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 91% James K. PolkJames K. Polk2Richard NixonRichard Nixon53Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor2Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson1 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 50% Alabama, 1816Alabama, 1816459Arizona, 1848Arizona, 1848493Alaska, 1880Alaska, 18801175Mississippi, 1918Mississippi, 19182186 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 bankrupt720it was renamed Texacoit was renamed Texaco1513it was renamed Chevronit was renamed Chevron645it was forcily split to several independent companiesit was forcily split to several independent companies3315 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 60% early Christian Martyrearly Christian Martyr3236king of Franceking of France10302translator of the Bibletranslator of the Bible923founder of the Knights Templarfounder of the Knights Templar2546 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 75% Easter IslandEaster Island2370GreenlandGreenland12358MaltaMalta726BornholmBornholm819 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 York626TexasTexas739ArizonaArizona1127North DakotaNorth Dakota976 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 47% Indian tribeIndian tribe2512Name of the land ownerName of the land owner5955Latin name of a plantLatin name of a plant2410Similarity to TransylvaniaSimilarity to Transylvania1589 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 42% Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands5003LiberiaLiberia8097SomaliaSomalia2277PanamaPanama3519 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 City2141in Atlantic Cityin Atlantic City1585in Chicagoin Chicago10143in Las Vegasin Las Vegas932 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 Carolina4818Lord Edward CharlestonLord Edward Charleston2009Charles LindberghCharles Lindbergh887Charleston Building, ChicagoCharleston Building, Chicago1119 Play history of the United States quiz and see all the questions.