The early days of American colonization were brutal for pretty much all those involved. But this quiz? Piece of cake. Sort of. What’s Your Early American History IQ?
In what year did Christopher Columbus make his famed first voyage across ‘”the ocean blue” to the Americas?
1969... The summer of love!
But about 500 years before Columbus, who led the Norse expedition that many believe was truly the first group of Europeans to reach the Americas?
Who is “America” named after?
George Washington made it up...
In 1565, the first permanent European colony in North America was founded at St. Augustine (Florida) by which nation?
And which was the first English settlement in North America?
Speaking of Jamestown, according to some accounts, Captain John Smith managed to survive his capture by Native American Chief Powhatan, only due to the intervention of the chief’s daughter, widely known as…
Brought to Jamestown by John Rolfe, what was colonial Virginia’s most successful cash crop?
What’s the name of the ship that transported the first Pilgrims from Plymouth to present-day Massachusetts?
Speaking of Pilgrims, the first “Thanksgiving” feast was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. Which of the following foods was likely *not* on the menu?
Pies and tarts
But before the Pilgrims even arrived, a disease brought from Europe ravaged Native American communities in New England. This period, from 1616-1619 is often referred to as “The Great Dying”. Which disease is considered the most likely cause?
Famously connected to the “Fountain of Youth”, what is the name of the first Spanish explorer to arrive in Florida in 1513?
Juan Ponce de Leon
The island of Manhattan was bought from Native Americans by a Dutch colonist named Peter Minuit. What name did he first give it?
The American Civil War was one of the most ideologically complicated and bloody struggles in United States history and it was integral to building the foundations of institutions, policies, and More >>