American History Quiz & Questions

American history is filled with powerful figures, great tales and plenty of fascinating trivia reaching back to the days of the Founding Fathers, to the Moon landing and tech revolution. Our American History template looks to cover all major US events and challenge that historical knowledge.

US History Quiz
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American History Trivia

American History is so vast and interesting that even we couldn’t fit it all into one template. Luckily for you, however, we’re generous and want to give you some more trivia questions. Feel free to include them in your own Menti or use them for a pop quiz.  

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • New York

2. What was New York’s original name?

  • New Holland
  • New Rotterdam 
  • New Amsterdam

3. Which Native American tribe came from ​​the North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota area?

  • Apache
  • Cherokee
  • Sioux

4. General Robert E. Lee famously lost the Battle of Gettysburg but who was the winning General?

  • George McClellan
  • George Meade
  • George Henry Thomas

5. Which important US figure does NOT appear on both a US coin AND banknote?

  • George Washington 
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Abraham Lincoln

6. The Invasion of Normandy was known by what codename?

  • Operation Overlord
  • Operation Overwatch
  • Operation Barbarossa

7. For her work on the Underground Railroad,  what nickname did Harriett Tubman receive?

  • Messiah
  • St. Joan 
  • Moses

8. Who was the only man from the Apollo 11 mission NOT to walk on the Moon?

  • James Connolly
  • Michael Collins
  • Patrick Pearse

9. Which First Lady was active in the ‘Just Say No’ movement?

  • Eleanor Carter
  • Betty Ford
  • Nancy Reagan

10. In 2004 what baseball team ended an 85 year championship drought?

  • Boston Red Sox
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Philadelphia Phillies

Trivia Questions

11. In front of what memorial did Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous ‘I have a Dream’ speech ?

12. On what date was the Declaration of Independence signed?

13. Which President attended the Yalta Conference?

14. What achievement is Amelia Earhart best known for?

15. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from what European country?

16. What was the first US state admitted to the Union?

17. True or False: William Henry Harrison only served as US President for 31 days?

18. What was the last currency to be used in the US before the Dollar?

19. How many US Presidents have been assassinated? 

20. In what state was George Washington born?

21. What was the pseudonym of FBI agent Mark Felt who provided details of the Watergate Scandal to The Washington Post?

22. Edward Snowden revealed information about what intelligence service?


1. Philadelphia

2. New Amsterdam

3. Sioux

4. George Meade

5. Benjamin Franklin

6. Operation Overlord

7. Moses

8. Michael Collins

9. Nancy Reagan

10. Boston Red Sox

11. The Lincoln Memorial

12. August 2nd, 1776

13. Franklin D. Roosevelt

14. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

15. France

16. Delaware

17. True

18. Continental currency

19. 4

20. Virginia

21. Deep Throat

22. The CIA

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