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Eighth Grade U.S. History Test
"These are topics that a typical eighth grader might be expected to study today. Let's see how much you remember from your school days!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson bought a large amount of land from the French. What was this event called?
The French Affair
During the War of 1812 who was the United States fighting against?
The Constitution was written in 1787 by some of our greatest leaders. In what city did they gather to write the Constitution?
New York City
The Battle of New Orleans happened in 1815. What was so odd about the battle?
The battle was fought with unloaded weapons
The British surrendered after one hour of fighting
The American forces were aided by Chief Crazy Horse and his tribe
The battle was fought two weeks after the War of 1812 had ended
What American woman aided wounded soldiers on the battlefield during the Civil War?
Where was the first hostile action of the Civil War?
Fort Lincoln, Washington, D.C.
Fort Sumter, South Carolina
Fort James, Richmond, Va.
Fort Reno, North Carolina
The Transcontinental Railroad was built to connect both coasts of the United States. One railroad worked from west to east while other workers labored from east to west. In what state did the tracks join to form the Transcontinental Railroad?
What was the name of the document that Abraham Lincoln wrote and later executed that freed the slaves in Confederate states?
The Slavery Decree
The Eleventh Amendment
The Freedman Order
The Emancipation Proclamation
Who won World War II?
The Allied Powers
The Axis Powers
America and England
As World War II was occurring Nazi followers of Hitler were rounding up and killing millions of Jews and other people considered 'undesirable'. What do we call this crime today?
The Nazi Atrocity
Hitler's Greatest Crime
The German Killings
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