Fancy yourself a historian? Since 1776, Americans have been working for Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. We’re coming up on 250 years old! But this quiz is focused on the more modern US history. These questions begin in the 1950s and test your knowledge of politics and social trends in the country in the more recent past. From presidents to proclamations and military scandals and music festivals, you’re sure to enjoy this fun flashback quiz-style.
Chantelle took to the written word like a fish takes to water. That is to say, she found herself immersed in literature from before she was born. She’s been known to tell her friends all about how she can still remember the passages she heard her mother read to her when she was in the womb - Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen, and a bit of Hunter S. Thompson thrown in to balance it out. Whether she’s whipping up pithy one-liners to tease your brain or busy working on her second novel (the first one is available on Amazon under a pen name she refuses to disclose), Chantelle has continued to keep her feet wet with words, as it were. You’re sure to get a kick out of her giggle-worthy explanations and outrageous hints, and still come away feeling like you’ve just expanded your knowledge base.
Sometimes you’ll hear people say ‘Merica or ‘Murica instead of America. Perhaps surprisingly, this humorous non-standard pronunciation of the country’s name had its origins back in the early 19th century. According to Oxford Dictionaries, the word is “used especially to emphasize qualities regarded as stereotypically American, such as materialism or fervent patriotism.”
The true name America dates from the early 16th century. The proper noun used as a name for the United States is through to have derived from the Latin form of the name for America Vespucci, who sailed along the west coast of South America in 1501.
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