Do You Think You Are a Modern US Historian?

Charlie, Heywise Staff
By Charlie, Heywise Staff

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.

Did you know?

Team 'Merica

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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