U.S. History Pretest
1. When did Columbus discover the New World?2. What was the date of the Declaration of Independence?3. How many amendments are in the Bill of Rights?4. Who was the first President of the United States?5. What was the name of the war fought over Kuwait in 1991?6. When was the Vietnam War?7. Name the leader of the American Army during the Revolutionary War?8. What major event affected millions of Americans during the 1930’s?9. Who was the President during the Civil War?10. Which amendment protects the right to bear arms?11. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?12. Who led the Southern Armies in the Civil War?13. Which President made the decision to drop the atomic bomb?14. The Watergate scandal led to the resignation of which President?15. What American invented the lightbulb?16. Who was the only handicapped President?17. What happened on Dec. 7, 1941?18. Who led Allied forces in WWII and later became President?19. Which President was killed in 1963?20. Who was the 2
President?21. What was the system of separating the races called?22. What conservative President was once a famous Hollywood actor?23. What was the name of the missions to the moon?24. What was the name of the first mass produced automobile?25. Who was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement?26. Who was President before Bill Clinton?27. Name the inventor of the telephone?28. This woman promoted women’s suffrage and has her picture on a coin?29. When was gold discovered in California?30. Who wrote the Emancipation Proclamation?31. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”32. “We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union…”33. “I have a dream”34. “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”35. “Fourscore and seven years ago, our fore fathers brought forth upon this continent”36. “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”37. Cultural hero who sang “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t be cruel”38. Comical star of early silent movie with “Little Tramp” character 39. Who was the first person to fly over the Atlantic Ocean?40. Sportshero of the 1920’s NY Yankees?41. General who led Union forces in the Civil War and became President?42. What is the name of the famed invasion of Normandy in WW II?43. “Blond Bombshell” of the 1950’s?44. Famous concert in rural Ny in the summer of 1969?45. What war did we fight in the 1950’s?46. What group of people came to America on the Mayflower?47. When did the Cold War end?48. Which Amendment gives you the right to remain silent?49. What Pennsylvania battle was the turning point of the Civil War?50. Name the President during World War II?