History of the USA Converted from Henry William Elson’s History of the United States of America The MacMillan Company, New York, 1904

History of the USA Converted from Henry William Elson’s History of the United States of America The MacMillan Company, New York, 1904

History of the USA

Converted from Henry William Elson’s
History of the United States of America
The MacMillan Company, New York, 1904

The following ten chapters from the original book by Henry William Elson were transcribed by Kathy Leigh. Thanks to her efforts they are offered here in e-text form for your enjoyment. Note that the table of contents below does not include original pagination or chapters that are not available online. Scholars should reference the text at any major library.

E-Text Table of Contents

Abraham Lincoln Quiz

Abraham Lincoln Quiz

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A political cartoon of Andrew Johnson and Abraham Lincoln, 1865.

A political cartoon of Andrew Johnson and Abraham Lincoln, 1865. The caption reads (Johnson to the former rail-splitter): Take it quietly Uncle Abe and I will draw it closer than ever!! (Lincoln to the former tailor): A few more stitches Andy and the good old Union will be mended! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photograph of a reproduction of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Photograph of a reproduction of the Emancipation Proclamation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Presidential campaign button with portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin

Presidential campaign button with portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Signature of Abraham Lincoln.

Signature of Abraham Lincoln. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abraham Lincoln Quiz Questions

1) When was Abraham Lincoln first sworn in as President of USA?
a) 20 January 1869
b) 4 March 1861
c) 20 January 1873
d) 4 March 1849

2) When was Abraham Lincoln born?
a) 26 January 1800
b) 1 March 1805
c) 12 February 1809
d) 9 September 1816

3) Where was Abraham Lincoln born?
a) Libreville
b) New York
c) Hodgenville
d) Austin

4) In which war was Abraham Lincoln a captain?
a) Panama
b) Black Hawk
c) Mexican
d) Balkan War II

5) To which political party did Abraham Lincoln belong when he became President?
a) Democratic
b) Republican
c) Green
d) Conservative

6) Who was Abraham Lincoln’s running mate for Presidential Election 1860?
a) Andrew Johnson
b) John Bell
c) Hannibal Hamlin
d) Stephen a. Douglas

7) When did Emancipation Proclamation come into effect?
a) 1 January 1861
b) 1 January 1863
c) 4 July 1861
d) 25 December 1862

8) Which famous address did Abraham Lincoln give on 19 November 1863?
a) New York
b) Washington
c) Gettysburg
d) Philadelphia

9) Abraham Lincoln was shot on 14 April 1865. What was the significance of that day?
a) Ash Wednesday
b) Maundy Thursday
c) Good Friday
d) Easter Sunday

10) How is Abraham Lincoln’s life described?
a) From dog house to pent house
b) From log house to White House
c) From Green House to Red House
d) From here to eternity

Abraham Lincoln Quiz Questions with Answers

1) When was Abraham Lincoln first sworn in as President of USA?
b) 4 March 1861

2) When was Abraham Lincoln born?
c) 12 February 1809

3) Where was Abraham Lincoln born?
c) Hodgenville

4) In which war was Abraham Lincoln a captain?
b) Black Hawk

5) To which political party did Abraham Lincoln belong when he became President?
b) Republican

6) Who was Abraham Lincoln’s running mate for Presidential Election 1860?
c) Hannibal Hamlin

7) When did Emancipation Proclamation come into effect?
b) 1 January 1863
Note: Emancipation Proclamation was issued on 22/9/1862 and came into effect on 1/1/1863.

8) Which famous address did Abraham Lincoln give on 19 November 1863?
c) Gettysburg

9) Abraham Lincoln was shot on 14 April 1865. What was the significance of that day?
c) Good Friday

10) How is Abraham Lincoln’s life described?
b) From log house to White House

Ulysses Grant Quiz

Ulysses Grant Quiz

A portrait of Ulysses S. Grant

A portrait of Ulysses S. Grant (1865, Ole Peter Hansen Balling) located in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Signature of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States

Signature of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ulysses S. Grant Collage

In the left of this picture U.S. Grant can be seen firing a mountain howitzer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This quiz is about  the eighteenth President of USA.)

Ulysses Grant Quiz Questions

1) When was Ulysses Grant first sworn in as President of USA?
a) 20 January 1869
b) 4 March 1869
c) 4 March 1872
d) 4 November 1868

2) When was Ulysses Grant born?
a) 6 May 1815
b) 27 April 1822
c) 14 February 1807
d) 26 November 1821

3) Where was Ulysses Grant born?
a) Point Pleasant
b) Palm Springs
c) Chicago
d) Columbus

4) What was Ulysses Grant’s first name when he was born?
a) George
b) James
c) Hiram
d) William

5) What did Ulysses Grant want to become?
a) Singer
b) Boxer
c) Professor of mathematics
d) Professor of physics

6) Which fort was captured first by Ulysses Grant in American Civil War?
a) Fort Knox
b) Fort Henry
c) Fort Donelson
d) Fort Cochin

7) When did Ulysses Grant become the Commander-in-Chief of United States Army?
a) 17 June 1861
b) 21 August 1861
c) 24 October 1862
d) 12 March 1864

8) Where did Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysses Grant on 9 April 1865?
a) White House
b) Capitol
c) Appomattox Court House
d) Boston Custom House

9) Which of the following terrorist groups tried to stop blacks from participating in the society during the Presidency of Ulysses Grant?
a) Lashkar-e-Toiba
b) Ku Klux Klan
c) ETA
d) ULFA

10) Which brokerage firm caused huge losses to Ulysses Grant?
a) Lehmann Brothers
b) AIG
c) Grant & Ward
d) Jardine & Campbell

Ulysses Grant Quiz Questions with Answers

1) When was Ulysses Grant first sworn in as President of USA?
b) 4 March 1869

2) When was Ulysses Grant born?
b) 27 April 1822

3) Where was Ulysses Grant born?
a) Point Pleasant

4) What was Ulysses Grant’s first name when he was born?
c) Hiram

5) What did Ulysses Grant want to become?
c) Professor of mathematics

6) Which fort was captured first by Ulysses Grant in American Civil War?
b) Fort Henry

7) When did Ulysses Grant become the Commander-in-Chief of United States Army?
d) 12 March 1864

8) Where did Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysses Grant on 9 April 1865?
c) Appomattox Court House

9) Which of the following terrorist groups tried to stop blacks from participating in the society during the Presidency of Ulysses Grant?
b) Ku Klux Klan

10) Which brokerage firm caused huge losses to Ulysses Grant?
c) Grant & Ward

Frances Cleveland Preston Quiz

Frances Cleveland Preston Quiz

Frances Clara Folsom Cleveland Preston was the wife of the President of the United States Grover Cleveland and the 27th First Lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897. Becoming First Lady at age 21, she remains the youngest First Lady in history. Source: Wikipedia

Frances Cleveland Preston Quiz Questions

 

1. When was Frances Clara Folsom born?
a) 17 Mach 1854
b) 5 April 1858
c) 21 July 1864
d) 9 December 1862

2. Where was Frances Clara Folsom born?
a) Buffalo
b) New York
c) Georgetown
d) Florence

3. Who bought Frances Clara Folsom’s first baby carriage?
a) Emma Harmon
b) Oscar Folsom
c) Grover Cleveland
d) Thomas Jex Preston

4. Which college did Frances Clara Folsom attend?
a) Vassar College
b) Wells College
c) St. Philomena’s College
d) St. Catherine’s College

5. When did Frances Clara Folsom marry Grover Cleveland?
a) 6 January 1889
b) 2 June 1886
c) 28 September 1882
d) 1 November 1881

6. To whom did Frances Cleveland give birth on 9 September 1893?
a) Ruth
b) Marion
c) William
d) Esther

7. What was Thomas Jex Preston’s profession?
a) Archaeologist
b) Lawyer
c) Painter
d) Sculptor

8. When did Frances Cleveland Preston die?
a) 4 February 1950
b) 31 May 1949
c) 17 August 1948
d) 29 October 1947

9. Where did Frances Cleveland Preston die?
a) Jamestown
b) Baltimore
c) Richmond
d) Princeton

10. Which of the following is not true of Frances Cleveland Preston?
a) First woman to marry in White House
b) Youngest First Lady of USA
c) First presidential widow in USA to remarry
d) First woman Secretary of State of USA

Frances Cleveland Preston Quiz Questions with Answers

 

1. When was Frances Clara Folsom born?
c) 21 July 1864

2. Where was Frances Clara Folsom born?
a) Buffalo

3. Who bought Frances Clara Folsom’s first baby carriage?
c) Grover Cleveland

4. Which college did Frances Clara Folsom attend?
b) Wells College

5. When did Frances Clara Folsom marry Grover Cleveland?
b) 2 June 1886

6. To whom did Frances Cleveland give birth on 9 September 1893?
d) Esther

7. What was Thomas Jex Preston’s profession?
a) Archaeologist

8. When did Frances Cleveland Preston die?
d) 29 October 1947

9. Where did Frances Cleveland Preston die?
b) Baltimore

10. Which of the following is not true of Frances Cleveland Preston?
d) First woman Secretary of State of USA

USA Presidential Election 2008 MCQs

USA Presidential Election 2008 MCQs

1) Who was the Democratic Party’s candidate for President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Barak Obama
b) Hillary Clinton
c) John Edwards
d) John Kerry

2) Who was the Republican Party’s candidate for President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) John McCain
b) Milton Romney
c) Michael Huckabee
d) Rudolf Giuliani

3) Who was the Democratic Party’s candidate for Vice President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) William Richardson
b) Geraldine Ferraro
c) Joseph Biden
d) Lloyd Bentsen

4) Who was the Republican Party’s candidate for Vice President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Frederick Thompson
b) Sarah Palin
c) Michael Bloomberg
d) Rudolf Giuliani

5) When was the voting day for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) 31 October 2008
b) 1 November 2008
c) 2 November 2008
d) 4 November 2008

6) Who won the USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Barak Obama
b) Ronald Paul
c) John McCain
d) Ralph Nader

7) What is the number of electors who form Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) 100
b) 336
c) 428
d) 538

8) What is minimum number of electors a state of USA has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four

9) What is number of electors California has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) 12
b) 22
c) 40
d) 55

10) Alaska is the largest state in USA. How many electors it has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Six
b) Five
c) Three
d) Ten

Answers

1) Who was the Democratic Party’s candidate for President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Barak Obama

2) Who was the Republican Party’s candidate for President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) John McCain

3) Who was the Democratic Party’s candidate for Vice President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
c) Joseph Biden

4) Who was the Republican Party’s candidate for Vice President for USA Presidential Election 2008?
b) Sarah Palin

5) When was the voting day for USA Presidential Election 2008?
d) 4 November 2008

6) Who won USA Presidential Election 2008?
a) Barak Obama

7) What is number of electors who form Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
d) 538

8) What is minimum number of electors a state of USA has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
c) Three

9) What is number of electors California has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
d) 55

10) Alaska is the largest state in USA. How many electors it has in Electoral College for USA Presidential Election 2008?
c) Three