US History 1840s-60s

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US History Quizzes & Trivia

A brief quiz highlighting the 1840s through the 1860s


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the President of the United States during the US-Mexican War?
    • A. 

      James K. Polk

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • D. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • E. 

      John Quincy Adams

  • 2. 
    In what decade did the US-Mexican War take place?
    • A. 

      1840s

    • B. 

      1850s

    • C. 

      1860s

  • 3. 
    In what decade did the American Civil War take place?
    • A. 

      1840s

    • B. 

      1850s

    • C. 

      1860s

  • 4. 
    Who engineered the Compromise of 1850?
    • A. 

      Daniel Webster

    • B. 

      John Crittenden

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D. 

      Henry Clay

    • E. 

      John Breckenridge

  • 5. 
    Who delivered the infamous "Cornerstone" Speech for the Confederacy?
    • A. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • B. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • C. 

      Alexander Stephens

    • D. 

      Stephen A. Douglas

  • 6. 
    What US general captured Mexico City?
    • A. 

      Winfield Scott

    • B. 

      Zachary Taylor

    • C. 

      George S. Patton

    • D. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • E. 

      Robert E. Lee

  • 7. 
    Who was elected President of the Confederate States of America?
    • A. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • B. 

      Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • E. 

      Alexander Stephens

  • 8. 
    Who won the Battle of First Manassas?
    • A. 

      Union (North)

    • B. 

      Confederacy (South)

    • C. 

      The Martians

  • 9. 
    Who won the 1858 election for US Senator from Illinois?
    • A. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Stephen Douglas

    • D. 

      John Crittenden

  • 10. 
    Who was offered command of the Union armies only to turn it down and become of the Confederacy's most beloved generals?
    • A. 

      Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson

    • B. 

      Pete Longstreet

    • C. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • D. 

      Winfield Scott

    • E. 

      Colin Powell