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Where did the Pilgrims first land?

According to legend, on disembarking the ship, the Pilgrim fathers took their first steps on American soil on a granite slab at Plymouth Rock. While this occurred in 1620, it wasn't until 1741 that the rock's significance was discovered. The original slab is now reduced in size and still rests on the coast of Plymouth Bay by the Atlantic Ocean.

What was the name of the ship that landed at Plymouth Rock?

The Mayflower was the ship that sailed to Plymouth with the first group of settlers to establish a colony on American Soil. Originally intended to be sailed to a territory in Virginia, rough seas and bad weather necessitated a detour to Plymouth Bay instead. A replica of The Mayflower was commissioned in honor of the voyage.

Who was the president during the American Civil War?

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States and held office during the Civil war. Many historians observe that the election that appointed him as the president of the country was one of the many reasons that may have triggered the Civil War, which claimed over 625,000 lives.

Who was the leader of the Confederate States during the Civil War?

Jefferson Finis Davis was elected as the president of the Confederate States of America during one of the most trying and tragic wars fought on American Soil— the Civil War. He first sent a peace commission to Washington D.C. to avoid armed conflict but P

What is the official nickname of the State of Florida?

Florida officially earned its nickname of the Sunshine State in 1970 when it was adopted by the legislature. It is the fourth most populated state in the country and is a major tourist attraction. The subtropical climate and beaches spread across the coast make Florida one of the best vacation spots all year round.

The area name of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill

The Research Triangle is home to three major research universities including North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University. Located in North Carolina, the region earned its name in the 1950s after the creation of the Research Triangle Park, which is home to many tech companies and enterprises.

Largest land animal native to the USA

The Wood Bison claims the top spot in the list of largest mammals on land in North America. It is regarded as the heavyweight champion of four-legged creatures with the average weight of a fully grown Bison exceeding over 2000 pounds. It nearly became extinct during the end of the 19th century but conservation efforts have helped improve the numbers.

Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court since 2005

John G. Roberts was nominated by President George W. Bush in the year 2005 as the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is known for two landmark legislative case rulings wherein he reaffirmed the legality of Obamacare. In the second case, the Chief

Which president is not featured on Mount Rushmore?

Gutzon Borglum, the artist behind Mount Rushmore chose four U.S. Presidents including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The artist chose these particular presidents as from his perspective, all of them represented major turning points and historic events in the history of America.

Which city was the first capital of the country before Washington D.C.?

Once the constitution was officially ratified, New York City became the capital of the nation. However, the representatives of all 13 American colonies first convened several times at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia. The U.S. Congress kept moving from place to place till Washington D.C. was finally established as the official capital of the country on November 17th, 1800.

This was the first ever university founded in the United States

Established in the year 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution for higher learning in the United States. Harvard University, to this date, has groomed 49 Nobel Laureates, 32 heads of state, and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners and has a strong alumni body of 37

Who was the first person to appear on the one-dollar bill?

Salmon P. Chase was the Treasury Secretary under the leadership of President Abraham Lincoln. He was also the first person to appear on the one-dollar bill issued as legal tender in the year 1862. The design of the bill has changed several times since then and so have the people whose portraits were printed on the bill.

The state of Alaska was purchased by the U.S. from which country or continent?

The purchase of the state of Alaska was one of the most important events in the history of America in 1867. It marked the end of the Russian efforts to expand trade and settlements in North America across the Pacific coast. The purchase cost $7.2 million at the time and it was when the Alaska Treaty was signed.

This alcohol was declared as America’s Native Spirit by Congress in 1964

The United States Congress has officially recognized Bourbon as America's Native Spirit. Bourbon whiskey is made with a special blend of fermentable grain like corn mixed with barley, rye, or wheat to make a 51:49 ratio mash. This is distilled in American Oak barrels to proof the alcohol at 125% before adding water to dilute it to standard bourbon requirements.

Which race is run at the famous Churchill Downs?

The name Churchill Downs was first used in the year 1883 to landmark the racetrack that went on to become home of all Kentucky Derby races in the future. The first derby race took place on May 17th, 1875 with Aristides, a thoroughbred American horse, winning the race. The Kentucky Derby only hosts thoroughbred horse races.

Which government agency responds to natural disasters?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency was established in 1979 to help the citizens of the country prepare for a severe disaster, natural or man-made, as well as deal with its aftermath. These include hurricanes or earthquakes or even a nuclear power plant meltdown and toxic contamination.

They call this city “The Arsenal of Democracy”

Detroit is one of the American cities that contributed more than any other city to allied powers during the Second World War. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called upon the people of America to enlist in the army and to move to the city of Detroit. Over 350,000 workers moved to the city to arm and support the war effort.

The Statue of Liberty is made out of what metal?

The Statue of Liberty is completely made out of copper and sported a shiny brown color during its unveiling in 1886. However, by 1906 the color had changed to a bluish-green tint as the oxidized to form a patina. This protects the underlying copper from degradation, and it is one of the reasons why copper objects have better durability.

Bourbon Street is located in which city?

New Orleans is one of the oldest cities in America and is home to Bourbon Street, a bustling neighborhood with historic venues and iconic tales. Located at the heart of the French Quarter and extending 13 blocks, Bourbon Street was established in the year 1718. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in New Orleans, featuring several points of interest and attractions.

You must pass this exam to practice law in the USA

The American Bar Association was founded in 1878 to maintain model ethic codes, law school accreditation, and establish guidelines for legal professionals. Paulette Brown of New Jersey became the first African-American woman to serve as president of the ABA and at present, there are over 356,000 qualified and practicing members.

Which military unit adopted the motto “Semper Fidelis”

The U.S. Marine Corps is deployed as a component of the United States Navy. The special force is responsible for maintaining both, ground and amphibious unit operations to provide support and contingency and combat cover for active operations across the Armed Forces. Semper Fidelis is their official motto.

The U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard all come under which government division?

The Army is the largest and oldest service in the country for ground force protection. The Marine Corps is a special contingency and combat unit to provide support for operations. The US Navy monitors and protects everything on, above, and below water, while the Air Force protects the skies. The U.S. Coast guard provides all-round support.

Who is the Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces?

The current POTUS is also the Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces. The post is bestowed with several constitutional powers to defend the people of the country and protect territories and all its possessions from domestic and foreign threats. President Donald Trump is America's Commander in Chief at present.

Which Latin phrase indicates the highest honor in the education system?

Students are awarded this honorary title by educational institutions to announce that they have earned their degree with the highest level of distinction. Among the three most commonly used levels of distinction, Summa cum laude is higher than Magna cum l

This President is well known for the speech “Ich bin ein Berliner”

President Kennedy delivered one of the greatest ever speeches in American history at the Berlin Wall on June 26, 1963. Roughly translated, the German phrase meant “I am a citizen of Berlin” and it was through this speech that JFK wanted to assure the Germ

Which is the longest river in the country?

The Missouri River is the longest river in the United States and runs the length of a whopping 2540 miles. It is in close competition with the Mississippi River that comes in second at 2340 miles. Many regard the Missouri River as a part of the Mississippi, which is why there often is confusion about the latter being the longest.

How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in the history of America. It was approved on the 4th of July and signified all thirteen colonies cut off ties with the British Empire to form the United States of America. A total of 56 people signed the declaration and it included prominent personalities of the country.

Boston and Austin have this in common. What is it?

The capital cities of both Texas and Massachusetts have rhyming names. These are the only two cities in America that have similar-sounding names. Both cities feature prominent universities and landmarks in the country but are not popular tourist destinations.

Which state in America has more residents than the entire population of Canada?

According to the last census, California’s population is estimated at around 39 million Americans. This number is still higher than the total population of Canada, that stands at an estimated 37.50 million based on the most recent census. An interesting f

In which state is the shortest river in the United States located?

The Roe River that originates in Giant Springs and joins the Missouri River, runs a total length of only 201 feet or 61 meters. It is the shortest river in the United States with the second shortest river being the D River in Oregon. Guinness World Record awarded this title to the Roe in 1987.

Which two states in the US don’t share a border with other states?

Alaska and Hawaii are the two states in the country that don’t share a border with any other neighboring state. The other 48 states of America are contiguous, meaning they share a border with one or even multiple states. However, the location of Alaska an

Who was the first president to live in the White House?

Although George Washington was elected as the first President of the United States of America and oversaw the building's construction, he was not the first person to live in the White House. It was John Adams and his wife Abigail who moved into the White House just before the elections on November 1st, 1800.

Who was the tallest president of the United States?

The 16th President of the United States of American was also the tallest Commander in Chief the land ever saw. President Lincoln is well known for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared the freedom of slavery within the confederacy in the year 1863. He stood tall at six feet four inches.

Which city in the country has the world’s longest boardwalk?

The Atlantic City boardwalk is not only the first and oldest, having been established in 1870, but is also the longest, stretching across 5.5 miles in all. The boardwalk continued to gain length as more casinos, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment centers were added to the strip, increasing its size every time.

Which president is also featured in the Wrestling Hall of Fame?

This should not come as a surprise as President Lincoln fought in 300 matches, out of which he won 299! The Wrestling Hall of Fame was able to account for only one loss on record. Granted this was all before honest Abe was sworn in as the 16th President of the United States of America.

Which state was the first to vote in favor of the constitution?

The constitution was drafted and signed by the founding representatives of America on September 17, 1787, and Delaware was the first state to ratify the constitution officially. The new U.S. Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation and Delaware

Who designed the 50-star U.S. flag?

Robert G. Heft was a high school student when his teacher asked the class to come up with designs for a flag. The fifty stars laid out in rows represent the fifty states and alternating red and white stripes represent the thirteen colonies. Robert’s desig

How many stripes are there on the American flag?

There are thirteen alternating red and white stripes on the flag of the United States. Designed by Robert G. Heft, these lines represent the thirteen original colonies that declared independence from Britain and came together to form the country of America. The fifty stars on the flag represent the current number of states.

Which state has the longest coastline?

Alaska is the only US state that is surrounded by three major water bodies, including the Arctic Ocean in the north, the Pacific Ocean in the south, and the Bering Sea in the west. Due to its northwest location adjoining the Canadian border, Alaska has the longest coastline running a total length of 33,904 miles.

Which is the second most common language spoken in the country?

While English may be the official language of the country, Spanish is the second most widely spoken language. Statistics show that there are approximately 37 million native Spanish-speaking residents in the country. Interestingly, Mandarin (Chinese) is the third most spoken language in the country with close to 3 million native speakers.

This was the first national park established in the country

President Ulysses S. Grant played a major role in determining the fate of the national park when he signed a law that protected the park from settlements, any form of occupancy, or sale. On March 1st, 1872, Yellowstone National Park was officially born and paved the way for many other natural parks to gain special preservation status.

One of these networks is a prominent sports channel

The American cable sports channel was launched on September 7th, 1979, and is one of the world's largest, technologically-advanced production facilities. ESPN has five high-definition simulcast services among the nine U.S. cable networks to program thousands of live sports, matches, and entertainment, with access to on-demand cable content.

This is the longest-running animated series in the US

The first episode of the popular animated family drama series aired as a Christmas special on 17 December 1989 and has been on air for the past thirty years. It is the longest-running animated series in the North American continent and has been broadcasted in several different languages to audiences and fans around the world.

This city has the largest casino industry in the country

Las Vegas is located in the Mojave Desert of Nevada, a bustling metropolis of casinos and vibrant nightlife. It is one of the cities in the country that never sleeps owing to several world famous 24 hour casinos, a vibrant nightlife culture, and the famous Las Vegas Strip. There are several other themed tourist attractions.

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22nd November, 2019

America is a land of diversity and the second largest democracy in the world. The great nation plays host to various cultural groups and is home to some of the most iconic landmarks and locations in the world. But just how well do you know the history of your country? Take this quiz to find out if you can answer all 45 questions correctly.

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