Quiz: Can You Score 24/30 on This Difficult American History Quiz?
Can You Score 24/30 on This Difficult American History Quiz?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

On July 4, 1776, a new nation declared itself in the Declaration of Independence, a document unique in the history of humankind. In the Declaration, the United States (rather politely) indicated that it intended to separate from Britain and establish a new country. King Henry responded with death threats, but it was too late – America's story had already begun. What do you know about the history of the United States?

You probably already know that America isn’t a pure democracy. Instead, it’s a type of republic, one that allows its people to vote for their leaders. What do you know about the men and women who helped America emerge from the backwaters of the world into a true superpower?

From the start, America has experienced plenty of armed conflict, sometimes by no intentions of its own. Do you know the deadliest battles in this nation’s history? And do recall the wars that the United States found simply to maintain its own survival?

Revolutions and World Wars aside, American ingenuity has played a role in technological and democratic advances in the lives of countless people, but its society has inflicted a share of hardship, too. Let’s see if you really know the failures and the triumphs of the United States in our history quiz!

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