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American History 1800s

A New Nation: 1800–1849, Civil War and Reconstruction: 1850–1899
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1. In 1803 the Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition of the territory by the United States from which country?
Spain
Mexico
France
Great Britain
2. What was the name of a Native American woman who helped Lewis and Clark as guide and interpreter in their expedition?
Sacagawea
Pocahontas
Sarah Winnemucca
Lozen
3. In which city Lewis and Clark, together with their team of over 40 men, began their expedition in 1804?
Indianapolis
Kansas City
St. Louis
Chicago
4. In what war was the White House burned?
Revolutionary War
Mexican-American War
American Civil War
War of 1812
5. The United States declared war on which nation in 1812?
France
Britain
Spain
Mexico
6. Which treaty ended the War of 1812?
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Ghent
Maastricht Treaty
7. Where were the Native American tribes forced to march during the Trail of Tears?
Arizona
Colorado
Oklahoma
Texas
8. Which city was named after the Leader of the Texas Revolution?
Houston
Beaumont
Austin
Dallas
9. In what state did the Battle of Alamo take place in 1836?
Georgia
New Mexico
Arizona
Texas
10. In what war was American folk hero Davy Crockett killed?
American Revolutionary War
Texas Revolution
American Civil War
War of 1812
11. The conflict of the Mexican-American War was a conflict over the ownership of what state?
New Mexico
Louisiana
Arizona
Texas
12. Who was the Mexican general who led forces against the US invasion during Mexican-American War?
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Pancho Villa
Emiliano Zapata
Jos Maria de Yermo y Parres
13. Which city was taken by American forces, leading to an end to the Mexican-American War?
Guadalajara
Mexico City
Juarez
Vera Cruz
14. Gettysburg is the most notorious and bloody battles in what war?
American Civil War
Mexican-American War
Revolutionary War
War of 1812
15. Where was the first gold rush in the world?
Alaska
Arizona
California
Missouri
16. What main political issue(s) led to the American Civil War?
slavery and states rights
territory
a lack of civility
federal rights
17. Where did American Civil War begin?
Fort Sumter
Gettysburg
Fredericksburg
Portland
18. The Deep South famously seceded during American Civil War. What nation was formed of the seven states?
Northern States of America
Union States of America
Southern States of America
Confederate States of America
19. Which body of water did not see any action during the American Civil War?
Atlantic ocean
Mississippi rover
Hudson bay
Gulf of Mexico
20. "There will be blood..." Who was the bloodiest general of the American Civil War, losing the most soldiers under his command?
Douglas MacArthur
Ulysses S. Grant
Robert E. Lee
George Armstrong Custer
21. Which US president declared freedom for slaves during the American Civil War?
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
Jefferson Davis
Abraham Lincoln
22. Who was the president of the Confederate States of America during American Civil War?
Andrew Johnson
Jefferson Davis
Ulysses S. Grant
Abraham Lincoln
23. Which American city was caught in a great fire in 1871?
Philadelphia
Boston
New Orleans
Chicago
24. What country gave the Statue of Liberty as a gift to the United States in 1885?
France
Italy
Germany
Great Britain
25. Which nation declared war on the US in 1898 because the US supported the Cuban struggle for independence?
Italy
Spain
France
Britain
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Level 82
Feb 8, 2021
One nitpick - the Emancipation Proclamation was issued January 1, 1863 - during the Civil War, not after it.
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Level 53
Feb 8, 2021
Corrected. Thanks for that!