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. What is known as the Boston Tea Party?Destruction of cargo in Boston Harbour. The Boston Tea Party was an act of sabotage against British fiscal policy that favoured East India Company over American companies. On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbour disguised as Mohawks, and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. Today the tea destroyed would be valued at over $1m. The actions eventually led to American Revolution. Created by: smyruaverage 68% New World way of serving teaNew World way of serving tea474battle against native Americansbattle against native Americans799destruction of cargo in Boston Harbourdestruction of cargo in Boston Harbour4044first gathering of Continental Congressfirst gathering of Continental Congress624USA riddles » 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: yoshchimvery easy 87% James K. PolkJames K. Polk4Richard NixonRichard Nixon115Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor7Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson6history riddles » 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.orghard 49% Alabama, 1816Alabama, 1816974Arizona, 1848Arizona, 18481023Alaska, 1880Alaska, 18802410Mississippi, 1918Mississippi, 19184252history riddles » 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 Yakohard 55% it went bankruptit went bankrupt1282it was renamed Texacoit was renamed Texaco2346it was renamed Chevronit was renamed Chevron1069it was forcily split to several independent companiesit was forcily split to several independent companies5868companies riddles » 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.orgaverage 60% early Christian Martyrearly Christian Martyr5635king of Franceking of France17665translator of the Bibletranslator of the Bible1552founder of the Knights Templarfounder of the Knights Templar4125saints riddles » 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.orgeasy 76% Easter IslandEaster Island3888GreenlandGreenland20880MaltaMalta1170BornholmBornholm1275history of Scandinavia riddles » 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 Tamangvery hard 32% New YorkNew York853TexasTexas1090ArizonaArizona1643North DakotaNorth Dakota1428Amerindians riddles » 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.orghard 47% Indian tribeIndian tribe3836Name of the land ownerName of the land owner9179Latin name of a plantLatin name of a plant3736Similarity to TransylvaniaSimilarity to Transylvania2585history of North America riddles » 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.orghard 42% Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands7509LiberiaLiberia12126SomaliaSomalia3349PanamaPanama5268geography of West Africa riddles » 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: Bettyaverage 67% in New York Cityin New York City3524in Atlantic Cityin Atlantic City2543in Chicagoin Chicago15780in Las Vegasin Las Vegas1605crime riddles » Play history of the United States quiz and see all the questions.