Practice Quizzes in U.S. History

Frederick Douglass
(Library of Congress)

Please select the quiz to review a topic
Topic/Time Period
Practice Quiz 
1500s-1600s: Early American Colonial Life
Colonial Beginnings and Puritanism
1700-1750s: 18th Century Colonies
18th Century American Colonies
1750-1770s: Background to Revolution
Background to the American Revolution (1750s-1770s)
1775-1783: The War for Independence
Revolutionary War
1781-1789: The Articles of Confederation & Constitutional Convention
Articles & Constitutional Convention
 1789-1801: Constitutional Convention to Downfall of the Federalists
 Federalist Era

1801-1815: Rise of Democrat-Republicans and the Search for a National Identity
Jeffersonian Era & War of 1812
1812-1815: War of 1812
War of 1812
 1829-1840s: Rise of the Common Man
 Jacksonian Era
1830s & 1840s: Westward Expansion & War with Mexico
Expansionism & Manifest Destiny
 1830s & 1840s: Reform in the Jacksonian Era
 Reform Movements
1800-1860: Slavery in America
1850s: Prelude to War
 Antebellum America
1860s: Civil War
Civil War
1865-1876: Reconstruction
1860s-1900: Native Americans, Ranchers, Farmers & Railroads
The American West
1860-1900: Industrialism
American Industrialism
1870-1900: Gilded Age Politics & Populism
Gilded Age
1890-1914: Imperialism & Foreign Affairs
1900-1918: Progressivism
1914-1919: World War I & Treaty of Versailles
World War I
1920-1929: The Roaring Twenties
The 1920s
1929-1940: The Great Depression
The Great Depression
1920-1939: American Foreign Policy Between the World Wars
American Foreign Relations: 1920-1939
1939-1945: World War II
World War II
1945-1960: Cold War, McCarthyism & Korea
Cold War & Korean War
1954-1968: Civil Rights
Civil Rights
 1950-1959: The 1950s
 The 1950s
1954-1975: Vietnam
The Vietnam War
1960s: Kennedy, Youth Movements
The 1960s
1972-1974: Watergate
1975-present: Modern America
Recent American History

 Sources & Resources: The quizzes are designed to assist the students in my class and have been built with Hot Potatoes, a wonderfulfreeware application developed by some Canadians at Half-Baked Software. Quiz questions have been assembled from a variety of texts, including supplementary volumes issued to accompany Norton's A People and a Nation, Current's American History, and Boyer's Enduring Vision. If you have questions about the correctness of any individual question, please contact me.