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The Easiest American History Quiz You Will Ever Fail

Many of us believe we have a firm grip on American history, but do we.  How much do you really know and how is that you think you know?  Take this test, then scroll to the bottom of the page to check your answers. You will be shocked.

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Where did the Pilgrims first land in the New World?

Who was the first president of the United States?

Who was the first Black player in the major leagues?

What was Ponce De Leon searching for in Florida?

Who designed the first American flag?

What type of hat was the most popular in the old wild west?

On what date did the Continental Congress sign the Declaration of Independence?

On what date did the Continental Congress pass the Declaration of Independence?

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The Pilgrims first landed in this country at the tip of Cape Cod, which is now known as Provincetown.  The Pilgrims were desperately low on food and water and were forced to stop and resupply before heading to Plymouth Rock

 

John Hanson.  After the signing of the Declaration, the Congress would elect one of their members to serve a one year term as president.  Patrick Henry served two terms but not consecutively.  Washington was the first post constitution president.

 

Moses Fleetwood Walker played in the major leagues in 1884.  His brother Weldy played a few games in the majjor leagues that same year.  Blacks were not barred from baseball until 1889.

 

Ponce De Leon was searching for nothing in Florida. The story was started by a man who hated De leon years after his death to make him look like a fool.

No one knows who designed the American Flag.  Betsy Ross claimed her contribution was changing the stars from 6 point to 5 because they were easier to make.

Contrary to popular belief, the cowboy hat was not popular at all.  Although it was first made in 1865 it did not become popular late in the 1800s.  The most popular hat was the bowler.

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August 2nd 1776.  Mostly.  Copies had to be made and members of Congress were required to sign every copy.  Five signed them after August 2nd and two never signed it at all.

 

The Declaration of Independence was passed on July 2nd 1776.  It was decided that the original copy needed some minor changes that was completed two days later.  The printer made a mistake and changed the date on the document to July 4th and that just kinf of stuck.

 

How many did you get right?

 

 

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