In 1776, the Founding Fathers of America gathered together in a tense and quarrelsome meeting of the Continental Congress. At issue: whether the colonies of the New World would continue negotiating with their British overlords … or if they’d cast off the monarchy by force. In July of that year, they came to a decision, and the United States of America was born. In this truly American challenge, do you think you have the expertise to master this history quiz?
Before America’s birth, few Westerners had really questioned the royal way of nation building. Kings and queens controlled the fates of their subjects, and that was just how things worked. In the New World, however, men and women wondered what a truly representative government would look like. Do you know how Americans first conceived of their dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
Once the American Revolution was over, the United States set about expanding and settling its territory. Those adventures led to battles and treaties of all kinds, and Manifest Destiny found settlers taming the lands all the way to the Pacific Ocean. What do you know about the settling of the West?
From savage politics to brutal wars, Americans have been a part of many history moments since the 1700s. Take our tough American history quiz now!