestic programs and his escalation of the Vietnam War?, A) Lyndon B. Johnson, B) Richard Nixon, C) John F. Kennedy, D) Dwight D. Eisenhower

Lyndon B. Johnson

The correct answer is A) Lyndon B. Johnson

Louisiana Territory

In what year did the United States acquire the Louisiana Territory from France? A) 1803, B) 1820, C) 1776, D) 1854


The correct answer is A) 1803

Brown v Board

What was the outcome of the 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education? A) Ruling in favor of school segregation, B) Declaring “separate but equal” unconstitutional, C) Upholding the legality of racial segregation, D) Extending voting rights to African Americans


The correct answer is: B) Declaring “separate but equal” unconstitutional

Freedom of speech

Which of the following documents guaranteed freedom of speech, religion, and the press in the United States? A) Declaration of Independence, B) Bill of Rights, C) Emancipation Proclamation, D) Gettysburg Address

Bill of Rights

The correct answer is B) Bill of Rights

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