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What was the first American state?

Maryland

Virginia

Pennsylvania

Delaware

Delaware
Delaware is the first official US state, according to the Constitution. It approved the Constitution on December 7, 1787, when all 30 delegates to the Delaware Constitutional Convention signed it, effectively ending Delaware’s status as a British colony.

Where was the Declaration of Independence Signed?

Washington D.C.

Boston, MA

New York City, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA
August 2, 1776, is one of the most important but least celebrated days in American history when 56 members of the Second Continental Congress started signing the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

Which is NOT one of the Three Branches of the US Government?

Judicial Branch

Authoritative Branch

Legislative Branch

Executive Branch

Authoritative Branch
To maintain the separation of powers, the United States Three branches make up federal government. Legislative, judicial, and executive powers are all available. Each part of government has its own powers and responsibilities, including cooperating with the other branches, to ensure that the government is effective and individuals’ rights are maintained.

What was the turning point in the Civil War for the North?

Battle of Fort Sumter

Battle of Wilson’s Creek

Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Saratoga

Battle of Gettysburg
The Union’s final triumph at Gettysburg would strengthen the North’s morale and put an end to Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s daring invasion strategy.

Which one of these Presidents is NOT on Mount Rushmore?

James Madison

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

Theodore Roosevelt

James Madison
Mount Rushmore was carved by master carver Gutzon Borglum to honor America’s first 150 years as a free republic. The four presidents were chosen to “commemorate the founding, expansion, preservation, and progress of the United States of America,” according to Borglum.

What year did the US declare its independence against Britain?

1776

1766

1770

1784

1776
The 13 American colonies cut their political ties with Great Britain by issuing the Declaration of Independence, which was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

What is the 2nd Amendment?

The right to free speech

Prohibits cruel and unusual punishment

The right to bear arms

Abolished slavery

The right to bear arms
The 2nd amendment states that: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”

Which is the longest river in the US?

Mississippi River

Yukon River

Missouri River

Rio Grande River

Missouri River
The Missouri River runs through seven states in the United States: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri.

In what year did women in the US get the right to vote?

1940

1884

1920

1902

1920
The United States Constitution’s 19th Amendment The Women’s Suffrage Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920, putting an end to nearly a century of opposition.

Which is the national bird of the US?

Blue Jay

The Bald Eagle

American Crow

Northern Cardinal

The Bald Eagle
The bald eagle has been the national bird of the United States since 1782, when it was shown on our country’s Great Seal with its wings spread wide. It can be found in numerous government buildings and on official documents, making it America’s most photographed bird.

Who is on the US $2 Bill?

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

Alexander Hamilton

Thomas Jefferson
On the front of the $2 note is a portrait of Thomas Jefferson, and on the back is a vignette depicting the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Which is NOT a requirement to become a US President?

Parents are Natural Born Citizens

Minimum 35 Years Old

Natural Born Citizen

Lived in the US for Minimum 14 Years

Parents are Natural Born Citizens
According to Article II of the United States Constitution, The president must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years old, and have lived in the country for 14 years.

Every President has stayed at the White House besides ONE…who was it?

George Washington

Martin Van Buren

Abraham Lincoln

John Adams

George Washington
Despite the fact that President Washington oversaw its construction, he never lived there. The White House’s first tenants, President John Adams and his wife, Abigail, did not move in until 1800, when it was virtually completed.

How old was the person who designed the current US flag?

24

17

31

42

17
When Robert G. Heft was 17 years old, he drew the current United States flag as a school project in Lancaster, Ohio.

Which is the world’s largest Veterans’ Organization?

The American Legion

Disabled American Veterans

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The American Legion
With approximately 2 million members and over 12,000 posts around the country, the American Legion is the biggest veterans’ service organization in the world.

The term “E Pluribus Unum” means what?

“United we Stand”

“One From Many”

“Sweet Land of Liberty”

“In God we Trust”

“One From Many”
“One from Many” – This Latin phrase was a strong statement of the American will to build a unified nation from a collection of states.

Who was the first and only president to resign?

Richard Nixon

Jimmy Carter

Bill Clinton

Lyndon B. Johnson

Richard Nixon
Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974, facing possible impeachment for his role in the cover-up.

What do the 13 Red and White Stripes on the US Flag stand for?

13 Authors of the Constitution

13 Original Colonies

13 Revolutionary War Generals

13 Years of War to Gain Independence

13 Original Colonies
The stripes represent the 13 original colonies, while the stars represent the Union’s 50 states.

What was the last state to join the United States of America?

Alaska

Hawaii

New Mexico

Arizona

Hawaii
Hawaii was the last state to join the U.S. on August 21, 1959.

What do the seven spikes on The Statue of Liberty’s head stand for?

The Seven war generals in the American Revolution

Seven wonders of the world

The Seven Seas and Seven Continents of the World

The Seven war generals in the American Revolution

The Seven Seas and Seven Continents of the World
The crown of the statue includes seven spikes, signifying the world’s seven oceans and continents and stressing her message of welcome, inclusion, and freedom.

What was the highest denomination of US currency ever to circulate publicly?

1000

100

10000

500

10000
The $10,000 bill was the world’s largest denomination ever printed for public consumption. It was designed to transmit funds between Federal Reserve Banks rather than to pass through retail transactions.

Who was the 45th President of the United States?

Joe Biden

Donald Trump

George W Bush

Barrack Obama

Donald Trump
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) was the 45th President of the United States from 2017 to 2021.

Which US President served four terms in office?

John F. Kennedy

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Richard Nixon

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president elected to a third term on November 5, 1940, breaking a long-standing pattern that began with George Washington. Roosevelt would go on to run for a fourth term and win it, taking office on January 20, 1945.

Which colonist had the LARGEST signature on the Declaration of Independence?

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson

John Adams

John Hancock

John Hancock
John Hancock, the president of the Congress, was the first and largest signature in the Declaration of Independence.

In 1867, the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia. How much did the US pay?

$7.2 million

$22.4 million

$65.1 million

$193.7 million

$7.2 million
On March 30, 1867, the United States and Russia concluded an agreement to buy Alaska for $7.2 million. Secretary of State William Seward and Russian Minister to the United States Edouard de Stoeckl negotiated and signed the Treaty with Russia. The purchase of Alaska was dubbed “Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox” by critics.

Why is the US Flag commonly folded into a triangle?

It fits best in a storage case

It resembles a tri-cornered hat

It represents respect

It’s the most efficient for storing

It resembles a tri-cornered hat
The flag is folded into a triangle to imitate a tri-cornered hat used by George Washington and other Continental Army soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

How many electoral college votes does a President need to win? (Minimum number)

266

272

270

268

270
To become President or Vice President, a candidate must earn 270 of the 538 electoral votes. If a presidential contender does not receive 270 votes, the House will elect the President from among the three people who received the most electoral votes.

Which was the first permanent English settlement, which was founded in 1607?

Georgetown

Roanoke

Jamestown

Plymouth

Jamestown
104 English men and boys came in North America in 1607 to establish a colony. They chose Jamestown, Virginia for their foundation on May 13, and it became the first permanent English settlement in North America, named after their King, James I.

Who/What was “America” named after?

Christopher Columbus

Amerigo Vespucci

The Mandaean star ‘Merica’

Richard Amerike

Amerigo Vespucci
The continent of America was called after Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer who proposed the then-revolutionary idea that the territories Christopher Columbus sailed to in 1492 were part of a separate continent.

Which is the “Official” language of the United States?

Spanish

None of these

French

English

None of these
At the federal level, the United States has no official language. Since at least the 1750s, there has been controversy about whether or not to adopt an official language.

How many presidents of the United States have been assassinated in office?

Two

Five

Four

Six

Four
In the history of the United States, four presidents have been assassinated in less than a century, starting with Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Two previous Presidents, one President-elect, and one ex-President had their lives threatened.

How many Terms can a US President Serve?

2 Terms

3 Terms

4 Terms

5 Terms

2 Terms
A president’s term is limited to two terms under the amendment. If a person succeeds to the presidency without being elected and serves for less than two years, he is eligible to run for two full terms; otherwise, a person ascending to the presidency can only serve one elected term.

Which US monument has this inscription, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal?”

White House

Washington Monument

Jefferson Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Jefferson Memorial
The Jefferson Memorial was created to honor Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the architect and primary author of the United States Declaration of Independence, and a champion of national independence and personal spiritual freedom.

Where was the Pledge of Allegiance first published?

The McGuffy Reader

The Youth’s Companion

The Constitution

The Washington Post

The Youth’s Companion
Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag, pledge allegiance to the United States flag. On September 8, 1892, it was initially published in the juvenile periodical The Youth’s Companion.

Income tax was first started during which war?

Civil War

Revolutionary War

World War 1

Vietnam War

Civil War
The financial requirements of the Civil War prompted the first American income tax in 1861.

Why is there a crack in the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA?

Cracked on a test strike

The bell was dropped during installation

Cracked during a bombing in war

Struck by lightning

Cracked on a test strike
The bell was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London and arrived in Philadelphia in August 1752. The metal fractured during a test strike because it was too fragile, and it had to be recast again.

Before Washington DC, where was the US’ previous capital?

Charleston, SC

Philadelphia, PA

Boston, MA

New York City, NY

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia was designated as a temporary capital for 10 years (until December 1800) as part of the Act, until the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. was ready.

Who said the famous quote: “Give me liberty, or give me death”?

Paul Revere

Patrick Henry

Ben Franklin

George Washington

Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry, speaking at a Virginia assembly on March 23, 1775, predicted the approaching revolution when he supposedly pleaded: “Give me liberty or give me death!” ”

What is the Bill of Rights?

First 10 Statements against the British

First 10 Statements in the Declaration of Independence

First 10 Amendments of the Constitution

First 10 Arguments in the Emancipation Proclamation

First 10 Amendments of the Constitution
The first ten amendments to the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. It outlines the rights of Americans in connection to their government.

What was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine to convince colonists that it was time to become independent from Britain?

Olive Branch Petition

The Constitution

Common Sense

Declaration of Independence

Common Sense
Common Sense is a 47-page pamphlet published by Thomas Paine in 1775–1776 to encourage citizens in the Thirteen Colonies to declare independence from Great Britain. Paine marshaled moral and political arguments in simple and appealing writing to persuade regular people in the Colonies to struggle for egalitarian rule.

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