AP United States History Test!

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AP United States History Test! - Quiz

The United States is a country in Northern America. Like many other states, the history of United States came as a result of the settlement and migration of people from other places. What do you know about the history of United States? Take our AP History test to find out exactly how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many British colonies existed in 1760? 

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    B. 13
    Explanation
    In 1760, there were 13 British colonies that existed. These colonies were established by the British Empire in various regions, including North America, the Caribbean, and Africa. The colonies were governed by British officials and were subject to British rule and laws. Each colony had its own unique characteristics and played a significant role in the expansion of the British Empire during this time period.

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  • 2. 

    What year did United States gain independence from Britain? 

    • A.

      1775

    • B.

      1776

    • C.

      1777

    • D.

      1778

    Correct Answer
    B. 1776
    Explanation
    In 1776, the United States gained independence from Britain. This was the year when the American colonies declared their independence from British rule through the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The American Revolutionary War, which began in 1775, played a crucial role in the fight for independence. The year 1776 marks a significant milestone in American history as it led to the formation of a new nation and the establishment of the United States of America.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these countries supported the revolutionary war of the United States? 

    • A.

      France 

    • B.

      Spain 

    • C.

      Brazil 

    • D.

      England 

    Correct Answer
    A. France 
    Explanation
    During the Revolutionary War of the United States, France supported the American colonies. France provided military assistance, supplies, and financial aid to the American revolutionaries. This support was crucial in helping the American colonies gain their independence from England. Spain also provided some support to the American revolutionaries, but France's involvement was more significant and impactful. Brazil and England were not supportive of the revolutionary war.

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  • 4. 

    What peace treaty gave US the land east of the Mississippi River? 

    • A.

      The peace treaty of 1783

    • B.

      The peace treaty of 1784 

    • C.

      The peace treaty of 1785 

    • D.

      The peace treaty of 1786

    Correct Answer
    A. The peace treaty of 1783
    Explanation
    The peace treaty of 1783 gave the US the land east of the Mississippi River. This treaty, also known as the Treaty of Paris, was signed between the United States and Great Britain, officially ending the American Revolutionary War. As a result of the treaty, the US gained independence and acquired a vast territory that stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. This treaty played a significant role in shaping the boundaries and territorial expansion of the United States.

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  • 5. 

    What year was the first Constitution adopted? 

    • A.

      1789

    • B.

      1790

    • C.

      1791

    • D.

      1792

    Correct Answer
    A. 1789
    Explanation
    In 1789, the first Constitution was adopted. This means that the Constitution was officially ratified and put into effect in that year.

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  • 6. 

    What year was the Bill of Rights added to the Constitution? 

    • A.

      1791

    • B.

      1792

    • C.

      1793

    • D.

      1794

    Correct Answer
    A. 1791
    Explanation
    The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution in 1791. This was the year when the first ten amendments were ratified and became a part of the United States Constitution. The Bill of Rights was added to protect individual freedoms and limit the power of the government. It guarantees important rights such as freedom of speech, religion, and the right to a fair trial.

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  • 7. 

    Who was United States first president? 

    • A.

      George Washington 

    • B.

      Alexander Hamilton    

    • C.

      James Louisiana  

    • D.

      Albert Hall 

    Correct Answer
    A. George Washington 
    Explanation
    George Washington was the first president of the United States. He served as the president from 1789 to 1797. Washington played a crucial role in establishing the presidency and setting precedents for future presidents. He was a key figure in the American Revolution and is often referred to as the "Father of His Country." Washington's leadership and contributions to the early development of the United States make him an important historical figure.

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  • 8. 

    What year was the second and last war with Britain fought? 

    • A.

      1810

    • B.

      1811

    • C.

      1812

    • D.

      1813

    Correct Answer
    C. 1812
    Explanation
    The second and last war with Britain was fought in 1812. This was known as the War of 1812, which was fought between the United States and the United Kingdom. It was primarily caused by trade restrictions imposed by Britain and the impressment of American sailors into the British navy. The war lasted for three years and ended in 1815 with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.

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  • 9. 

    What year was Abraham Lincoln elected as America’s President? 

    • A.

      1850

    • B.

      1860

    • C.

      1870

    • D.

      1880

    Correct Answer
    B. 1860
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln was elected as America's President in 1860. This was a significant year in American history as it marked the beginning of the American Civil War. Lincoln's election victory led to the secession of several southern states, ultimately leading to the formation of the Confederate States of America. Lincoln's presidency was defined by his leadership during the Civil War and his efforts to preserve the Union and abolish slavery. His election in 1860 was a pivotal moment in American politics and set the stage for the transformative events that followed.

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  • 10. 

    What year did the first civil war begin? 

    • A.

      1861

    • B.

      1862

    • C.

      1863

    • D.

      1864

    Correct Answer
    A. 1861
    Explanation
    The first civil war began in 1861.

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