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The United States -- a young country that can already fill entire history books. From Native American history through the American Revolution and Civil War to more recent events, you will find a wide range of fascinating quizzes on U.S. historical topics here.

See how much you remember about the growth and development of the United States!
Play U.S. History Topic Mash! (experimental)
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
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1 Early US History
How much do you know about the origins of the United States? Start from Columbus's historic voyage and travel through to the end of the civil war, all in 20 questions!
20 Q
Jan 20 01
36801 plays
2 The American Jewish Community
Here's a chance to learn something about the history of the Jewish community in the United States.
10 Q
Jul 11 08
2226 plays
3 Sorrowful Sound of Freedom
Few Americans can resist a wave of emotion when "Taps" is played. There's an interesting history behind the military's most recognized tune.
10 Q
Jun 13 14
231 plays
4 History Homicide Investigator II
Congratulations! You have just been promoted to the position of History Homicide Investigator II. Your assignment will be to identify the alleged or actual "shooter" in these cases. Remembering your high school U.S. History lessons will be a plus.
10 Q
Nov 01 08
6990 plays
5 Old Glory: III
With the revolution won, the former colonials, now Americans, seek a stable government and a common national identity.
25 Q
Nov 13 13
471 plays
6 Ninth Grade U.S. History
This is a quiz about various aspects of United States History. If you are a history buff you will find this easy. If you didn't pay attention in your high school history class you might have trouble with this one.
10 Q
Dec 01 06
31998 plays
7 Quotations from Famous American Speeches 2
The purpose of this quiz is to identify who said these excerpts from famous speeches in American history.
10 Q
Sep 14 11
1647 plays
8 Advanced Placement U.S. History
When some of us went to high school everyone took the same level of courses. Now high schools have Advanced Placement courses which can give students college credit if they do well. Here is your first Advanced Placement quiz!
10 Q
Dec 18 06
16200 plays
9 American Tragedies
America has had its share of human tragedies over the years. This quiz is about some of those famous tragic events. See how many you remember. Good luck!
10 Q
Jul 03 07
15765 plays
10 Famous Taverns in U.S. History
Taverns have played a surprisingly central role in the history of the United States. Here are questions on 10 such taverns.
10 Q
Aug 22 08
1410 plays
11 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!
10 Q
Dec 06 06
28992 plays
12 I'll Second That!
There are many important seconds in United States history that aren't thought about often. Here's a few! I hope you enjoy this quiz!
10 Q
May 22 09
2691 plays
13 Ninth grade U.S. History: Part 2
Here are some more questions that a typical ninth grade student might see in United States History class. Let's see how much you remember from those days!
10 Q
Dec 22 06
21204 plays
14 Quotations from Famous American Speeches 1
The purpose of this quiz is to identify these excerpts from famous speeches in American history.
10 Q
Sep 08 11
1278 plays
15 Questionable Historic Sites
This quiz is inspired by James Loewen's book "Lies Across America", which questions the way monuments present American history. In other words, historic sites do not always tell the whole truth.
10 Q
Dec 16 04
5178 plays
16 Average Middle School U.S History
If you were in middle school today you might be expected to know the answers to most of these questions. Let's see how much you remember.
10 Q
Dec 14 06
19854 plays
17 American History - Mixed Bag 2
Let's see what you know about the history of the good old US of A.
15 Q
Feb 15 09
5307 plays
18 Notorious Historical American Firsts
Not all historical firsts in American history were stellar events. This quiz will explore some of history's notorious and infamous firsts.
10 Q
Nov 29 06
5052 plays
19 American Historical Associations
Remember that eighth or ninth grade American History class? Let's see if you recall who was associated with what.
10 Q
Jun 26 12
795 plays
20 15 Minutes in the Midwest During the 21st Century
Team quiz by Midwest USA Players
Over time many people have been front and center in the news gaining their fifteen minutes of fame. Here are ten questions based on people who achieved their fame in the Midwest.
10 Q
Feb 14 11
999 plays
21 Early History of the US Pacific Northwest
The Pacific Northwest has had a rich and varied history in a comparatively short time. Let's find out more about it.
10 Q
Jan 04 10
765 plays
22 You Want to Join the US Marines?
Listen Up! Do you think you have what it takes? Are you a lean, mean fighting machine? If you are,then welcome to Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. Urrah!
10 Q
Dec 06 12
714 plays
23 American History Classroom Review
This quiz was created for my students as a review for their final in American History.
10 Q
May 07 11
2919 plays
24 Old Glory: II
The war has already begun, but it shall be a test of courage and endurance for the young, "not-quite" nation. This is the first test, but definitely not last, of the United States' right to exist as a nation.
25 Q
Nov 11 13
345 plays
25 Old Glory: IV
It's 1812 and war is on the horizon. The United States, with impressment on the high seas and the rise of Tecumseh in the west, considers the possibility of waging war on the British Empire once again.
25 Q
Nov 23 13
354 plays
26 History of the United States of America Part 1
This quiz covers U.S. history from its formation to 1820.
10 Q
Apr 02 13
1587 plays
27 Trifling Tidbits of American History
Some historical minutia for you to ponder. Have fun!
10 Q
Nov 29 00
5577 plays
28 United States History
Yes, you may live in the United States, but how much do you really know about the history?
10 Q
Mar 05 07
11136 plays
29 Things Every American Should Know
Here are some questions about American history. These are facts that every American should know.
20 Q
Nov 29 06
9831 plays
30 A People's History
This quiz is based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" (2003 edition). This quiz covers over 500 years of American History that is often overlooked in textbooks.
20 Q
Jan 02 07
3879 plays
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* After Abraham Lincoln took office, he asked his 7 Cabinet members for their advice on whether he should try to hold onto Fort Sumter. At the initial meeting, how many answered in the affirmative?

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