United States Currency Questions! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who is on the 1$ bill?

    Explanation
    George Washington is on the 1$ bill. He was the first president of the United States and is considered one of the founding fathers of the country. As a symbol of his significance in American history, his portrait was chosen to be featured on the 1$ bill.

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  • 2. 

    Which president was he?

    Explanation
    He was also married to Martha Washington, lived at Mount Vernon, was unanimously elected to the presidency, Commander-in-Chief of the Revolutionary forces (Continental Army), surveyor, and/or had wooden teeth. Some say he chopped down a Cherry Tree, but this is just a story meant to teach young patriots the value of telling the truth.

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  • 3. 

    Who is on the $2 bill?

    Explanation
    The $2 bill features a portrait of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. This bill was first issued in 1862 and is still in circulation today, although it is less commonly used than other denominations. Thomas Jefferson is a significant figure in American history, known for his role in drafting the Declaration of Independence and for his contributions to the founding principles of the United States.

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  • 4. 

    Which president was he?

    Explanation
    He lived at Monticello in Virginia, drafted the Declaration of Independence, had an affair and six children with his slave (Sally Hemings), bought Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon and sent Lewis and Clark to explore it.

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  • 5. 

    What is being signed on the back of the $2 bill?

    Explanation
    On the back of the $2 bill, the image being signed is indeed the Declaration of Independence. The $2 bill features a depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which took place on July 4, 1776. This historical event marked the formal adoption of the Declaration, which declared the United States' independence from Great Britain. The image on the back of the $2 bill serves as a tribute to this significant moment in American history.

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  • 6. 

    Who is on the $5 bill?

    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln is on the $5 bill. He is a well-known historical figure who served as the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln's presidency was during a critical time in American history, as he led the country through the Civil War and played a pivotal role in abolishing slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation. His contributions to the nation's history and his leadership during one of its most challenging periods make him a fitting choice to be featured on the $5 bill.

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  • 7. 

    What number president is he?

    Explanation
    Our 16th President freed the slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation, and was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford's Theater. He was born in Kentucky, but lived and worked in Illinois. He lost many elections on his rise to the presidency. He was an abolitionist, wore a top hat, and the Civil War defined his entire presidency. Some say he struggled with bouts of depression.

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  • 8. 

    All the people on the U.S. Currency are Presidents.

    Explanation
    Three women and two men on currency currently in circulation were not presidents.

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  • 9. 

    Who is on the $10 bill?

    Explanation
    Alexander Hamilton is on the $10 bill. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and played a significant role in shaping the country's financial system. Hamilton served as the first Secretary of the Treasury and was instrumental in establishing the national bank and developing economic policies. Due to his contributions to the nation's financial foundation, Hamilton's portrait was chosen to be featured on the $10 bill.

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  • 10. 

    He was the first...

    Explanation
    Hamilton was born in the Caribbean (on the Island of Nevis), was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention from New York, was senior aid of Washington during the Revolution, also a secret author of the Federalist papers, and was killed in a duel by Aaron Burr.

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  • 11. 

    Who is on the $20 bill?

    Explanation
    Andrew Jackson is on the $20 bill. He was the seventh President of the United States, serving from 1829 to 1837. Jackson is known for his role in expanding the power of the presidency and his controversial policies, such as the Indian Removal Act. His portrait was chosen to be featured on the $20 bill due to his significant contributions to American history and his impact on shaping the nation.

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  • 12. 

    Who is on the $50 bill?

    Explanation
    Ulysses S. Grant is on the $50 bill.

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  • 13. 

    Which number president is he?

    Explanation
    Grant was the leading Union general in the American Civil War who accepted the surrender of his Confederate opponent Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, Republican president, led Radical Reconstruction of the South, widely reported to have a corrupt presidential administration and was very hardline against KKK.

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  • 14. 

    Who is on the highest (amount) U.S. currency in circulation?

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    Benjamin Franklin is on the highest denomination of U.S. currency in circulation. This is because he is featured on the $100 bill, which is the highest value bill currently in circulation.

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  • 15. 

    Was he a president?

    Explanation
    He was a Founding Father though and scientist, explored electricity, author, satirist, founded a newspaper, inventor, lived in Philadelphia, and secured the assistance of the French for the American Revolution.

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  • 16. 

    Are any women on our currency?

    Explanation
    On dollar coins in circulation you will find Susan B. Anthony (suffragette and women's rights advocate) and Sacagawea (native guide through the Louisiana Purchase for Lewis and Clark). Lady Liberty has also graced currency in several forms over the years.

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  • 17. 

    Is anyone on more than one form of U.S. Currency?

    Explanation
    Lincoln is on the penny as well as the $5 dollar bill. Jefferson is on the Nickel and the $2 bill. Washington is on the quarter and the $1 bill. Technically, Jefferson, Franklin and Washington are also on the back of the $2 bill as well.

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  • 18. 

    What is the largest amount ever circulated in a bill as U.S. currency and who was on it?

    Explanation
    founder of the federal reserve and the nation's first progressive income tax

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  • 19. 

    Who is on the Dime? Which two consecutive presidents are on Half-Dollars?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Franklin D. Roosevelt. Franklin D. Roosevelt is featured on the dime, while Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy are on the half-dollars.

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