Quiz: Can You Pass This American General Knowledge Quiz?
Can You Pass This American General Knowledge Quiz?
By: Allison Lips
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About This Quiz

American history can be complex. The United States is a country that consists of 50 states and many territories. Each one has its own history along with a history that it shares with the rest of the country. However, there are some things every American is expected to know. Despite the fact that the average American goes through 12 years of history classes, we still only learn a fraction of the country's history.

There are some facts every class covers. Everyone knows the United States started as a collection of British colonies. We all know George Washington was a famous Revolutionary War general who became the first United States president. We also know that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, which forced the United States into World War II. But, do you know how many terms Franklin Delano Roosevelt served? Or who wrote the Constitution? Or who authored of the Declaration of Independence? These are all things covered in school that most of us forget over time. This quiz will give you a chance to prove you remember!

This quiz covers everything from the Revolutionary War to the Supreme Court to the moon landing. Do you have what it takes to ace this quiz?  If so, prove that you are an expect on these basic facts with this American General Knowledge Quiz!

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Who was the first president of the United States?
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How many terms was Franklin Delano Roosevelt elected president for?
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In which city was John F Kennedy assassinated?
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Which country helped the United States in the Revolutionary War?
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In which war did the British burn down the White House?
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Which state is not one of the original 13 colonies?
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Who was the president of the Confederate States of America?
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Which event are 49ers associated with?
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Which Revolutionary War figure defected to the British?
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In which city was the Declaration of Independence signed?
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Which New York island served as an immigration station from 1892 to 1954?
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Who is the only president never to have been elected as president or vice president?
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Which amendment is the only one to have been repealed?
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What plot of land did the United States buy from France?
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Before she was overthrown, which state did Queen Lili'uokalani rule?
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Where was Abraham Lincoln shot?
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Who was the first secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury?
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In 1776, which important U.S. document was signed?
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Which president's face is not on Mount Rushmore?
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How many Supreme Court justices currently serve on the nation's highest court?
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What year did the United States send a man to the moon?
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Which state became the first to ratify the Constitution?
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What was the name of President Franklin Roosevelt's first lady?
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Which country sold Alaska to the United States?
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Which country was not a U.S. ally in World War I?
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What was the belief that the United States should own all the land between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans called?
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The father of the Constitution is which president?
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