10 most difficult history of the United States riddlesHistory of the United States quiz
Who served as the U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams?
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.
Which was the last of the contiguous states to become a U.S. state?
Arizona is the place of the Apache resistance. It became a U.S. state on February 14, 1912, marking the end of the territorial colonization of Continental North America.
Which of these fast food chains is the oldest?
KFC-1930. McDonald's-1940. Dunkin 'Donuts-1950 Burger King-1954
Who is depicted on the U.S. ten-dollar bill?
The obverse of the $10 bill features the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, who served as the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
This painting illustrates the capitulation of the British army in Yorktown. Which side actually capitulates?
In the center of the scene, American General Benjamin Lincoln appears mounted on a white horse. He extends his right hand toward the sword carried by the surrendering British officer, General Charles O'Hara, who heads the long line of troops that extends into the background. To the left, French officers appear standing and mounted beneath the white banner of the royal Bourbon family. On the right are American officers beneath the Stars and Stripes
This is a statue of a heroic dog, erected in 1925 in Central Park. What was the dog's name?
Rin Tin Tin
Balto was a sled dog who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported to combat an outbreak of the disease. After the mission's success, Balto and the Norwegian Gunnar Kaasen, who drove the sled, became celebrities.
Who assassinated the U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy?
Lee Harvey Oswald
Sirhan Sirhan is a Palestinian with Jordanian citizenship who shot and mortally wounded Senator Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968. He was convicted of murder and is currently serving a life sentence. He believed that he was deliberately betrayed by Kennedy's support for Israel in the Six-Day War, which had begun exactly one year to the day before the assassination.
What was special about the construction of the Empire State Building?
it was built on a wooden frame
it was built with no detailed plans
it was built quickly and under budget
it was built top to bottom
The Empire State Building took only one year and 45 days to build, or 7 million man-hours. To this day, this is a record for a skyscraper of its height. Due to reduced costs during the Depression, the final costs totalled only $24.7 million instead of the estimated $43 million.
Who was the first immigrant to arrive at Ellis Island?
Mary Todd Lincoln
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.
Which tribe was Tecumseh the chief of?
Tecumseh was a Native American Shawnee warrior and chief, who became the primary leader of a large, multi-tribal confederacy in the early years of the nineteenth century. He was among the most celebrated Indian leaders in history and was known as a strong and eloquent orator who promoted tribal unity.