How Much Do You Know About American History?

Sadly, many Americans don't know anything about their history, and still consider themselves well-informed citizens. Well, in my humble opinion, you don't have a right to that title unless you can answer at least 80% of these questions.

So do you qualify? Do you really know your American history, or are you fooling yourself? Take this simple 10 question, multiple-choice quiz to find out!

Created by: Anonymous
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1. Which famous American document begins with "We the people"?
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution
JFK's inaugural address
The Gettysburg Address
2. What was the first war that the United States (as an official country) was involved in?
The War of 1812
Revolutionary War
World War I
Spanish-American War
Vietnam War
3. Which president authored the doctrine stating that if the rest of the world didn't (specifically Europe) stay out of America's business and the Western Hemisphere, they'd have to pay?
George W. Bush
FDR
James Monroe
4. Who was the first president to die in office, and who was he replaced by?
William Henry Harrison by James Polk
William Henry Harrison by John Tyler
Abraham Lincoln by Andrew Johnson
James Garfield by Chester Arthur
Abraham Lincoln by Ulysses Grant
5. Where was President Lincoln assassinated?
Ford's Theatre in Washington DC
In his motorcade in Dallas
Outside of a hotel
What's assassinated?
Visiting a battlefield in the Civil War
6. In the early 1900s, this president proclaimed Devil's Tower in Wyoming as the first national monument.
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry Truman
Theodore Roosevelt
Dwight Eisenhower
William Howard Taft
7. The United States entered World War I after what big event?
A Bosnian-Serb student assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
Hitler invaded Poland
A German U-boat sank the British ocean liner Lusitania
Congress was bored so they decided to declare war on Germany
8. December 7th, 1941. What's the significance of this day?
The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor
Someone's birthday
The Germans bombed Pearl Harbor
The Italians bombed Pearl Harbor
9. Who was Nixon's running mate in the election of 1960?
Spiro Agnew
Gerald Ford
Dwight Eisenhower
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
Bob Woodward
Lyndon Johnson
10. In the 2009 election, which major contender won Pennsylvania?
John McCain
Barack Obama
Ralph Nader
It was tied

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