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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?
Great Britain
France
Spain
Mexico
2. What was the name of a Native American woman who helped Lewis and Clark as guide and interpreter in their expedition?
Pocahontas
Sacagawea
Sarah Winnemucca
Lozen
3. In which city Lewis and Clark, together with their team of over 40 men, began their expedition in 1804?
Kansas City
Indianapolis
Chicago
St. Louis
4. In what war was the White House burned?
American Civil War
War of 1812
Mexican-American War
Revolutionary War
5. The United States declared war on which nation in 1812?
Britain
Spain
Mexico
France
6. Which treaty ended the War of 1812?
Maastricht Treaty
Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Ghent
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
7. Where were the Native American tribes forced to march during the Trail of Tears?
Texas
Colorado
Arizona
Oklahoma
8. Which city was named after the Leader of the Texas Revolution?
Beaumont
Houston
Dallas
Austin
9. In what state did the Battle of Alamo take place in 1836?
Texas
Georgia
Arizona
New Mexico
10. In what war was American folk hero Davy Crockett killed?
War of 1812
American Revolutionary War
American Civil War
Texas Revolution
11. The conflict of the Mexican-American War was a conflict over the ownership of what state?
Arizona
New Mexico
Texas
Louisiana
12. Who was the Mexican general who led forces against the US invasion during Mexican-American War?
Emiliano Zapata
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Jos Maria de Yermo y Parres
Pancho Villa
13. Which city was taken by American forces, leading to an end to the Mexican-American War?
Juarez
Mexico City
Guadalajara
Vera Cruz
14. Gettysburg is the most notorious and bloody battles in what war?
Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Mexican-American War
American Civil War
15. Where was the first gold rush in the world?
Alaska
California
Missouri
Arizona
16. What main political issue(s) led to the American Civil War?
territory
a lack of civility
slavery and states rights
federal rights
17. Where did American Civil War begin?
Portland
Fort Sumter
Gettysburg
Fredericksburg
18. The Deep South famously seceded during American Civil War. What nation was formed of the seven states?
Union States of America
Northern States of America
Confederate States of America
Southern States of America
19. Which body of water did not see any action during the American Civil War?
Atlantic ocean
Gulf of Mexico
Mississippi rover
Hudson bay
20. "There will be blood..." Who was the bloodiest general of the American Civil War, losing the most soldiers under his command?
George Armstrong Custer
Ulysses S. Grant
Robert E. Lee
Douglas MacArthur
21. Which US president declared freedom for slaves during the American Civil War?
Ulysses S. Grant
Abraham Lincoln
Jefferson Davis
Andrew Johnson
22. Who was the president of the Confederate States of America during American Civil War?
Jefferson Davis
Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant
Andrew Johnson
23. Which American city was caught in a great fire in 1871?
New Orleans
Boston
Philadelphia
Chicago
24. What country gave the Statue of Liberty as a gift to the United States in 1885?
Germany
Great Britain
Italy
France
25. Which nation declared war on the US in 1898 because the US supported the Cuban struggle for independence?
Italy
France
Spain
Britain
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Level 85
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!