American history

I just took a history quiz that covered mostly basic stuff, or included completely random trivia that only a pretty hardcore junkie would know. If you know that basic stuff, you're considered a "True Patriot." To me, a "true patriot" would know a lot more about history than most people"”not just the basics but some of the more substantive details as well. All in all, a goofy quiz.

I've tried to make this quiz truly cover the gamut. I've thrown in a few questions I think any American citizen should be able to answer, a few more for those with an above-average interest in the subject, and then some for those who have Ambrose and McCullough on their bookshelves. Good luck"”and no Googling!

Created by: Clint

  1. Which is the correct chronological order for the following events?
  2. What was Thomas Jefferson's signature policy achievement as president?
  3. Where did the Civil War begin?
  4. What was Andrew Jackson's nickname?
  5. Who uttered the famous words, "I have not yet begun to fight!"
  6. Which two great battles marked the beginning of the end of the Civil War for the South?
  7. Who uttered the famous last words, "Don't give up the ship!"
  8. Which document contains the passage, "We hold these truths to be self-evident...."
  9. Which battle spelled the beginning of the end of WWII for the Japanese?
  10. What military role was Dwight D. Eisenhower famous for prior to being President?
  11. Who were the first four presidents of the United States, in order?
  12. Which president came to be known for "stagflation," the combination of high interest rates and high inflation?
  13. Who was president when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred?
  14. Which president issued the Emancipation Proclamation?
  15. Who among the following was an Indian war leader in the battle against General George Custer at Little Big Horn?

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