Answers to the American history quiz.

1. He said, "but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry
2. The Constitution was written in ___. 1787
3. Benjamin Franklin served two terms as President. False
4. The battleship Maine was sunk at ___. Havana
5. A United States Senator is elected for a term of ___ years. 6
6. Only Congress has the power to declare war. True
7. The "XYZ Affair" was a sex scandal which rocked the American government in 1803. False
8. The Emancipation Proclamation freed all the slaves in the United States. False
9. Which city was NEVER a capital of the United States? Boston, MA
10. Three ships brought colonists to Jamestown in 1607. They were the ___, Godspeed, and Discovery. Susan Constant
11. The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and ___. Great Britain
12. Except for George Washington, Ulysses Grant was the first army general to be elected President of the United States. False
13. The President of the United States is not directly elected by the people. True
14. The term of office of the President of the United States is ___ years. 4
15. ___ rode to Lexington to warn that the British were coming. Paul Revere
16. "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country," said ___ before he was hanged
by the English at the beginning of the American Revolution.
Nathan Hale
17. The Treaty of Ghent ended ___. the War of 1812
18. The first trans-continental railroad was completed in ___. 1869
19. This person never served as President of the United States. Alexander Hamilton
20. There are currently ___ states. 50

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