History of the United States questions This is a list of recently added questions about history of the United States. Play history of the United States quiz and see all the questions. Which United States President did not own slaves?Richard Nixon. If you didn't know, presidents owned slaves. Richard Nixon was a president who got impeached, but did not own slaves. Ulysses Grant was the youngest president to own slaves! Zachary Taylor is a president who had slaves. Andrew Jackson had the most, 160 slaves, who could never be freed on his will. James Polk had a few 15 slaves.Created by: yoshchimhistory riddles »very easy 88% James K. PolkJames K. Polk2Richard NixonRichard Nixon55Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor3Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson2 Which US State was the last to introduce compulsory education?Mississippi, 1918. Compulsory education was not part of early American society, which relied instead on church-run private schools that mostly charged fees for tuition. Compulsory school attendance based on the Prussian model reached the American Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1852, and gradually spread other states until 1918. Mississippi was the last state to enact a compulsory attendance law.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory riddles »hard 51% Alabama, 1816Alabama, 1816509Arizona, 1848Arizona, 1848528Alaska, 1880Alaska, 18801272Mississippi, 1918Mississippi, 19182413 Rockefeller's Standard Oil used to be the most profitable company in the world. What happened to it?It was forcily split to several independent companies. In 1911, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Standard Oil must be dissolved under the Sherman Antitrust Act and split into 34 companies. Four of these companies were "Jersey Standard", which became Exxon, "Standard Oil of New York" which became Mobil, "Standard Oil of Ohio" which became SOHIO, "Standard Oil of Indiana" which became Amoco and "Standard Oil of California" which became the Chevron Corp.Created by: Masahiro Yakocompanies riddles »hard 53% it went bankruptit went bankrupt746it was renamed Texacoit was renamed Texaco1577it was renamed Chevronit was renamed Chevron671it was forcily split to several independent companiesit was forcily split to several independent companies3435 Who is the city of St. Louis named after?King of France. Louis IX (1214 – 1270) is the only canonised king of France, mostly due to his support and participation in the crusades. There are many places named after him, including the city of St. Louis, Missouri, and both the state and city of San Luis Potosí in Mexico. Created by: globalquiz.orgsaints riddles »average 61% early Christian Martyrearly Christian Martyr3430king of Franceking of France11117translator of the Bibletranslator of the Bible968founder of the Knights Templarfounder of the Knights Templar2684 Which large island did the USA try to buy for $100,000,000 in 1946?Greenland. On 8 April 1941, the United States occupied Greenland in order to defend it against a possible invasion by Germany. After the end of WW2, the United States wished to keep the island for strategic reasons and offered $100,000,000, but Denmark refused to sell.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Scandinavia riddles »easy 76% Easter IslandEaster Island2538GreenlandGreenland13436MaltaMalta775BornholmBornholm864 Which was the last of the contiguous states to become a U.S. state?Arizona is the place of the Apache resistance. It became a U.S. state on February 14, 1912. This resulted in the end to the territorial colonization of Continental North America. Created by: Sumit TamangAmerindians riddles »very hard 32% New YorkNew York658TexasTexas780ArizonaArizona1177North DakotaNorth Dakota1029 What is the origin of the name of Pennsylvania?Name of the land owner. In 1681, Charles II granted a land charter to William Penn to repay a debt of £16,000 owed to William's father, Admiral William Penn. This was one of the largest land grants to an individual in history. William Penn wanted to name the land Sylvania and was embarrassed at the name Pennsylvania chosen by the king.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of North America riddles »hard 48% Indian tribeIndian tribe2620Name of the land ownerName of the land owner6359Latin name of a plantLatin name of a plant2509Similarity to TransylvaniaSimilarity to Transylvania1665 Which country other than USA named its capital after the president of the United States?Liberia was created in 1847 by freed slaves from the United States. They established a government modeled on that of the United States and named its capital city Monrovia after James Monroe, a prominent supporter of the colonization.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of West Africa riddles »hard 43% Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands5274LiberiaLiberia8620SomaliaSomalia2399PanamaPanama3689 Where did Al Capone operate?In Chicago. Capone settled in Chicago to take over the Johnny Torrio’s business dealing with outlawed liquor. Within 3 years, Capone had nearly 700 men at his disposal. By the middle of the decade, he had gained complete control of the suburb Cicero, and had installed his own Mayor in office.Created by: Bettycrime riddles »average 68% in New York Cityin New York City2237in Atlantic Cityin Atlantic City1638in Chicagoin Chicago10733in Las Vegasin Las Vegas961 Where does the name of the Charleston dance come from?Charleston, South Carolina. The was named by composer James P. Johnson for the harbor city of Charleston. Johnson said he first heard the rhythm from Charleston dockworkers.Created by: stigdance riddles »hard 54% Charleston, South CarolinaCharleston, South Carolina5090Lord Edward CharlestonLord Edward Charleston2098Charles LindberghCharles Lindbergh933Charleston Building, ChicagoCharleston Building, Chicago1154 Play history of the United States quiz and see all the questions.