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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
Great Britain
France
Mexico
2. What was the name of a Native American woman who helped Lewis and Clark as guide and interpreter in their expedition?
Sarah Winnemucca
Sacagawea
Lozen
Pocahontas
3. In which city Lewis and Clark, together with their team of over 40 men, began their expedition in 1804?
Kansas City
St. Louis
Chicago
Indianapolis
4. In what war was the White House burned?
American Civil War
Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Mexican-American War
5. The United States declared war on which nation in 1812?
Britain
France
Mexico
Spain
6. Which treaty ended the War of 1812?
Treaty of Versailles
Maastricht Treaty
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Treaty of Ghent
7. Where were the Native American tribes forced to march during the Trail of Tears?
Colorado
Texas
Oklahoma
Arizona
8. Which city was named after the Leader of the Texas Revolution?
Dallas
Houston
Beaumont
Austin
9. In what state did the Battle of Alamo take place in 1836?
Arizona
New Mexico
Georgia
Texas
10. In what war was American folk hero Davy Crockett killed?
War of 1812
American Revolutionary War
Texas Revolution
American Civil War
11. The conflict of the Mexican-American War was a conflict over the ownership of what state?
New Mexico
Texas
Louisiana
Arizona
12. Who was the Mexican general who led forces against the US invasion during Mexican-American War?
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Jos Maria de Yermo y Parres
Emiliano Zapata
Pancho Villa
13. Which city was taken by American forces, leading to an end to the Mexican-American War?
Juarez
Vera Cruz
Mexico City
Guadalajara
14. Gettysburg is the most notorious and bloody battles in what war?
Revolutionary War
Mexican-American War
American Civil War
War of 1812
15. Where was the first gold rush in the world?
Arizona
Missouri
Alaska
California
16. What main political issue(s) led to the American Civil War?
federal rights
slavery and states rights
a lack of civility
territory
17. Where did American Civil War begin?
Gettysburg
Portland
Fort Sumter
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
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
Hudson bay
Mississippi rover
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?
George Armstrong Custer
Douglas MacArthur
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses S. Grant
21. Which US president declared freedom for slaves during the American Civil War?
Andrew Johnson
Jefferson Davis
Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant
22. Who was the president of the Confederate States of America during American Civil War?
Ulysses S. Grant
Abraham Lincoln
Jefferson Davis
Andrew Johnson
23. Which American city was caught in a great fire in 1871?
New Orleans
Philadelphia
Chicago
Boston
24. What country gave the Statue of Liberty as a gift to the United States in 1885?
Germany
Italy
Great Britain
France
25. Which nation declared war on the US in 1898 because the US supported the Cuban struggle for independence?
France
Italy
Spain
Britain
2 Comments
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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!