Quiz: Can You Pass This US Citizenship Test?


Quizzes | By Emily Malone | December 9, 2019

Let's find out if you are a TRUE American.

If you were born in America you didn't have to do anything to become a U.S. citizen, but for people who are trying to become citizens later in life, there's a few steps to the process. One of these is the US Citizenship Test, a set of questions that determines if the applicant knows US history, government, and laws.

If you know the branches of government, the story of the Revolution, and the major points in U.S. history from the Founding Fathers through today, you'll ace this quiz and show that you are an American in mind and heart.

If you don't? Well, at least you're not taking the test to earn citizenship. But you are taking it for pride, so the stakes are high if you're a true Patriot and want to show off your love of country. Can you pass the citizenship test and show off your true colors?  Let's see if you're a TRUE American...

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Who gave the famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the Civil Rights movement?

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What are the first three words of the U.S. Constitution?

{"answers":[{"answer":"“We the people…”","correct":true},{"answer":"“We the rulers…”","correct":false},{"answer":"“We the government…”","correct":false},{"answer":"“We the majority…”","correct":false}],"answerText":"The U.S. Constitution begins with three simple words, “We the people.” These three powerful words summarize the great American experiment and idea of self-government.","answerImage":""}

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What is the name of the famous statue in New York Harbor that has greeted many immigrants to the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"The Statue of Integrity","correct":false},{"answer":"The Statue of Justice","correct":false},{"answer":"The Statue of Freedom","correct":false},{"answer":"The Statue of Liberty","correct":true}],"answerText":"The Statue of Liberty stands proud on Liberty Island in New York Harbor and was first dedicated on October 28, 1886. The national symbol has received over 3 million visitors and has remained a popular icon of American freedom to this day.","answerImage":""}

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What somewhat controversial national holiday celebrates the arrival of a famous explorer to the Americas?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Columbus Day","correct":true},{"answer":" Viking Day","correct":false},{"answer":"Lewis & Clark Day","correct":false},{"answer":"Magellan Day","correct":false}],"answerText":"Columbus Day celebrates the day Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The holiday often comes under fire because of the conflict between European settlers and the Indigenous Peoples who widely suffered in the Americas during colonization efforts.","answerImage":""}

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What are the two main political parties in the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Democrats and Libertarians","correct":false},{"answer":"Objectivists and Republicans","correct":false},{"answer":"Green Party and Whigs","correct":false},{"answer":"Democrats and Republicans","correct":true}],"answerText":"Democrats and Republicans have been battling each other since before the Civil War, and there hasn't been a president of another political party since 1853.","answerImage":""}

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What is the name of the highest court in the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":" The Supreme Court","correct":true},{"answer":"Justice of the Peace Court","correct":false},{"answer":"The Court of Appeals","correct":false},{"answer":"There is no such thing as a “highest” court in the U.S.","correct":false}],"answerText":"As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.","answerImage":""}

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What December day is a public holiday in many nations worldwide, including the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Veterans Day","correct":false},{"answer":"Christmas","correct":true},{"answer":"Easter","correct":false},{"answer":"Thanksgiving","correct":false}],"answerText":"Christmas day is celebrated by billions of people worldwide on December 25th each year. This holiday has firm roots in Christianity but has also expanded into a widely celebrated secular winter holiday.","answerImage":""}

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Who can vote in presidential elections in the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Any citizen over the age of 18.","correct":true},{"answer":"Anyone over the age of 18.","correct":false},{"answer":"College-educated citizens over the age of 18.","correct":false},{"answer":"Any citizen over the age of 21.","correct":false}],"answerText":"Citizens over 18 can vote in the United States, barring some ineligibility due to incarceration or other requirements.","answerImage":""}

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Which federal holiday honors the contributions of workers in America?

{"answers":[{"answer":" Union Day","correct":false},{"answer":"Workers Day","correct":false},{"answer":" Memorial Day","correct":false},{"answer":"Labor Day","correct":true}],"answerText":"Labor Day in the United States originated during the late 19th century as labor movements started to gain traction. The day is meant to acknowledge the vast workforce that contributes to the prosperity of the United States.","answerImage":""}

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On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence stated the American colonies' independence from what country?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Great Britain","correct":true},{"answer":"Canada","correct":false},{"answer":"Russia","correct":false},{"answer":"Ireland","correct":false}],"answerText":"On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, telling King George III of Great Britain that the colonies would determine their own government.","answerImage":""}

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Which American federal holiday commemorates the life and work of the nonviolent leader of the Civil Rights Movement?

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Which country borders the United States to the north?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Mexico","correct":false},{"answer":"British Columbia","correct":false},{"answer":" Canada","correct":true},{"answer":"Greenland","correct":false}],"answerText":"The United States shares its northern border with Canada. Relations between the U.S. and Canada have historically been very strong and stable","answerImage":""}

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Which United States government agency is responsible for space exploration?

{"answers":[{"answer":"DASA","correct":false},{"answer":"The Space Program","correct":false},{"answer":"The Department of Space","correct":false},{"answer":"NASA","correct":true}],"answerText":"NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is the government entity dedicated to the space program, including aerospace and aeronautics research. It was created specifically to have a civilian orientation to encourage peaceful science in space.","answerImage":""}

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An astronaut walked on this celestial body for the first time in 1969.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Mars","correct":false},{"answer":"Venus","correct":false},{"answer":"Saturn","correct":false},{"answer":"The Moon","correct":true}],"answerText":"In 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two people to land and walk on the moon during spaceflight Apollo 11. This historic event ended the Space Race and remains one of the most important scientific achievements by mankind to date.","answerImage":""}

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This event prompted rapid expansion on the United States West Coast.

{"answers":[{"answer":"The Coal Crawl","correct":false},{"answer":"The Gold Rush","correct":true},{"answer":"The Dust Bowl","correct":false},{"answer":"The Bronze Search","correct":false}],"answerText":"The California Gold Rush caused an influx of roughly 300,000 people to the quiet territory. The population increase peaked in 1849, resulting in the lasting nickname “forty-niners.” While it drastically helped the American economy, the Gold Rush also decimated indigenous societies and caused significant environmental damage.","answerImage":""}

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What federal holiday celebrates George Washington's birthday?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Presidents' Day","correct":true},{"answer":"Memorial Day","correct":false},{"answer":"Labor Day","correct":false},{"answer":"Independence Day","correct":false}],"answerText":"Presidents' Day occurs every year on the third Monday in February. Officially, the holiday is just called \"Washington's Birthday\", but most Americans know it as Presidents' Day. The date is based on George Washington's birthday, February 22, and is typically a day to celebrate all US presidents, not just Washington.","answerImage":""}

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New York City's Wall Street is most famously the home of what?

{"answers":[{"answer":"The Grand Canyon","correct":false},{"answer":"America's Financial Center","correct":true},{"answer":"Walt Disney World","correct":false},{"answer":"The Capitol Building","correct":false}],"answerText":"Wall Street is a street in New York City's Financial District, but has become a metonym for American financial markets.","answerImage":""}

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Which war was fought between the U.S. North and South?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Mexican-American War","correct":false},{"answer":"The Civil War","correct":true},{"answer":"Spanish-American War","correct":false},{"answer":"War of 1812","correct":false}],"answerText":"Some of the bloodiest battles in American history were fought during the Civil War between 1861 and 1865. Slavery and states' rights were the primary causes of this war, which threatened to fracture the United States into two nations.","answerImage":""}

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If the President of the United States is unable to serve, who becomes the President?

{"answers":[{"answer":"The First Lady","correct":false},{"answer":"The Speaker of the House","correct":false},{"answer":"The Vice President","correct":true},{"answer":"The Prime Minister","correct":false}],"answerText":"The presidential line of succession goes: Vice President, Speaker of the House, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, and many more, but hopefully we never get that deep.","answerImage":""}

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What is an amendment?

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Who was the first president of the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Thomas Jefferson","correct":false},{"answer":"James Madison","correct":false},{"answer":"George Washington","correct":true},{"answer":"Alexander Hamilton","correct":false}],"answerText":"George Washington was the first president of the United States and is also known as the “Father of Our Country.” He served from 1789 to 1797 and was followed by John Adams and then Thomas Jefferson.","answerImage":""}

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What day is usually Tax Day in the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"April 15","correct":true},{"answer":"January 15","correct":false},{"answer":"September 15","correct":false},{"answer":"June 15","correct":false}],"answerText":"Most years, Tax Day in the United States falls on April 15. This is the day when individual tax returns are due to the federal government.","answerImage":""}

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Which United States president was responsible for the Emancipation Proclamation?

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What incident led to United States involvement in World War II?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Operation Barbarossa","correct":false},{"answer":"Attack on Pearl Harbor","correct":true},{"answer":"Hitler invading Poland","correct":false},{"answer":"Attack on New York Harbor","correct":false}],"answerText":"On December 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This event propelled the United States into World War II.","answerImage":""}

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Which federal holiday honors retired United States military service men and women?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Veterans Day","correct":true},{"answer":"Thanksgiving","correct":false},{"answer":"Easter","correct":false},{"answer":"Christmas","correct":false}],"answerText":"Veterans Day is celebrated every year on November 11th. This day honors the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.","answerImage":""}

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How long is one presidential term?

{"answers":[{"answer":"6 years","correct":false},{"answer":"4 years","correct":true},{"answer":"2 years","correct":false},{"answer":"8 years","correct":false}],"answerText":"The president of the United States is elected to serve a four-year term. Unlike senators or representatives, the president can only serve two terms. While this started as an informal precedent, the 22nd Amendment adopted in 1951 made the term limit an official part of the U.S. Constitution.","answerImage":""}

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What is the name of the movement that occurred in the 1950s and 60s to fight racial discrimination?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Manifest Destiny","correct":false},{"answer":"The Great Movement","correct":false},{"answer":"The Civil Rights Movement","correct":true},{"answer":"The Right Fighters","correct":false}],"answerText":"The Civil Rights Movement occurred in the 1950s and 60s in the United States. Major figures included Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, James Baldwin, and Josephine Baker.","answerImage":""}

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Which of the following is NOT a war in which the United States was directly involved?

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Which of the following mountain ranges is NOT found in the United States?

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What is the national anthem of the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"The Star-Spangled Banner","correct":true},{"answer":"My Country, ‘Tis of Thee","correct":false},{"answer":"America the Beautiful","correct":false},{"answer":"Enter Sandman","correct":false}],"answerText":"\"The Star-Spangled Banner\" was written in 1814 and became the official anthem of the United States in 1931. Prior to that congressional resolution, other official US hymns included \"America the Beautiful\" and \"My Country, ‘Tis of Thee\".","answerImage":""}

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Why does the US flag have exactly 50 stars?

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What is the name of the body of water that borders the US west coast?

{"answers":[{"answer":"West Ocean","correct":false},{"answer":"Atlantic Ocean","correct":false},{"answer":"Pacific Ocean","correct":true},{"answer":"Indian Ocean","correct":false}],"answerText":"The Pacific Ocean borders the United States' west coast. The coastline stretches north to Alaska and south to California.","answerImage":""}

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What large body of water borders the United States on the east coast?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Atlantic Ocean","correct":true},{"answer":" East Ocean","correct":false},{"answer":"Arctic Ocean","correct":false},{"answer":"Pacific Ocean","correct":false}],"answerText":"The Atlantic Ocean borders the east coast of the United States. Over the centuries, many explorers, settlers, and immigrants crossed the Atlantic by boat to seek freedom and prosperity in America.","answerImage":""}

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Which of the following is an American Indian tribe in the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Cherokee","correct":false},{"answer":"Seminole","correct":false},{"answer":"Apache","correct":false},{"answer":"All of the above","correct":true}],"answerText":"Cherokee, Apache, and Seminole are just three of the over 500 federally recognized indigenous tribes in the United States. Native Americans in the United States now total over 5 million people and make up approximately 1.6 percent of the U.S. population.","answerImage":""}

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What month are the U.S. general elections held?

{"answers":[{"answer":"January","correct":false},{"answer":"September","correct":false},{"answer":"November","correct":true},{"answer":"December","correct":false}],"answerText":"Election Day in the United States is the official day for the general elections of federal public offices. It occurs the first Tuesday following November 1st annually.","answerImage":""}

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What are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution called?

{"answers":[{"answer":"The Bill of Wrongs","correct":false},{"answer":"The Amendments","correct":false},{"answer":"The Bill of Rights","correct":true},{"answer":"The Original Ten","correct":false}],"answerText":"The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments added to the U.S. Constitution to guarantee specific rights and freedoms as well as limit the government's power. The First Amendment grants citizens freedom of speech, press, peaceful assembly, and government petition, which continues to be a cornerstone of American democracy.","answerImage":""}

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Which United States president famously said, “Mr. Gorbachev - tear down this wall!”?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Bill Clinton","correct":false},{"answer":"Ronald Reagan","correct":true},{"answer":"Barack Obama","correct":false},{"answer":"George Bush, Sr.","correct":false}],"answerText":"The Berlin Wall was the infamous barrier between East and West Berlin erected in 1961. Even though Ronald Reagan said the famous line “tear down this wall!” in June 1987, the speech did not really become popular until the wall actually fell in 1989.","answerImage":""}

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Which national holiday traditionally celebrates the fall harvest?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Labor Day","correct":false},{"answer":"Christmas","correct":false},{"answer":"Halloween","correct":false},{"answer":"Thanksgiving","correct":true}],"answerText":"Thanksgiving has longstanding roots in the United States, and first celebrations date back to early settlers at Plymouth in 1621. This holiday is centered around giving thanks, and though it does have religious roots, it is a widely celebrated secular holiday as well.","answerImage":""}

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Which of the following is NOT a cabinet position?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Secretary of Education","correct":false},{"answer":"Secretary of Agriculture","correct":false},{"answer":"Governor of Law","correct":true},{"answer":"Secretary of State","correct":false}],"answerText":"The Cabinet of the United States is an array of about 15 top advisors to the president. While the positions are nominated by the president, the Senate holds a confirmation hearing to appoint the individuals to their positions officially.","answerImage":""}

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How many colonies were originally part of the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"10","correct":false},{"answer":"13","correct":true},{"answer":"15","correct":false},{"answer":"18","correct":false}],"answerText":"In 1776, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island all joined together to form the United States of America.","answerImage":""}

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Who was the 44th president of the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":" Barack Obama","correct":true},{"answer":"George W. Bush","correct":false},{"answer":"Donald Trump","correct":false},{"answer":"Bill Clinton","correct":false}],"answerText":"Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American individual to hold the office. He served the American people from 2009 to 2017.","answerImage":""}

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Who are the Joint Chiefs of Staff?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Military advisers","correct":true},{"answer":"Education advisers","correct":false},{"answer":"Judicial advisers","correct":false},{"answer":"Transportation advisers","correct":false}],"answerText":"The Joint Chiefs of Staff are uniformed leaders in the Department of Defense appointed by the president. They represent each branch, except the Coast Guard, of the military and advise the president and Secretary of Defense.","answerImage":""}

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What year was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

{"answers":[{"answer":"1805","correct":false},{"answer":"1812","correct":false},{"answer":"1700","correct":false},{"answer":"1776","correct":true}],"answerText":"The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the official announcement that the Thirteen Colonies were independent and thus at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain.","answerImage":""}

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What are the three branches of the United States federal government?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Legislative, State, Judicial","correct":false},{"answer":" Executive, Judicial, Press","correct":false},{"answer":"Judicial, State, Press","correct":false},{"answer":"Executive, Legislative, Judicial","correct":true}],"answerText":"The United States government is made up of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. There are checks and balances in place to keep one branch of government from monopolizing power.","answerImage":""}

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Which countries did the United States fight in World War II?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Italy, China, Japan","correct":false},{"answer":"England, Japan, China","correct":false},{"answer":"Germany, Italy, Japan","correct":true},{"answer":"Germany, England, Italy","correct":false}],"answerText":"During World War II, Germany, Italy, and Japan comprised the Axis powers that fought against the Allies. While they agreed on their opposition, the Axis powers did not fully coordinate their activities.","answerImage":""}

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Who did the United States fight during the Cold War?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Italy","correct":false},{"answer":"Germany","correct":false},{"answer":"The Soviet Union","correct":true},{"answer":" Poland","correct":false}],"answerText":"The Cold War with The Soviet Union began shortly after WWII ended and lasted over 40 years. While the conflict had no large-scale fighting between the two major sides, both supported major regional wars in other areas and competed in a massive arms race.","answerImage":""}

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How many stripes are there on the United States flag?

{"answers":[{"answer":"13","correct":true},{"answer":"15","correct":false},{"answer":"12","correct":false},{"answer":"10","correct":false}],"answerText":"The United States flag has 13 stripes that each represent the original colonies. In an early version of the flag, it had 15 stripes when Vermont and Kentucky were added to the union. However, in 1818, the design reverted to 13 stripes, and it has remained consistent since.","answerImage":""}

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What US government agency, established by President Woodrow Wilson, is responsible for promoting and regulating national parks, monuments, and reservations?

{"answers":[{"answer":"National Park Service","correct":true},{"answer":"National Travel Service","correct":false},{"answer":" National Wildlife Service","correct":false},{"answer":"National Outdoor Service","correct":false}],"answerText":"The National Park Service is an important government agency established to protect the incredible geography of the United States. Now, the United States has more than 60 national parks dedicated to preserving local history and creating nature-centered recreational opportunities.","answerImage":""}

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Who is the leader of the United States government executive branch?

{"answers":[{"answer":"The Supreme Court","correct":false},{"answer":"The Speaker of the House","correct":false},{"answer":"The President","correct":true},{"answer":"Congress","correct":false}],"answerText":"The president of the United States is the leader of the executive branch as well as the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. The primary check on presidential power is that he or she cannot make laws, but the individual does have the ability to veto a law passed by the legislative branch.","answerImage":""}

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What date did terrorists attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"October 11, 2011","correct":false},{"answer":" November 11, 2001","correct":false},{"answer":"September 1, 2000","correct":false},{"answer":"September 11, 2001","correct":true}],"answerText":"On September 11, 2001, four commercial aircrafts were hijacked by the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. The terrorist attack is a national tragedy that continues to shape and influence U.S. domestic and foreign policy.","answerImage":""}

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What 2,320-mile-long river starts in Lake Itasca in Minnesota and ends in the Gulf of Mexico on the coast of Louisiana?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Columbia River","correct":false},{"answer":"Missouri River","correct":false},{"answer":"Rock River","correct":false},{"answer":"Mississippi River","correct":true}],"answerText":"The Mississippi River is one of the longest rivers in the United States and is an important geographical landmark. It passes through or along 10 states and was a vital trade and transportation route throughout US history.","answerImage":""}

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What document is the supreme law of the land in the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"The Federalist Papers","correct":false},{"answer":"U.S. Constitution","correct":true},{"answer":"Bill of Rights","correct":false},{"answer":"Declaration of Independence","correct":false}],"answerText":"The U.S. Constitution was signed by the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. Currently, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest active federal constitution.","answerImage":""}

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What was the Underground Railroad?

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Which of these is the name of a mountain range in the eastern United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Cascade Mountains","correct":false},{"answer":"Appalachian Mountains","correct":true},{"answer":"Sierra Nevada Mountains","correct":false},{"answer":"Rocky Mountains","correct":false}],"answerText":"The Appalachian Mountains are an important geological feature in the eastern United States. Mount Mitchell is the highest peak in this range with an elevation of 6,684 feet.","answerImage":""}

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Which of these states does NOT border Mexico?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Nevada","correct":true},{"answer":"Arizona","correct":false},{"answer":"California","correct":false},{"answer":"Texas","correct":false}],"answerText":"The US-Mexico border is the most frequently crossed international boundary in the world and has 330 ports of entry. Roughly 350 million legal border crossings between the US and Mexico take place annually.","answerImage":""}

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Which former U.S. President was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Aaron Burr","correct":false},{"answer":"George Washington","correct":false},{"answer":"Alexander Hamilton","correct":false},{"answer":"Thomas Jefferson","correct":true}],"answerText":"Thomas Jefferson began drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1775, shortly after the American Revolution began. After multiple revisions, the final declaration was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.","answerImage":""}

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What US territory is located in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Miami, Florida?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Cuba","correct":false},{"answer":"Puerto Rico","correct":true},{"answer":"Dominican Republic","correct":false},{"answer":"Guam","correct":false}],"answerText":"Puerto Rico is a US territory, meaning that it is partially self-governing but still under the authority of the US government. As citizens of a US territory, Puerto Ricans are free to travel between the island and the continental United States. However, the territory does not have any voting members in Congress.","answerImage":""}

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This Massachusetts senator narrowly defeated Richard Nixon to become the 35th president of the United States.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Bill Clinton","correct":false},{"answer":" Dwight D. Eisenhower","correct":false},{"answer":"John F. Kennedy","correct":true},{"answer":"Jimmy Carter","correct":false}],"answerText":"John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon were a part of the very first televised presidential debates. Following this election, the use of television began to play a dynamic role in politics.","answerImage":""}

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How many U.S. Senators are there?

{"answers":[{"answer":"25","correct":false},{"answer":"50","correct":false},{"answer":"100","correct":true},{"answer":"200","correct":false}],"answerText":"Currently, there are 100 senators representing the 50 states (2 from each state). Each senator is elected at-large in their state for a six-year term, with terms staggered, so every two years approximately one-third of the Senate is up for election.","answerImage":""}

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If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

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Which person or branch has to the only power to veto bills?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Congress","correct":false},{"answer":"President","correct":true},{"answer":"Vice President","correct":false},{"answer":"Senators","correct":false}],"answerText":"The power of the President to refuse to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevent its enactment into law is the veto. The president has ten days (excluding Sundays) to sign a bill passed by Congress.","answerImage":""}

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What is the economic system in the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Socialist","correct":false},{"answer":"Communist","correct":false},{"answer":"Capitalist","correct":true},{"answer":"Democracy","correct":false}],"answerText":"Capitalism is an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.","answerImage":""}

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What is the capital of the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"New York, NY","correct":false},{"answer":"Boston, MA","correct":false},{"answer":"Washington, DC","correct":true},{"answer":"Los Angeles, CA","correct":false}],"answerText":"Washington, D.C., has been the federal capital city of the United States since 1802. Each U.S. state has its own capital city, as do many of its insular areas.","answerImage":""}

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We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?

{"answers":[{"answer":"2 Years","correct":false},{"answer":"4 Years","correct":false},{"answer":"6 Years ","correct":true},{"answer":"8 Years","correct":false}],"answerText":"A senator's term of office is six years and approximately one-third of the total membership of the Senate is elected every two years. ","answerImage":""}

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How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

{"answers":[{"answer":"5","correct":false},{"answer":"7","correct":false},{"answer":"9","correct":true},{"answer":"13","correct":false}],"answerText":"Nine Justices make up the current Supreme Court: one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices.","answerImage":""}

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Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Richard Nixon","correct":false},{"answer":"Abraham Lincoln","correct":false},{"answer":"Theodore Roosevelt","correct":false},{"answer":"Franklin D. Roosevelt","correct":true}],"answerText":"In 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president and he promised a \"New Deal\" for the American people. Congress created The Works Progress Administration (WPA) which offered work relief for thousands of people. The end to the Great Depression came about in 1941 with America's entry into World War II.","answerImage":""}

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During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Unemployment","correct":false},{"answer":"Communism","correct":true},{"answer":"Hunger","correct":false},{"answer":"Slavery","correct":false}],"answerText":"The main concern of the United States during the Cold War was the spread of communism. The Soviet Union (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or USSR) was a powerful nation that operated under the principles of communism.","answerImage":""}

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How many amendments does the Constitution have?

{"answers":[{"answer":"25","correct":false},{"answer":"26","correct":false},{"answer":"27","correct":true},{"answer":"28","correct":false}],"answerText":"The US Constitution has 27 amendments that protect the rights of Americans. Do you know them all?","answerImage":""}

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When do we celebrate Independence Day?

{"answers":[{"answer":"January 1st","correct":false},{"answer":"April 15th","correct":false},{"answer":"July 4th","correct":true},{"answer":"2nd Tuesday in November","correct":false}],"answerText":"Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as \"the Fourth of July\". It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States.","answerImage":""}

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Who was President during World War I?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Richard Nixon","correct":false},{"answer":"Abraham Lincoln","correct":false},{"answer":"Woodrow Wilson","correct":true},{"answer":"Theodore Roosevelt","correct":false}],"answerText":"Woodrow Wilson, a leader of the Progressive Movement, was the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921). After a policy of neutrality at the outbreak of World War I, Wilson led America into war in order to “make the world safe for democracy.”","answerImage":""}

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The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

{"answers":[{"answer":"453","correct":false},{"answer":"345","correct":false},{"answer":"534","correct":false},{"answer":"435","correct":true}],"answerText":"There are seven states with only one representative: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming.","answerImage":""}

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What piece of land did the United States buy from France in 1803?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Alaska","correct":false},{"answer":"Puerto Rico","correct":false},{"answer":"Lousiana Territory","correct":true},{"answer":"Hawaii","correct":false}],"answerText":"The U.S. paid France the equivalent of $15 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory.","answerImage":""}

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Who was the Confederate president during the Civil War?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Abraham Lincoln","correct":false},{"answer":"Robert E. Lee","correct":false},{"answer":"Jefferson Davis","correct":true},{"answer":"Stonewall Jackson","correct":false}],"answerText":"The president of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis, was the elected head of state and government of the Confederate States. The president also headed the executive branch of government and was commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy, and of the militia of the several states when called into Confederate service.","answerImage":""}

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Who was the president from 1933 to 1945, the only president to serve more than 8 years in office?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Harry Truman","correct":false},{"answer":"Franklin D. Roosevelt","correct":true},{"answer":"Herbert Hoover","correct":false},{"answer":"Dwight Eisenhower","correct":false}],"answerText":"On November 7, 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented fourth term in office. FDR remains the only president to have served more than two terms.","answerImage":""}

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Who was the only president to serve two separate terms in office?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Benjamin Harrison","correct":false},{"answer":"William McKinley","correct":false},{"answer":"Grover Cleveland","correct":true},{"answer":"Chester A. Arthur","correct":false}],"answerText":"Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was an American politician and lawyer who was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, the only president in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office (1885–1889 and 1893–1897). He won the popular vote for three presidential elections—in 1884, 1888, and 1892—and was one of two Democrats (with Woodrow Wilson) to be elected president during the era of Republican political domination dating from 1861 to 1933.","answerImage":""}

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Where did American protesters throw the British East India Company's tea in 1773?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Boston Harbor","correct":true},{"answer":"Mississippi River","correct":false},{"answer":"San Francisco Bay","correct":false},{"answer":"Hudson River","correct":false}],"answerText":"Colonists tossed 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor in protest of \"taxation without representation.\"","answerImage":""}

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Which political party opposed slavery in the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Democratic Party","correct":false},{"answer":"Independent Party","correct":false},{"answer":"Republican Party","correct":true},{"answer":"Libertarian Party","correct":false}],"answerText":"The Republican Party, often called the GOP (short for “Grand Old Party”) is one of two major political parties in the United States. Founded in 1854 as a coalition opposing the extension of slavery into Western territories, the Republican Party fought to protect the rights of African Americans after the Civil War. ","answerImage":""}

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Who was the only United States President that resigned from Office?

{"answers":[{"answer":"John F. Kennedy","correct":false},{"answer":"Donald Trump","correct":false},{"answer":"Bill Clinton","correct":false},{"answer":"Richard Nixon","correct":true}],"answerText":"Nixon became the only president to resign from the office due to his involvement in the Watergate scandal.","answerImage":""}

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Which president took office when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Ulysses S. Grant","correct":false},{"answer":"Hannibal Hamlin","correct":false},{"answer":"Andrew Johnson","correct":true},{"answer":"Robert E. Lee","correct":false}],"answerText":"Andrew Johnson was the 17th president of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson assumed the presidency as he was vice president of the United States at the time of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.","answerImage":""}

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We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?

{"answers":[{"answer":"2","correct":true},{"answer":"3","correct":false},{"answer":"4","correct":false},{"answer":"5","correct":false}],"answerText":"Members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are considered for reelection every even year. Senators however, serve six-year terms and elections to the Senate are staggered over even years so that only about 1/3 of the Senate is up for reelection during any election.","answerImage":""}

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Who was the second president of the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"James Madison","correct":false},{"answer":"Samuel Adams","correct":false},{"answer":"Thomas Jefferson","correct":false},{"answer":"John Adams","correct":true}],"answerText":"John Adams, a remarkable political philosopher, served as the second President of the United States (1797-1801), after serving as the first Vice President under President George Washington.","answerImage":""}

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Which state seceded from Virginia in 1863?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Kentucky","correct":false},{"answer":"West Virginia","correct":true},{"answer":"Maryland","correct":false},{"answer":"North Carolina","correct":false}],"answerText":"West Virginia seceded from Virginia during the Civil War, in 1863.","answerImage":""}

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America's National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key, was inspired by Key witnessing an attack during what war?

{"answers":[{"answer":"The War of 1812","correct":true},{"answer":"The Revolutionary War","correct":false},{"answer":"World War 1","correct":false},{"answer":"The Civil War","correct":false}],"answerText":"The British deployed the first rockets in America during their attack against Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key witnessed this attack and immortalized it in his song.","answerImage":""}

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Zachary Taylor, the 12th President have died of natural causes while in office. What is considered the cause of death?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Heart Attack","correct":false},{"answer":"Gastroenteritis","correct":true},{"answer":"Cancer","correct":false},{"answer":"Stroke","correct":false}],"answerText":"President Zachary Taylor, known as “Old Rough and Ready” from his days as a General died from gastroenteritis a few days after the Fourth of July during which he celebrated out in the hot sun gorging himself on lots of cherries and milk. ","answerImage":""}

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What infamous day in American History is known as “Black Tuesday?”

{"answers":[{"answer":"The day Kennedy was assassinated","correct":false},{"answer":"September 11th, 2011","correct":false},{"answer":"The day the Stock Market crashed","correct":true},{"answer":"The day Abraham Lincoln was assassinated","correct":false}],"answerText":"October 29, 1929 is known as “Black Tuesday” because on this day share prices on the New York Stock Exchange completely collapsed, becoming a pivotal factor in the start of the Great Depression.","answerImage":""}

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What U.S. president said in his inaugural address, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"?

{"answers":[{"answer":"John F. Kennedy","correct":false},{"answer":"Barack Obama","correct":false},{"answer":"Abraham Lincoln","correct":false},{"answer":"Franklin Roosevelt","correct":true}],"answerText":"Roosevelt delivered this famous line during his first inaugural address in 1933 warning against letting the economy be paralyzed by fears and anxieties because the country was in a severe economic depression when he took office.","answerImage":""}

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What state was the first ratify the United States Constitution and therefore the first to enter the union?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Massachusetts","correct":false},{"answer":"Connecticut","correct":false},{"answer":"Delaware","correct":true},{"answer":"New York","correct":false}],"answerText":"Delaware was the first state to ratify the US Constitution and is known as the \"First State\".","answerImage":""}

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In 1793 Eli Whitney patented an invention that would change American agriculture. What was it that he invented?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Telephone","correct":false},{"answer":"Tractor","correct":false},{"answer":"Cotton Gin","correct":true},{"answer":"Automobile","correct":false}],"answerText":"Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin helped the operator to separate the cotton fiber from the seeds on a large scale which would allow large-scale production of cotton in the Southern states becoming the backbone of their economies.","answerImage":""}

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Who is the only President to be elected without any political or military experience?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Barack Obama","correct":false},{"answer":"Ronald Reagan","correct":false},{"answer":"George Washington","correct":false},{"answer":"Donald Trump","correct":true}],"answerText":"Donald Trump is the only US president ever with no political or military experience.","answerImage":""}

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Who was the first African American appointed to the Supreme Court?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Clarence Thomas","correct":false},{"answer":"Martin Luther King","correct":false},{"answer":"Thurgood Marshall","correct":true},{"answer":"Frederick Douglas","correct":false}],"answerText":"On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated distinguished civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall to be the first African American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.","answerImage":""}

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Who was first female secretary of state of the United States?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Madeleine Albright","correct":true},{"answer":"Condoleezza Rice","correct":false},{"answer":"Hillary Clinton","correct":false},{"answer":"Elizabeth Dole ","correct":false}],"answerText":"Madeleine Albright was the first female United States Secretary of State in U.S. history, having served from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.","answerImage":""}

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What is the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Freedom of Speech","correct":false},{"answer":"The Right To Bear Arms","correct":true},{"answer":"Abolition of Slavery and Involuntary Servitude","correct":false},{"answer":"Protections against Excessive Bail, Cruel and Unusual Punishment","correct":false}],"answerText":"The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the individual right to keep and bear arms. It was ratified on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights.","answerImage":""}

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What were the crimes President Bill Clinton was accused of that resulted in his eventual impeachment by the House of Representatives?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Theft and assault","correct":false},{"answer":"Perjury and obstruction of justice","correct":true},{"answer":"Treason and espionage","correct":false},{"answer":"None of the Above","correct":false}],"answerText":"President Bill Clinton was dealt two articles of impeachment, one for perjury (lying under oath) and another for obstruction of justice. The appointed independent counsel, Kenneth Starr, found sufficient evidence that the president had lied under oath about a relationship he had had with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern. Despite the impeachment charges, the Senate vote did not produce the two-thirds majority required to remove Clinton from office.","answerImage":""}

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What was the domestic American response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001?

{"answers":[{"answer":"There was a steep increase in American patriotism and solidarity.","correct":false},{"answer":"The Department of Homeland Security was created to focus on counter-terrorism efforts at home and abroad.","correct":false},{"answer":"The Patriot Act was signed giving federal agents unprecedented investigative powers to investigate potential terrorists.","correct":false},{"answer":"All of the Above","correct":true}],"answerText":"Following the 9/11 attacks, patriotism was in full display as Americans came together both to mourn the loss of those killed in the New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. attacks and to celebrate the heroes who risked their lives to help the victims. Meanwhile, new bureaucratic measures were put in place to both enhance the federal government's counter-terrorism efforts as well as increase the ability of the government's intelligence community to gather information on people suspected of terrorism.","answerImage":""}

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Which of the following was the first Southern state to secede from the Union?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Virginia","correct":false},{"answer":"North Carolina","correct":false},{"answer":"South Carolina","correct":true},{"answer":"Georgia","correct":false}],"answerText":"South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 20, 1860. Within months, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia all followed suit. On February 4, 1861, these states joined together to form the Confederate States of America.","answerImage":""}

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Which woman was an escaped slave who worked as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, and served as an armed scout and spy for the US Army during the Civil War?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Harriet Tubman","correct":true},{"answer":"Belle Boyd","correct":false},{"answer":"Harriet Beecher Stowe","correct":false},{"answer":"Sojourner Truth","correct":false}],"answerText":"Born into slavery in Maryland, Tubman escaped in 1849. She later returned to help relatives and dozens of other slaves reach freedom. During the Civil War, she served as a scout for the Union army and helped liberate more than 750 people from slavery.","answerImage":""}

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Which man escaped slavery and became a national leader in the abolitionist movement, and was the first African American to run for vice-president?

{"answers":[{"answer":"William Lloyd Garrison","correct":false},{"answer":"George Washington Carver","correct":false},{"answer":"Booker T. Washington","correct":false},{"answer":"Frederick Douglass","correct":true}],"answerText":"Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland. He escaped slavery in 1838 and became a preacher and an abolitionist. His oratorical and literary brilliance helped him to become a natural leader during the abolition movement. After the Civil War, Douglass worked for equality for African Americans and women. In 1872 the Equal Rights Party named him as their vice-presidential candidate.","answerImage":""}

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Which Supreme Court case held that the act of burning a flag is protected under the First Amendment?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Cohen v. California","correct":false},{"answer":"Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire","correct":false},{"answer":"Griswold v. Connecticut","correct":false},{"answer":"Texas v. Johnson","correct":true}],"answerText":"Texas v. Johnson was a 5–4 ruling issued in 1989. The Court held that Johnson's burning of the flag constituted expressive conduct and permitted him to invoke the First Amendment in defense. This decision invalidated the laws against desecrating the American flag that were in place in 48 of the 50 states.","answerImage":""}

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Which president was the first to face an impeachment vote in the US Senate?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Andrew Johnson","correct":true},{"answer":"Richard Nixon","correct":false},{"answer":"Andrew Jackson","correct":false},{"answer":"Bill Clinton","correct":false}],"answerText":"Johnson became the first American president to be impeached on March 2–3, 1868, when the House formally adopted the articles of impeachment and forwarded them to the United States Senate for adjudication. The trial in the Senate began three days later, with Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase presiding.","answerImage":""}

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Which president was in office for the shortest amount of time?

{"answers":[{"answer":"William McKinley","correct":false},{"answer":"William Henry Harrison","correct":true},{"answer":"Andrew Johnson","correct":false},{"answer":"John F. Kennedy","correct":false}],"answerText":"William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military officer and politician who served as the ninth president of the United States in 1841. He died of typhoid, pneumonia or paratyphoid fever 31 days into his term (the shortest tenure), becoming the first president to die in office.","answerImage":""}

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