U.S. History Practice Quizzes



Early Sunday Morning by Edward Hopper, 1930
(Whitney Museum of American Art--Art Museum Image Consortium)


    Please select a quiz to review a topic.  If you would be interested in purchasing a set of topical U.S. history crossword puzzles, follow this link for a sample puzzle, key, and order instructions.

Topic/Time Period
Multiple-Choice Quiz 
Matching Quiz
1500s-1600s: Early American Colonial Life
Colonial Beginnings and Puritanism

Early Colonial Characters
1700-1760s: 18th Century Colonies
18th Century American Colonies

1750-1770s: Background to Revolution
Background to the American Revolution (1750s-1770s)
British Pre-War Policies
1775-1783: The War for Independence
Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Battles
1781-1789: The Articles of Confederation & Constitutional Convention
Articles & Constitutional Convention
Articles Period
 1789-1801: The Federalist Era
 Federalist Era
Federalist Era Characters

1801-1815: 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
Jacksonian Era Characters
1830s & 1840s: Westward Expansion & War with Mexico
Expansionism & Manifest Destiny
Expansionism
 1830s & 1840s: Reform in the Jacksonian Era
 Reform Movements

1800-1860: Slavery in America
Slavery

1850s: Prelude to War
 Antebellum America
1850s Characters
1860s: Civil War
Civil War
Civil War Battles
1865-1876: Reconstruction
 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
Imperialism

1900-1918: Progressivism
Progressivism
Progressive Heroines
1914-1919: World War I & Treaty of Versailles
World War I

1920-1929: The Roaring Twenties
The 1920s
1920s Characters
1929-1940: The Great Depression
The Great Depression
New Deal Agencies
1920-1939: American Foreign Policy Between the World Wars
American Foreign Relations: 1920-1939

1939-1945: World War II
World War II
World War II Battles
1945-1960: Cold War, McCarthyism & Korea
Cold War & Korean War
Cold War
1954-1968: Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Civil Rights Characters
 1950-1959: The 1950s
 The 1950s

1954-1975: Vietnam
The Vietnam War
Vietnam War Sites
1960s: Kennedy, Youth Movements
The 1960s

1972-1974: Watergate
Watergate
Watergate Characters
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 wonderful freeware application developed 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.


I have co-edited an AP U.S. History review book, REA's AP United States History. You can order it by clicking on the cover below.