Statistics for Random U.S History General Knowledge

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HintAnswer% Correct
What was France‘s gift to the U.S in 1886?Statue of Liberty
100%
Who was the first man to walk on the moon?Neil Armstrong
95%
Which building in Washington D.C was attacked on September 11th, 2001?Pentagon
93%
Which navy base was bombed in 1941, bringing the U.S into World War II?Pearl Harbor
92%
Which town was famous for witch trials?Salem
90%
What was the name of Martin Luther King's most famous speechI Have a Dream
89%
What was the U.S‘s most important crop in 1830?Cotton
88%
In which city was John F. Kennedy shot?Dallas
88%
What was president Grant's first name?Ulysses
87%
Which country did U.S troops enter in 2003?Iraq
86%
Who shot Abraham Lincoln?John Wilkes Booth
86%
Which city suffered the most from flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina?New Orleans
86%
What was the name of the mission that landed humans on the moon?Apollo
85%
What was the tallest building in the world from 1931-1970?Empire State Building
81%
Which country did Germany ask to invade the U.S in 1917?Mexico
81%
Which cultural icon was used to represent the women working in factories in World War II?{Rosy} the Riveter
81%
From 1820-1860, which country supplied about one-third of all immigrants to the U.S?Ireland
80%
Which city did the United states nuke on August 6, 1945?Nagasaki
80%
Which amendment gave women the right to vote?19th
79%
What term usually refers to the racist laws in place in much of the country prior to the 1960s?{Jim Crow} Laws
79%
What was the first national park?Yellowstone
79%
What is the oldest college in the United States?{Harvard} College
78%
What did the 13th amendment outlaw?Slavery
78%
What are the first three words of the U.S Constitution?We the People
78%
What was the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War?Gettysburg
77%
Which city was famously burned by the British in the War of 1812?Washington D.C
77%
Who was the U.S president in World War I?Woodrow Wilson
77%
What was the first state to ratify the Constitution?Delaware
76%
Which abolitionist helped over 70 enslaved people escape through the underground railroad?Harriet Tubman
76%
What was the original name of New York City?New Amsterdam
76%
What was the first national capital?Philadelphia
76%
During McCarthyism, what were many U.S senators accused of being?Communist
75%
Which state almost went to war with Michigan over the Toledo strip?Ohio
75%
Which city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1906?San Francisco
75%
What epidemic killed around 70,000 Americans in the 1920s?Spanish Flu
75%
What was Franklin D. Roosevelt's middle name?Delano
74%
What was the deadliest war in U.S history?Civil War
72%
What now extinct party did William Harrison and Zachary Taylor belong to?Whig
72%
Who shot Alexander Hamilton?Aaron Burr
70%
Which battle of the Texas Revolution should be remembered?Battle of the {Alamo}
70%
Who led U.S troops in Europe during the Second World War?Dwight D. Eisenhower
70%
Who was the king of England during the American Revolution?George III
70%
Who had the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence?John Hancock
70%
Which U.S state was previously known as "Indian Territory"?Oklahoma
70%
Who commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the Civil War?Robert E. Lee
70%
Which was the first state to secede from the United States?South Carolina
70%
When did the Cold War end?1991
69%
Where was the capital of the Confederacy?Richmond
69%
Which organization's original purpose was catching counterfeit money?{Secret} Service
69%
Who did the 3/5ths compromise apply to?Slaves
69%
Which generation consists of children born following World War II?Baby Boomers
68%
What is the name for the devastating drought that struck the Midwest in the 1930s?Dust Bowl
68%
Which U.S territory gained independence after World War II?Philippines
67%
What did the 18th amendment outlaw?Alcohol
66%
What did happened to Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Andrew Johnson?Impeachment
66%
Who was the first billionaire in the world?John D. Rockefeller
66%
What was Al Capone convicted of?Tax Evasion
66%
Who invented the Cotton Gin?Eli Whitney
65%
Who was the founder of Pennsylvania?William Penn
65%
In what year did the California Gold Rush peak?1849
63%
What is the name of the idea that Americans, as god's chosen people, should control all of North America?Manifest Destiny
63%
Who lived at Monticello?Thomas Jefferson
63%
Who famously accompanied Louis and Clark on their expedition?Sacagawea
61%
Which mid-1800s abolitionist was an escaped slave from Maryland?Frederick Douglass
60%
What battle is usually associated with the Battle of Lexington?Battle of {Concord}
59%
What did Joseph Smith found?Mormonism
59%
Which Native American group experienced the most deaths from the Trail of Tears?Cherokee
58%
What Latin American country did the U.S occupy part of from 1903 to 1979?Panama
58%
Who led the women's suffrage movement of the early 1900s?Susan B. Anthony
57%
Which war began as a result of Texas's statehood?Mexican-American War
56%
Which war was the United States national anthem written about?War of 1812
56%
Who is the only president to be elected twice non-consecutively?Grover Cleveland
55%
What industry was Andrew Carnegie a part of?Steel
55%
Who was the first president of Texas?Sam {Houston}
54%
Who was Abraham Lincoln's vice president during his second term?Andrew Johnson
50%
Which northwestern volcano erupted in 1980, killing fifty-seven people?Mt. Saint Helens
50%
In what modern community did the Pilgrims land?Plymouth
50%
What was Samuel Clemens better known as?Mark Twain
47%
Who sold the Louisiana Territory to the U.S?Napoleon
46%
In which city did Martin Luther King Jr grow up?Atlanta
45%
Crispus Attucks was the first of five person to die in what event?Boston Massacre
44%
In 1893, which country's monarchy was overthrown by U.S citizens, despite condemnation from the U.S?Hawaii
44%
Name one country which the U.S removed missiles from in exchange for the U.S.S.R removing missiles from Cuba.Turkey/Italy
44%
In which city did the U.S.S Maine explode?Havana
43%
What sticky substance flooded Boston streets in 1919?Molasses
43%
What was the largest Native American group in Florida?Seminole
42%
Who had an affair with Maria Reynolds?Alexander Hamilton
40%
Which religious organization made up most of the first settlers of Massachusetts?Puritans
40%
What war did Yellow Journalism have the largest role in causing?Spanish-American War
40%
Who led American troops in the Battle of San Juan Hill?Theodore Roosevelt
40%
What was the first U.S city to host the Olympics?St. Louis
39%
Who was the first Postmaster General?Benjamin Franklin
38%
Which region was the Seven Years War fought over?{Ohio} Valley
37%
Which country first colonized Delaware?Sweden
37%
Who founded the American Red Cross?Clara Barton
36%
What country did the U.S fight the Quasi Wars against?France
35%
What was the first state after the thirteen colonies?Vermont
33%
Which state, other than Missouri, was formed as a result of the Missouri Compromise?Maine
32%
What marks the place where the transcontinental railroad was completed?Golden Spike
29%
Whose cow supposedly started the Great Chicago Fire?Mrs. {O'Leary}
25%
What was the name of the slave with whom Thomas Jefferson likely had an affair?Sally Hemings
23%
Which New England city was the center of the American Industrial Revolution?Lowell
21%
Which secretary of state oversaw the purchase of Alaska from Russia?William Seward
19%
Which company topped the Fortune 500 in 1970?General Motors
18%

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