American History Part 1

How well do you know your American History?
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Last updated: April 17, 2015
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Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on which day in 1826?
July 4th
There were 2 Tea Parties in December of 1773. One in Boston and a much larger one 9 days later in which state?
Who defended the Redcoats who killed 5 colonists at the Boston Massacre?
John Adams
Who is considered to be the Father of the modern Democratic party?
Martin Van Buren
Who was the first President to function from Washington DC?
Thomas Jefferson
Who was the "Sage of Philadelphia"?
Ben Franklin
Who was the last President to wear a powdered wig?
James Monroe
Who led the Hessian army captured in by Washington in Trenton on Christmas day 1776?
Johann Rall
Who rode with Paul Revere to warn the British were coming?
William Dawes
How many men signed the Declaration of Independence?
Who said, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" before being executed?
Nathan Hale
Who was the doctor who aided and conspired with John Wilkes Booth in Lincoln's assassination?
Samuel A. Mudd
Who is America named after?
Amerigo Vespucci
What is the oldest floating commissioned American warship?
The USS Constitution
Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death."?
Patrick Henry
Level 75
Apr 9, 2015
I typed Constitution for the ship. Didn't realize we had to add the USS to it.
Level 75
Apr 9, 2015
I just took the quiz again. Not only do we have to add USS, but we have to add The as well. Also, you accept surnames only for Franklin, Jefferson, Monroe, etc., but not for John Adams and Amerigo Vespucci.
Level 40
May 11, 2015
There were multiple John Adams that were President. Just typing Adams for an answer is wrong there.
Level 83
Apr 11, 2015
You need to work on type-ins. Sometimes last names work, other times they don't. I tried "Constitution," "USS Constitution," and "Old Ironsides" but none of these answers were accepted.
Level 83
Apr 11, 2015
Also I think you mean the Philadelphia tea party in 1773, even though it happened on the Delaware River... it was in Philadelphia. I tried Philadelphia. and Delaware is not a city it's a state.
Level 40
May 11, 2015
No, I mean the Delaware Tea party 9 days after the Boston Tea party. It is extremely rare to find information on it because even though it was more than twice the size, it didn't have someone like Sam Adams there to publicize it.
Level 83
Apr 11, 2015
And Jefferson was the founder of the Democratic party, not Van Buren. Though Wikipedia says the "modern Democratic party" arose in the 1830s with the election of Andrew Jackson. Who was also not Martin Van Buren.
Level 40
May 11, 2015
No. You are wrong. Jefferson is closely related to the modern Republican party. Van Buren started the party, even though they are called Jacksonian Democrats to try and insure the continuation of slavery. He thought the best way to take slavery off the debate table was to overload the congress and the White House with not only southerners, but also southern minded Northerners. The modern Democratic party was created for the sole purpose of staying in power to control the slave debate and was the brainchild of none other than Martin Van Buren.