War Of 1812

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War Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz over the major personalities, battles, and causes of the War of 1812


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who were the War Hawks?
    • A. 

      A Native American tribe from the Great Plains

    • B. 

      A nickname for a state militia

    • C. 

      A group of Congressmen in favor of declaring war

    • D. 

      A group of British sailors impressing U.S. sailors

  • 2. 
    Why were the British (and the French for that matter) impressing innocent U.S. ships and sailors before the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      Both sides were angry that the U.S. was trading goods with their enemy.

    • B. 

      The U.S. was trading very expensive items and both sides wanted them.

    • C. 

      Both sides were still upset about the American Revolution and wanted revenge.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following WASN'T a reason the U.S. went to war with Britain?
    • A. 

      Impressments of U.S. Sailors

    • B. 

      Take over British controlled Canada

    • C. 

      End British support of Native Americans

    • D. 

      Religious difference between the U.S. and Britain

    • E. 

      To take over Spanish controlled Florida.

  • 4. 
    Describe what a blockade is and what effect is can have on businesses? (You have a limit of 400 characters including spaces - I answered it in about 250)
  • 5. 
    Which one of these huge event in the War of 1812 ACTUALLY HAPPENED?
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson defeats British in Battle of New Orleans with help of slaves and pirates

    • B. 

      The American Navy defeats the British in numerous battles

    • C. 

      The British invaded the U.S. and burned White House, Capital, and Library of Congress

    • D. 

      The United States successfully invaded Great Britain

  • 6. 
    Why were so many Americans upset and disappointed with the Treaty of Ghent that ended the War of 1812?
    • A. 

      It gave huge portions of land back the to British

    • B. 

      It didn't solve a lot of the problems that existed before the war.

    • C. 

      The United States had to pay taxes to England

    • D. 

      Native Americans got a lot of their land back from the U.S.