US History 1 - Answers

Published: Sunday 29th January 2012
  1. Who was the first US President to be assassinated? Abraham Lincoln.
  2. Which US General famously said "I shall return"? General Douglas MacArthur.
  3. Who landed at Plymouth Rock in December 1620? The Pilgrim Fathers.
  4. Which religion was founded in New York by Joseph Smith in 1681? The Church of Latter Day Saints [The Mormons].
  5. Which event of 1773 was a precursor of the War of Independence? The Boston Tea Party.
  6. What did the US purchase from Russia in 1867? Alaska.
  7. Which territory broke away from Mexico in 1850 to join the United States? California.
  8. Who was the last British King to rule over the US colonies? King George III
  9. Between which years was the American Civil War fought? 1861-1865.
  10. Which TWO democrats lost Presidential elections to George W Bush? Al Gore [2000] and John Kerry [2004].
  11. Who was the SECOND US President? John Adams.
  12. Which General commanded the Union forces for most of the American Civil War? Ulysses S Grant.
  13. When did the US declare war on Germany in WW1? April 1917.
  14. What did the EIGHTEENTH Amendment to the constitution establish within the US? Prohibition [The banning of the manufacture, sale, import and export of alcohol].
  15. Where did the Bay of Pigs invasion take place? On Cuba.
  16. Who resigned as President as a result of the "Watergate" scandal? Richard M Nixon.
  17. Which SEVEN states broke away to form the Confederate Congress prior to the American Civil War? South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.
  18. Which play was Lincoln watching when he was killed? "Our American Cousin".
  19. Where did Davy Crockett meet his death in 1836? The Alamo.
  20. In which battle did General Custer have his "Last Stand"? The Battle of Little Bighorn.

One Comment

  1. Nate Kerchel says:

    Mormonism was not founded in 1681 – it was 1830.Joseph Smith was not even born until 1805!

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