American History Xtreme Multiple Choice

How American are you?
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Last updated: November 8, 2020
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1. Who was the 16th president of the United States?
Ulysses S. Grant
Millard Fillmore
Abraham Lincoln
Benjamin Franklin
2. What document was the United States founded upon before the ratification of the Constitution?
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The Bill of Rights
The Magna Carta
3. Which of the following happened under the presidency of Millard Fillmore?
The opening of Japan's ports
The completion of the Capitol Building
The Louisiana Purchase
The attack on Fort Sumter
4. Which country was the first to recognize the sovereignty of the United States?
The United Kingdom
The Netherlands
5. If the President and the Vice President die, who is next in succession for the presidency?
The Secretary of State
The Speaker of the House of Representatives
The Attorney General
The Secretary of the Treasury
6. Which of the following presidents did not succeed the presidency when the previous died or left office?
Calvin Coolidge
Theodore Roosevelt
Andrew Johnson
Harry Truman
7. What did the 19th Amendment to the Constitution do?
Prohibited the sale of alcohol except under specific circumstances
Ended voting discrimination by sex
Made slavery illegal
Determined the presidential line of succession
8. In which war did the United States first use war balloons?
The Mexican American War
The American Civil War
The Spanish American War
World War I
9. Which Indigenous American Nation was the last one to be at war (as in both sides used official military force) with the United States?
10. With which country did the United States fight its first declared foreign war after the Revolutionary War?
British Empire
Gran Colombia
New Spain
11. What event caused the United States to join the Entente in World War I?
Germany sinking The Lusitania with US passengers on board
The alleged interception of the Zimmerman Telegram
The German invasion of Belgium
The Assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand
12. Which book caused massive changes in the American Food industry?
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith
13. The United States has only ever lost three armed conflicts it was involved in (not including inconclusive results or civil wars with few American troops.).Which one of these did the United States not lose?
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Formosa Expedition
The American-Vietnam War
The War in South Zaire
14. Which American President was elected by a political machine?
Warren Harding
Zachary Taylor
Chester Arthur
Richard Nixon
15. Slavery was made illegal in the United States by the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution except in the case of what?
Illegal Immigrants
Indentured Servitude
Level 37
Sep 15, 2019
Actually, the first nation to recognize the USA was the Netherlands (on the island of St. Eustatius [Statia] in the Caribbean) whose governor, Johannes de Graaf returned the 13 gun salute of American merchant ship, Andrew Doria on November 26, 1776.
Level 71
Sep 16, 2019
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Aug 4, 2020
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