Presidential History Quiz
(1789–1901)

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Question 1
Which president annexed Hawaii in 1898?

A
Benjamin Harrison
B
William McKinley
C
Theodore Roosevelt
D
Grover Cleveland
Question 2
Which president repealed most of the Alien & Sedition Acts?

A
John Quincy Adams
B
James Monroe
C
James Madison
D
Thomas Jefferson
Question 3
Which president was commander in chief during the Northwest Indian War?

A
James Madison
B
George Washington
C
Ulysses S. Grant
D
Andrew Jackson
Question 4
Which president was the first to be attacked by an assassin while in office?

A
George Washington
B
William Henry Harrison
C
Abraham Lincoln
D
Andrew Jackson
Question 5
Which president used federal troops to suppress the Great Railroad Strike of 1877?

A
Chester A. Arthur
B
Rutherford B. Hayes
C
Benjamin Harrison
D
Grover Cleveland
Question 6
The election of which president led to the end of Reconstruction in the South in 1877?

A
Ulysses S. Grant
B
James A. Garfield
C
Rutherford B. Hayes
D
Andrew Johnson
Question 7
Which president vetoed an effort to renew the charter of the Second Bank of the United States in 1832?

A
James Monroe
B
Andrew Jackson
C
Thomas Jefferson
D
Martin Van Buren
Question 8
The Second Barbary War occurred during which presidential administration?

A
James Madison
B
James Buchanan
C
John Adams
D
James Monroe
Question 9
Which president was in office for the shortest amount of time?

A
Andrew Johnson
B
William McKinley
C
William Henry Harrison
D
James A. Garfield
Question 10
Which president was the first to be filmed by a motion-picture camera?

A
Woodrow Wilson
B
William Howard Taft
C
William McKinley
D
Theodore Roosevelt
Question 11
Which president successfully negotiated with Britain a resolution to the Oregon boundary dispute?

A
James K. Polk
B
Zachary Taylor
C
Millard Filmore
D
John Tyler
Question 12
Which president issued the Emancipation Proclamation?

A
Andrew Johnson
B
George Washington
C
Thomas Jefferson
D
Abraham Lincoln
Question 13
Which president led the nation to victory in the Mexican-American War?

A
John Tyler
B
James K. Polk
C
Zachary Taylor
D
Millard Filmore
Question 14
Which president was the first to face an impeachment vote in the US Senate?

A
Andrew Jackson
B
Franklin D. Roosevelt
C
Richard Nixon
D
Andrew Johnson
Question 15
Which president implemented an Indian removal policy that led to the Trail of Tears?

A
Andrew Jackson
B
Thomas Jefferson
C
Ulysses S. Grant
D
William Henry Harrison
Question 16
Which president used federal troops to suppress the Pullman Strike of 1894?

A
Rutherford B. Hayes
B
William Howard Taft
C
William McKinley
D
Grover Cleveland
Question 17
Which president was accused of agreeing to a “corrupt bargain” that prevented Andrew Jackson from securing the White House in 1824?

A
John Quincy Adams
B
James Madison
C
Martin Van Buren
D
James Monroe
Question 18
Which president introduced Thanksgiving as a national holiday?

A
Thomas Jefferson
B
Franklin D. Roosevelt
C
Abraham Lincoln
D
George Washington
Question 19
Which president signed a bill banning the importation of slaves to the United States?

A
John Quincy Adams
B
Abraham Lincoln
C
George Washington
D
Thomas Jefferson
Question 20
The First Barbary War occurred during which presidential administration?

A
James Madison
B
Thomas Jefferson
C
John Adams
D
George Washington
Question 21
Which man was the only one who served as president in two non-consecutive terms?

A
Franklin D. Roosevelt
B
Thomas Jefferson
C
Andrew Jackson
D
Grover Cleveland
Question 22
Which president was the only one who was officially a member of the Federalist Party?

A
John Adams
B
Thomas Jefferson
C
George Washington
D
James Madison
Question 23
Which president signed the Dawes Act, which allotted land to individual Indians and encouraged cultural assimilation in 1887?

A
Andrew Jackson
B
Grover Cleveland
C
Theodore Roosevelt
D
Ulysses S. Grant
Question 24
Which president successfully negotiated a treaty to acquire Alaska from Russia in 1867?

A
Franklin D. Roosevelt
B
Theodore Roosevelt
C
Abraham Lincoln
D
Andrew Johnson
Question 25
Which president signed the Compromise of 1850?

A
Franklin Pierce
B
Millard Filmore
C
Zachary Taylor
D
James K. Polk
Question 26
Which president successfully suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion?

A
George Washington
B
Andrew Jackson
C
Woodrow Wilson
D
James Madison
Question 27
Which president first established a doctrine that European intervention in the western hemisphere would be regarded as a threat to American security?

A
James Monroe
B
Franklin D. Roosevelt
C
Theodore Roosevelt
D
James Madison
Question 28
Which president resolved the “nullification crisis” of 1828–1832?

A
James Monroe
B
Andrew Jackson
C
John Quincy Adams
D
Martin Van Buren
Question 29
Which president issued a warning during his farewell address against “foreign entanglements” and the “baneful effects of the Spirit of Party?”

A
Thomas Jefferson
B
George Washington
C
John Adams
D
James Madison
Question 30
Which president led the nation during the War of 1812?

A
James Monroe
B
James Madison
C
John Adams
D
Thomas Jefferson
Question 31
Which president ordered Commodore Perry to open relations with Japan?

A
Millard Filmore
B
Frankl Pierce
C
James Buchanan
D
James K. Polk
Question 32
Which president was the first to take office by ascending from the vice-presidential office through constitutional succession?

A
William Henry Harrison
B
Thomas Jefferson
C
Andrew Johnson
D
John Tyler
Question 33
Which president was the second to be assassinated while in office?

A
James A. Garfield
B
William McKinley
C
Abraham Lincoln
D
William Henry Harrison
Question 34
Which president negotiated the Gadsden Purchase in 1854?

A
Zachary Taylor
B
Millard Fillmore
C
James K. Polk
D
Franklin Pierce
Question 35
Which president annexed Texas?

A
John Tyler
B
Martin Van Buren
C
James K. Polk
D
Andrew Jackson
Question 36
Which president’s administration is most closely associated with the “Era of Good Feelings?”

A
James Monroe
B
Franklin D. Roosevelt
C
John Adams
D
John F. Kennedy
Question 37
Which president led the nation to victory in the Spanish-American War of 1898?

A
Grover Cleveland
B
William McKinley
C
Theodore Roosevelt
D
William Howard Taft
Question 38
Which president was the first to have impeachment proceedings initiated against him?

A
Andrew Jackson
B
Thomas Jefferson
C
Andrew Johnson
D
John Tyler
Question 39
Which president’s administration was marred by a number of scandals, including the Gold Ring, the Whiskey Ring, and the Sanborn contract?

A
Warren G. Harding
B
Ulysses S. Grant
C
Andrew Johnson
D
Andrew Jackson
Question 40
During which presidential administration did the XYZ affair and the Quasi-War with France occur?

A
George Washington
B
James Madison
C
John Adams
D
Thomas Jefferson
Question 41
Which president created the First Bank of the United States?

A
Andrew Jackson
B
Thomas Jefferson
C
George Washington
D
John Adams
Question 42
Which president signed the Missouri Compromise of 1820?

A
James Monroe
B
John Quincy Adams
C
Thomas Jefferson
D
James Madison
Question 43
Which president signed the Homestead Act and the Pacific Railways Act of 1862?

A
Andrew Johnson
B
Ulysses S. Grant
C
Abraham Lincoln
D
James Buchanan
Question 44
Which president was the first to have his voice recorded and also ordered the installation of electric lights in the White House?

A
Benjamin Harrison
B
William Howard Taft
C
Theodore Roosevelt
D
William McKinley
Question 45
Which president negotiated the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803?

A
George Washington
B
John Adams
C
Thomas Jefferson
D
James Madison
Question 46
Which president improperly used his influence to sway the 1857 Supreme Court decision Dred Scott v. Sanford?

A
Franklin Pierce
B
James Buchanan
C
Abraham Lincoln
D
Millard Filmore
Question 47
Aaron Burr launched his conspiracy during which presidential administration?

A
John Adams
B
Thomas Jefferson
C
George Washington
D
James Madison
Question 48
Which president signed the Alien & Sedition Acts?

A
Thomas Jefferson
B
James Madison
C
John Adams
D
George Washington
Question 49
Which president instituted civil service reform that awarded federal jobs based on merit instead of political connections in 1883?

A
Thomas Jefferson
B
Theodore Roosevelt
C
Chester A. Arthur
D
Andrew Jackson
Question 50
Before becoming president, which statesman drafted the Bill of Rights?

A
James Madison
B
John Adams
C
George Washington
D
Thomas Jefferson
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