History of the United States questions This is a list of recently added questions about history of the United States. Play history of the United States quiz and see all the questions. Who served as the U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams?Timothy Pickering. President Washington appointed Pickering to the position of Postmaster General in 1791. After briefly serving as Secretary of War, he became the Secretary of State in 1795, and remained in that office after President Adams was inaugurated. President Adams dismissed him in 1800 due to Pickering's opposition to peace with France during the Quasi-War.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 33% John MarshallJohn Marshall24Timothy PickeringTimothy Pickering67James MadisonJames Madison24Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson86politicians riddles » Who was the first immigrant to arrive at Ellis Island?Annie Moore. Ellis Island served as the United States' busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. Over 12 million immigrants passed through it during that time period. It has been estimated that close to 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors to Ellis Island.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 18% Jane DoeJane Doe8Joan EllisJoan Ellis21Annie MooreAnnie Moore10Mary Todd LincolnMary Todd Lincoln14peoples riddles » Which U.S. state is the smallest?Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is the smallest of the 50 U.S. states with an area of 3 144 km2. Created by: Ninjaihard 47% DelawareDelaware379New HampshireNew Hampshire434Rhode IslandRhode Island2408HawaiiHawaii1871maps riddles » Which state joined the U.S. most recent?Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States of America, having received statehood on August 21, 1959. In March 1959, Congress passed the Hawaii Admission Act, which U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law. On June 27, 1959, a referendum asked residents of Hawaii to vote on the statehood bill; 94.3% voted in favor of statehood and only 5.7% opposed it.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 39% AlaskaAlaska2907New MexicoNew Mexico915HawaiiHawaii2877ArizonaArizona601borders riddles » What is the record ratification period for an amendment to the United States Constitution?202 years. Amendment XXVII to the United States Constitution prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives. It was submitted by Congress for ratification on September 25, 1789, but became part of the U.S. Constitution on May 5, 1992, completing a record-setting ratification period of 202 years, 7 months, and 10 days.Created by: Ninjaihard 50% 6 weeks6 weeks976 months6 months19816 years16 years377202 years202 years693USA riddles » When did the "Black Thursday" (the most significant indicator of the Great Depression) happen?1929. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 began on October 24, 1929 ("Black Thursday") and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its after effects. The crash, which followed the London Stock Exchange's crash of September, signalled the beginning of the 12-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries.Created by: Ninjaiaverage 66% 191919193381929192921501939193930419491949440history riddles » Who is the founder of KFC?Harland Sanders. KFC is an American fast food restaurant chain founded by Colonel Harland Sanders, an entrepreneur who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky during the Great Depression. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the world's second-largest restaurant chain after McDonald's, with almost 20,000 locations globally in 123 countries and territories.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 35% Harland SandersHarland Sanders1073Kent FolingerKent Folinger1168Ray KrocRay Kroc391John ChidseyJohn Chidsey431brands riddles » Which of these fast food chains is the oldest?KFC-1930. McDonald's-1940. Dunkin 'Donuts-1950 Burger King-1954Created by: Tschuka very hard 25% KFCKFC374McDonald'sMcDonald's371Dunkin’ DonutsDunkin’ Donuts498Burger KingBurger King228food riddles » What is the British variant of an American M3 Lee tank?M3 Grant. The M3 Lee was an American medium tank used during World War II. In Britain, the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration and crew size. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the "Lee", named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Variants using British pattern turrets were known as "Grant," named after Union general Ulysses S. Grant.Created by: Ninjaihard 56% M18 HellcatM18 Hellcat163M3 GrantM3 Grant689M36 JacksonM36 Jackson176M48 PattonM48 Patton192tanks riddles » How was an elephant Topsy put to death?Electrocution. Topsy was a female Asian elephant put to death at a Coney Island, New York amusement park by electrocution in January 1903.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 39% strangulationstrangulation1148firing squadfiring squad2466electrocutionelectrocution3303starvingstarving1349elephants riddles » Play history of the United States quiz and see all the questions.