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American History Trivia Questions

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1. Which president proposed in 1784 to end slavery in all the territories, but lost in Congress by one vote?

1. Thomas Jefferson
2. George Washington
3. Abraham Lincoln
4. James Madison

Answer: Thomas Jefferson

2. Who was the only American president to become the supreme court justice?

1. Woodrow Wilson
2. Theodore Roosevelt
3. William McKinley
4. William Howard Taft

Answer: William Howard Taft

3. Which famous American freedom fighter yelled "The Regulars (British) are coming" as a warning?

1. George Washington
2. Benjamin Franklin
3. Paul Revere
4. Thomas Jefferson

Answer: Paul Revere

4. How many stripes are there on the American flag?

1. 10
2. 50
3. 14
4. 13

Answer: 13

5. What do they stripes on American flag represent?

1. Number of states
2. Number of rivers in USA
3. Number of colonies
4. Number of wars won by America

Answer: Number of colonies

6. When was the statue of liberty installed in America?

1. 1857
2. 1776
3. 1781
4. 1885

Answer: 1885

7. What is the national flower of USA?

1. Lily
2. Rose
3. Marigold
4. Lotus

Answer: Rose

8. Who are the four presidents on Mount Rushmore?

Answer: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt

9. What was the name of New York city before it was New York?

1. New London
2. New Shire
3. New Amsterdam
4. New Paris

Answer: New Amsterdam

10. When were the Native Americans given the right to vote?

1. 1857
2. 1887
3. 1925
4. 1924

Answer: 1924

11. The sequoia tree is named after the leader of which famous Native American tribe?

1. Cherokee
2. Iroquois
3. Navajo
4. Apache

Answer: Cherokee

12. Benjamin franklin borrowed the symbolic bald eagle as a national emblem from which confederacy?

1. Cheyenne
2. Sioux
3. Lakota
4. Iroquois

Answer: Iroquois

13. Which of the following is the first permanent English settlement in America?

1. Massachusetts
2. New York
3. Jamestown
4. Georgia

Answer: Jamestown

14. What is the official language of USA?

1. English
2. Navajo
3. Spanish
4. None

Answer: None, USA doesn’t have an official language

15. Who is the longest serving US president?

1. Franklin D. Roosevelt
2. Thomas Jefferson
3. James Madison
4. James Monroe

Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt

US History Trivia Questions (answers at the end)

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1. What colony was founded by James Oglethorpe as a place for British citizens who were in debtors’ prisons?

a. Pennsylvania

b. Virginia

c. Georgia

d. Maryland

2. Which famous play depicts the Salem Witch Trials?

a. Trouble in Salem

b. The Crucible

c. Witches on Trial

d. The Devil in Salem

3. Who founded the city of Philadelphia, also known as the “city of brotherly love”?

a. William Philadelphia

b. James I

c. Sir Walter Raleigh

d. William Penn

4. Which famous explorer landed near the present-day city of St. Augustine, Florida in 1513?

a. Christopher Columbus

b. John Cabot

c. John Smith 

d.Juan Ponce de León 

5. In December 1773, the Sons of Liberty dressed up as Indians and threw 342 chests of what into the Boston Harbor to protest taxes? 

a. Tobacco 

b. Gin 

c. Cash 

d. Tea

6. On what holiday did George Washington famously cross the icy Delaware River to New Jersey to surprise the enemy forces? 

a. Christmas 

b. Halloween 

c. Thanksgiving 

d. The 4th of July

7. Which side was referred to as the Redcoats during the American Revolutionary War? 

a. The British 

b. The Colonists 

c. The Spanish 

d. The French

8. What was the name of the Native American woman who met the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and became the translator for their famous voyage across the United States?

a. Pocahontas 

b. Little Feather 

c. Sacagawea 

d. Pine Leaf

9. Which famous document, signed by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, declared that “All persons held as slaves within any State…in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free…”?

a. The Declaration of Independence

b. The Constitution

c. The Emancipation Proclamation

d. The Declaration of Rights and Sentiments

10. Who was the famous nurse during the Civil War, nicknamed the “Angel of the Battlefields.” After the Civil War, she founded the Red Cross. 

a. Mary Todd Lincoln 

b. Virginia Lee 

c. Clara Barton 

d. Harriet Beecher Stowe

11. Who served as the President of the Confederate States of America throughout the Civil War?

a. Abraham Lincoln 

b. Jefferson Davis 

c. Robert E. Lee 

d. Stonewall Jackson

12. Who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, in Washington, D.C.? 

a. Robert E. Lee 

b. John Jones 

c. John Wilkes Booth 

d. Lee Harvey Oswald

13. Which famous author wrote the iconic Jazz Age novel, The Great Gatsby? 

a. Ernest Hemingway 

b. Langston Hughes 

c. F. Scott Fitzgerald 

d. Duke Ellington

14. What famous novel, written in the 1920s by Upton Sinclair, highlighted the horrific conditions of the meatpacking industry in America? 

a. The Jungle 

b. The Meatpacking Disaster of the 1920s 

c. Labor in NYC 

d. A Tale of Two Cities

15. Which infamous “gangster” made millions in liquor sales during prohibition? 

a. J. Edgar Hoover 

b. Clyde Barrow 

c. Tony Soprano 

d. Al Capone

16. What type of music that came out of the Harlem Renaissance shaped America? 

a. Country 

b. R&B 

c. Soul 

d. Jazz

17. Who was the President of the United States during World War I? 

a. Woodrow Wilson 

b. Theodore Roosevelt 

c. William Howard Taft 

d. William Harding

18. When was the surprise attack launched by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, the United States naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii? 

a. December 7, 1941 

b. October 1, 1940 

c. September 5, 1941 

d. January 1, 1942

19. During World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear bombs over which two Japanese cities? 

a. Tokyo and Nagasaki 

b. Hiroshima and Nagasaki 

c. Osaka and Kyoto 

d. Hiroshima and Yokohama

20. Bonus US History Trivia: In what year was the 15th Amendment passed, granting Black men the right to vote? 

a. 1920 

b. 1870 

c. 1965 

d. 1940

21. How old was Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was assassinated? 

a. 50 

b. 30 

c. 65 

d. 39

22. What famous musician performed at the March on Washington? 

a. Elvis Presley 

b. Bob Dylan 

c. The Backstreet Boys 

d. Aretha Franklin

23. Who founded the Black Panther Party in the 1960s? 

a. Bobby Seale and Huey Newton 

b. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

c. Malcolm X 

d. JFK

24. What famous woman refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person in Montgomery, Alabama and sparked the year-long Montgomery Bus Boycott? 

a. Ella Baker 

b. Harper Lee 

c. Rosa Parks 

d. Zora Neale Hurston

25. In what year was the Civil Rights Act passed, officially ending segregation in public places and in employment? 

a. 1950 

b. 1960 

c. 1964 

d. 1972

26.  Which Civil Rights activist, who participated in the Selma to Montgomery marches and was the youngest speaker at the March on Washington, is still fighting and led a sit-in in the House of Representatives for gun control in 2016? 

a. Elizabeth Warren 

b. Ta-Nehisi Coates 

c. Roy Wilkins 

d. John Lewis

27. Who was the first woman to be nominated for President of the United States in 1872? 

a. Susan B. Anthony 

b. Victoria Woodhull 

c. Sojourner Truth 

d. Hillary Clinton

28. Who founded the National Woman Suffrage Association? 

a. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony 

b. Alice Paul 

c. Lucretia Mott and Carrie Chapman Catt 

d. Mary Todd Lincoln

29. Who was the first woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice of the United States? 

a. Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

b. Sonia Sotomayor 

c. Sandra Day O’Connor 

d. Hillary Clinton

30. Who led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the north as a conductor on the Underground Railroad? 

a. Sojourner Truth 

b. Frederica Douglas 

c. Harriet Tubman 

d. Susan B. Anthony

31. Frances Perkins, the first female cabinet member, served as the Secretary of Labor and played a key role in drafting what important piece of legislation? 

a. The Emancipation Proclamation 

b. The Civil Rights Act 

c. The Equal Rights Amendment 

d. The New Deal

32. Who became the first woman in the history of the United States to become the Speaker of the House? 

a. Elizabeth Warren 

b. Hillary Clinton 

c. Nancy Pelosi 

d. Lisa Murkowski

33. In 1920, which woman became the first African American singer to record a blues song that went on to sell one million copies in a year? 

a. Ella Fitzgerald 

b. Ma Rainey 

c. Mamie Smith 

d. Maya Angelou

34. The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 in Independence Hall in which United States City? 

a. New York City 

b. Boston 

c. Richmond 

d. Philadelphia

35. Which United States president cannot be found on Mt. Rushmore, the famous United States landmark in South Dakota? 

a. John Quincy Adams 

b. George Washington 

c. Abraham Lincoln 

d. Theodore Roosevelt

36. Which multi-storied, adobe, Native American community—considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the U.S.—has been inhabited for over 1,000 years? 

a. Mesa Verde 

b. Taos Pueblo 

c. Tijuana 

d. Shongopovi

37. What was the first university in the United States? 

a. Yale 

b. Harvard 

c. Princeton 

d. Stanford

38. What is the name of the oldest national park, which was founded in 1872? 

a. Yellowstone 

b. Yosemite 

c. Joshua Tree 

d. Acadia

39. There are over 2,500 National Historic Landmarks in the United States and two of them can move. What are these two monuments? 

a. Hoover Dam and the Statue of Liberty 

b. San Francisco cable cars and New Orleans’ St. Charles streetcar 

c. U.S.S. Chesapeake Warship and the NYC streetcar 

d. U.S.S. California and the San Francisco trolley

40. This holiday is celebrated every year in the United States on the 4th of July. 

a. Bastille Day 

b. Independence Day 

c. America is Awesome Day 

d. National Pride Day

41. Where is the annual Kentucky Derby horse race held every first Saturday in May? 

a. Lexington, Kentucky 

b. Bowling Green, Kentucky 

c. Louisville, Kentucky 

d. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

42. On March 17th every year, the United States observes St. Patrick’s Day. Which United States city dyes its river green to celebrate? 

a. New York City 

b. Chicago 

c. Los Angeles 

d. Charleston

43. Indigenous people in northeastern North America were the first groups to produce this sweet treat that is extracted from trees. 

a. Candy 

b. Maple syrup 

c. Honey 

d. Root beer

44. Po’ Boys, a popular sandwich served on French bread with fillings like fried seafood (usually shrimp), were provided free of charge to feed which group of people in 1929? 

a. Garment workers whose wages were too low to feed their families 

b. Poor jazz musicians playing for tips on the streets of New Orleans 

c. Striking streetcar workers 

d. Military men stationed in New Orleans who did not have kitchens

45. Few Americans can fathom life without peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Who patented the process of making peanut butter from raw peanuts in 1895?

a. Thomas Jefferson 

b. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg 

c. Dr. John Butter 

d. Harvey Smith

46. The first McDonald’s was opened in which city in 1937? 

a. San Francisco, California 

b. San Bernardino, California 

c. Orange County, California 

d. Yosemite, California

47. What is the delectable state pie of Florida that was first made in the 1800s in the Florida Keys? 

a. Lemon meringue pie 

b. Shoo Fly pie 

c. Key lime pie 

d. Grapefruit pie

48. US President Monroe was so dedicated to persuading the Spanish to cede what is now Florida to the United States that he traveled to Spain in 1805, and used what form of transportation to get from Paris to Madrid? 

a. Train 

b. Mule 

c. Ostrich 

d. Dog sled

49. Which US president regularly got into fights and actually killed a man in a duel for accusing him of cheating on a bet and then insulting his wife? 

a. James Monroe 

b. John C. Calhoun 

c. George Washington 

d. Andrew Jackson

50. Bonus US History Trivia: Which president worked as the sheriff of Erie County, NY and served as an executioner, hanging multiple men? 

a. Grover Cleveland 

b. Theodore Roosevelt 

c. John F. Kennedy 

d. Herbert Hoover

51. What historical event do Americans celebrate on the 4th of July?
A. Official signing of the Declaration of Independence
B. Official adoption of the flag
C. Formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence
D. The beginning of the American Revolution

52. Which country did the United States gain independence from?
A. Ireland
B. Germany
C. France
D. Great Britain

53. How many people are considered by many the Founding Fathers?
A. 8
B. 5
C. 7
D. 9

54. Which of the following is not one of the principle Founding Fathers?
A. John Jay
B. Alexander Hamilton
C. George Mason
D. John Adams

55. On what day did the American Revolution begin?
A. April 19, 1775
B. April 19, 1776
C. May 19, 1775
D. May 19, 1776

56. Who declared that the 13 colonies were no longer a part of the British Empire?
A. The Continental Congress
B. The Continental Committee
C. The Committee of Five
D. The Colonial Congress

57. Which of the following was not one of the original 13 American Colonies?
A. Connecticut
B. Vermont
C. Delaware
D. Maryland

58. When did the Fourth of July become a federal holiday?
A. 1776
B. 1787
C. 1870
D. 1876

59. In which year was Independence Day declared a paid holiday for federal employees?
A. 1935
B. 1936
C. 1937
D. 1938

60. What is the national symbol of freedom of the United States?
A. The Statue of Liberty
B. The flag
C. The national anthem
D. The Constitution

61. What is the name of the national anthem of the United States of America?
A. The Old Glory
B. The Star-Spangled Banner
C. America The Beautiful
D. God Bless the USA

62. What is the national flower of the United States?
A. Daisy
B. Tulip
C. Lavender
D. Rose

63. What is the national bird of the United States?
A. Red Robin
B. White Dove
C. Bald Eagle
D. Falcon

64. What is the national tree of the United States?
A. Birch
B. Oak
C. Willow
D. Pine

65. What is the national mammal of the U.S.?
A. Bear
B. Moose
C. Bison
D. Beaver

66. What is the national motto?
A. In God We Trust
B. God Bless America
C. Forward
D. Into the Future

67. Which building in the US is exactly 1776 feet tall?
A. Central Park Tower
B. Empire State Building
C. The Brooklyn Tower
D. One World Trade Center

68. The Great Seal of the United States contains a Roman phrase on one side: "E Pluribus Unum". What does it mean?
A. We are the only one
B. Out of many, one
C. The united one
D. We are one

69. What is the formal name of the Declaration of Independence?
A. The United States Declaration of Independence
B. The Declaration of Independence of the fifty states
C. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of
D. The Declaration of Independence of the thirteen States of

70. When was the first draft of the Declaration of Independence written?
A. June 4, 1775
B. June 11, 1776
C. July 2, 1775
D. July 4, 1776

71. The Declaration of Independence was adopted by…
A. The First Continental Congress
B. The Second Continental Committee
C. The Second Continental Congress
D. The First United Congress

72. When was the Declaration of Independence signed by the majority of representatives?
A. June 1776
B. July 1776
C. August 1776
D. September 1776

73. Where were the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution both signed?
A. New York
B. Washington
C. Philadelphia
D. Baltimore

74. Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
A. Thomas Jefferson
B. John Hancock
C. Samuel Adams
D. Benjamin Franklin

75. What is penned on the back of the Declaration of Independence?
A. Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776
B. Declaration of Independence dated 2nd July 1776
C. Unanimous Declaration of Independence
D. Declaration of Independence of 13 States

76. Where is the original Declaration of Independence kept?
A. The Smithsonian Institution
B. The National Archives Museum
C. The National Museum of American History
D. The Metropolitan Museum

77. Five people were included in the 'Committee of Five' while drafting the declaration. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin are four of them. Who was the fifth member?
A. Robert R. Livingston
B. John Hancock
C. Lyman Hall
D. Button Gwinnett

78. Which member was selected to compose the first draft of the Declaration?
A. Benjamin Franklin
B. Thomas Jefferson
C. John Adams
D. Roger Sherman

79. On the Declaration of Independence, who had the largest signature?
A. Elbridge Gerry
B. John Adams
C. John Hancock
D. Thomas Jefferson

80. Bonus US History Trivia: Who was the oldest person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
A. John Adams
B. Samuel Adams
C. Charles Carroll
D. Benjamin Franklin

81. Who was the oldest person to sign the Constitution?
A. Benjamin Franklin
B. Thomas Jefferson
C. John Adams
D. John Hancock

82. What was the total number of people who signed the Declaration of Independence?
A. 47
B. 51
C. 54
D. 56

83. Who ruled Great Britain during the American war for independence?
A. King George I
B. King George II
C. King George III
D. King George IV

84. Which newspaper first printed the Declaration of Independence?
A. The Philadelphia Eagle
B. The New York Times
C. The Pennsylvania Evening Post
D. The National Enquirer

85. When did the first printed Declaration of Independence come out?
A. July 6, 1776
B. July 4, 1776
C. July 6, 1777
D. July 4, 1777

86. How many people signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution?
A. Three
B. Six
C. Seven
D. Ten

87. During World War II, where did the Declaration of Independence get stored?
A. Fort Benning
B. Fort Independence
C. Fort Lincoln
D. Fort Knox

88. Who was the first President after Independence?
A. John Adams
B. George Washington
C. Thomas Jefferson
D. James Madison

89. Who was the first president to occupy the White House?
A. George Washington
B. James Madison
C. John Adams
D. Thomas Jefferson

90. Which president first held a Fourth of July celebration at the White House?
A. George Washington
B. John Adams
C. Thomas Jefferson
D. James Madison

91. Three U.S. presidents died on July 4. Which of the following did not die on July 4th?
A. Thomas Jefferson
B. James Monroe
C. John Adams
D. Andrew Jackson

92. Which U.S. president was born on Independence Day?
A. Calvin Coolidge
B. Ronald Reagan
C. Benjamin Franklin
D. James Buchanan

93. Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, only two would become president. Who were they?
A.Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe
B. John Adams and George Washington
C. Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson
D. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

94. Who was the first American-born President?
A. George Washington
B. Martin Van Buren
C. Abraham Lincoln
D. John Adams

95. Which President was never associated with a political party and chose to remain neutral?
A. Theodore Roosevelt
B. James Monroe
C. George Washington
D. Abraham Lincoln

96. Which President signed the resolution to make the StarSpangled Banner the national anthem of the United States?
A. Herbert Hoover
B. Jimmy Carter
C. Benjamin Harrison
D. Theodore Roosevelt

97. Who is the only President to have served both in the American Revolution and the War of 1812?
A. Benjamin Harrison
B. Andrew Jackson
C. John Adams
D. George Washington

98. How many presidents have there been including the current one?
A. 44
B. 45
C. 46
D. 47

99. When is Flag Day celebrated?
A. July 4th
B. June 14th
C. September 3rd
D. March 8th

100. What is the proper way to fold the American flag?
A. In a square
B. In a roll
C. In a rectangle
D. In a triangle

101. Bonus US History Trivia: How many Stars and Stripes does the US flag have?
A. 53 Stars and 15 Stripes
B. 50 Stars and 13 Stripes
C. 50 Stars and 11 Stripes
D. 53 Stars and 13 Stripes

102. What is the U.S. flag's width-to-length ratio?
A. 6 to 9
B. 11 to 15
C. 10 to 19
D. 10 to 15

103. What is the only U.S. state flag that contains a British Union Jack?
A. Hawaii
B. Alabama
C. Washington
D. Iowa

104. What do the 13 stripes on the flag indicate?
A. Colonies
B. Rivers
C. Mountain ridges
D. Lakes

105. When was the first official flag of the United States adopted by the Second Continental Congress?
A. July 4, 1776
B. June 14, 1777
C. August 2, 1777
D. June 12, 1776

106. What is the Pledge of Allegiance?
A. Allegiance to the statue of liberty
B. Allegiance to the national anthem
C. Allegiance to the state
D. Allegiance to the flag

107. Who composed the first ever pledge of Allegiance?
A. Francis Bellamy
B. Benjamin Harrison
C. George Thatcher Balch
D. Joseph Pulitzer

108. Who is the author of the official version of the pledge used today?
A. Benjamin Harrison
B. Louis Albert Bowman
C. Francis Bellamy
D. Joseph Pulitzer

109. When was the official version of the pledge used to this day written?
A. 1870
B. 1892
C. 1895
D. 1898

110. What year did the Congress formally adopt the pledge?
A. 1898
B. 1905
C. 1942
D. 1945

111. Which words were added in the most recent alteration of the Pledge in 1954?
A. One nation
B. With liberty
C. Justice for all
D. Under God

112. Which word does not appear in the pledge?
A. Freedom
B. Justice
C. Indivisible
D. Liberty

113. Which popular magazine first published the pledge as part of the National Public-School Celebration of Columbus Day in 1892?
A. Harper's Weekly
B. The American Monthly
C. The Youth's Companion
D. The Truth Teller

114. Who was the first to suggest the addition of the words "Under God" to the Pledge?
A. Abraham Lincoln
B. Louis Albert Bowman
C. George MacPherson Docherty
D. Francis Bellamy

115. Whose suggestion of the alteration was finally successful to get the pledge officially amended in 1954?
A. Louis Albert Bowman
B. Francis Bellamy
C. Francis Scott
D. George MacPherson Docherty

116. According to the United States Flag Code, the Pledge should be rendered facing the flag…
A. With the left hand over the heart
B. With the right outstretched toward the flag
C. With the right hand over the heart
D. With both hands down

117. The stars on the flag are…
A. five-pointed
B. six-pointed
C. seven-pointed
D. eight pointed

Answers for US History Trivia

1. Georgia 

2. The Crucible

3. William Penn 

4. Juan Ponce de León 

5. Tea

6. Christmas

7. The British

8. Sacagawea

9. The Emancipation Proclamation 

10. Clara Barton 

11. Jefferson Davis 

12. John Wilkes Booth 

13. F. Scott Fitzgerald 

14. The Jungle 

15. Al Capone

16. Jazz

17. Woodrow Wilson

18. December 7, 1941 

19. Hiroshima and Nagasaki

20. 1870 

21. 39

22. Bob Dylan 

23. Bobby Seale and Huey Newton

24. Rosa Parks

25. 1964 

26. John Lewis

27. Victoria Woodhull

28.  Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

29. Sandra Day O’Connor

30. Harriet Tubman

31. The New Deal

32. Nancy Pelosi

33. Mamie Smith 

34. Philadelphia 

35. John Quincy Adams 

36. B- Taos Pueblo

37. Harvard

38. Yellowstone

39. San Francisco cable cars and New Orleans’ St. Charles streetcar

40. Independence Day 

41. Louisville, Kentucky

42. Chicago

43. Maple syrup

44. Striking streetcar workers

45. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg

46. San Bernardino, California

47. Key lime pie

48. Mule

49. Andrew Jackson

50. Grover Cleveland

51. Formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence

52. Great Britain

53. 7

54. John Jay

55. April 19, 1775

56. The Continental Congress

57. Vermont

58. 1870

59. 1938

60. The Statue of Liberty

61. The Star-Spangled Banner

62. Rose

63. Bald Eagle

64. Oak

65. Bison
66. In God We Trust

67. One World Trade Center

68. Out of many, one

69. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

70. June 11, 1776

71. The Second Continental Congress

72. August 1776

73. Philadelphia

74. John Hancock

75. Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776

76. The National Archives Museum

77. Robert R. Livingston

78. Thomas Jefferson

79. John Hancock

80. Benjamin Franklin

81. Benjamin Franklin

82. 56

83. King George III

84. The Pennsylvania Evening Post

85. July 6, 1776

86. Six

87. Fort Knox

88. George Washington

89. John Adams

90. Thomas Jefferson

91. Andrew Jackson

92. Calvin Coolidge

93. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

94. Martin Van Buren

95. George Washington

96. Herbert Hoover

97. Andrew Jackson

98. 46

99. June 14th

100. In a triangle

101. 50 Stars and 13 Stripes

102. 10 to 19

103. Hawaii

104. Colonies

105.  June 14, 1777

106. Allegiance to the flag

107. George Thatcher Balch

108. Francis Bellamy

109. 1892

110. 1942

111. Under God

112. Freedom

113. The Youth's Companion

114. Louis Albert Bowman

115. George MacPherson Docherty

116. With the right hand over the heart

117. five-pointed

US History Trivia Questions and Answers

1. Which first lady was the first to outlive her husband? 

2. Who was the first US president to be term limited by the 22nd Amendment? 

3. What was the first nation to officially recognize the independence of the United States?

4. Who is the only president buried in Washington, D.C.? 

5. Who personally saved the U.S. from financial collapse during the War of 1812 by placing most of his personal assets at the disposal of the government and underwriting about 95% of the war loans?

6. Who was the first US president to have his voice recorded? 

7. Who was the first US president under the age of 50? 

8. Who was the first US president to have served as director of Central Intelligence? 

9. What president lost the nuclear launch codes for months and nobody found out? 

10. What year did “In God We Trust” become the official U.S. national motto?

11. Which first lady was the first to earn a postgraduate degree? 

12. What president gave the White House its name? 

13. Who led a band of abolitionists that seized the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in October 1859?

14. What mobster offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the Lindbergh baby kidnapper and that he and his men would search for the perpetrators if he was released from prison?

15. Who was vice president when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima? 

16. What future president delivered an 84-minute campaign speech after being shot just before the event? 

17. Who was the first president born in the 19th century? 

18. What state produces about 95% of the bourbon in the world?

19. How many Civil War generals became president? 

20. Who was the first president to be defeated for a second term in office? 

21. Who was the first president to visit the Soviet Union? 

22.  Wisconsin isn’t known as the Badger State because of the animal. Miners in the 1830s lived in temporary caves cut into the hillsides which became known as badger dens, and the miners who lived in them were known as badgers; what were they mining?

23. What state’s name is derived from the Ojibwe word for “great or large lake”?

24. After Washington, what is the second most common town or city name in the U.S.?

25. What president wrote his own translation of the Bible? 

26. Which first lady was the first to hold séances in the White House? 

27. What president survived four plane crashes during WWII? 

28. Which president established the Secret Service? 

29. On a clear day, how many states can you see from the top of the Empire State Building?

30. What NASA space flight was the last manned mission to the Moon?

31. Who was the first European to land in North America?

32. Which president was once a tailor, and even as president only wore suits he had made himself?

33. What was the first governing document of the newly created United States, later replaced by the U.S. Constitution?

34. How many colonies were there originally before the republic?

35. What were colonists protesting with the Boston Tea Party?

36.What was the name of the battle after which General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant?

37. Who was the first US president to be impeached?

38. Which four presidents have been assassinated while in office?

US History Trivia Answers

1. Martha Washington 

2. Dwight D. Eisenhower 

3. Morocco - 1777

4. Woodrow Wilson 

5. Stephen Girard - He was one of the wealthiest men in American history.

6. Benjamin Harrison 

7. James K. Polk 

8. George H.W. Bush 

9. Bill Clinton. 

10. 1956

11. Hillary Clinton 

12. Theodore Roosevelt - 1901 

13. John Brown

14. Al Capone

15. No one - Harry S. Truman did not have a vice president for the remainder of his first term 

16. Theodore Roosevelt - He was shot as he stood up in the open-air automobile and waved his hat to the crowd.

17. Franklin Pierce 

18. Kentucky

19. Six - Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison 

20. John Adams

21. Franklin D. Roosevelt 

22. Lead

23. Michigan

24. Springfield

25. Thomas Jefferson - He didn’t agree with some of the supernatural elements of the Bible and wrote his own version eliminating what he didn’t agree with. 

26. Mary Todd Lincoln 

27. George H.W. Bush 

28. Abraham Lincoln - He established the Secret Service on the day he was assassinated, but it was originally only focused on counterfeiting and didn’t protect the president until 1902 after McKinley’s assassination. 

29. Five - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

30. Apollo 17

31. Leif Erikson

32. Andrew Johnson

33. The Articles of Confederation

34. 13

35. The Stamp Act by the British Govt.

36. The Battle of Appomattox Court House.

37. Andrew Johnson

38.  Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy.

The US is full of fabulous historical events, places and people. What’s your favourite US history fact or US history trivia question?

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