US History by Kahoot!

Learn and have fun while testing your knowledge about American History, from its early exploration through modern times.

History cover. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/gettysburg-monument-battle-civilwar-2444355/ CC0

The Civil War: The First Battle of Bull Run to Gettysburg

A Civil War kahoot designed to test your knowledge on main Civil War battles. Based on NSS-USH .5-12.5 ERA5 : CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (1850-1877)

  1. Which battle is considered to be the first major battle of the Civil War?
  2. What nickname did General Thomas Jackson earn during the First Battle of Bull Run?
  3. … and 11 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

History cover. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/abraham-lincoln-lincoln-memorial-716182/CCO

The Civil War Era: Reconstruction

A post Civil War kahoot designed to test your knowledge on the aftermath of this horrific war. Based on NSS-USH .5-12.5 ERA5 : CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (1850-1877)

  1. What was President Lincoln's plan for accepting the Southern states back into the Union?
  2. In the Ten Percent Plan, what must a state agree to when adopting a new constitution?
  3. True or False: A group of Republicans in Congress thought Lincoln's plan was way too harsh.
  4. … and 11 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

History cover. Image credits: Unsplash

The Antebellum Era: Economy of the Southern States

An Antebellum Era kahoot designed to test your knowledge on the South's economy prior to the Civil War. Based on NSS-USH .5-12.4 ERA4 : EXPANSION AND REFORM (1801-1861)

  1. True or False: Only about one-third of the nation's railroad lines were located in the South.
  2. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

History cover. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/statue-of-slaves-looking-to-2538898/ CC0

The Antebellum Era: The Abolitionist Movement

An Antebellum Era kahoot designed to test your knowledge about the abolitionists who pushed the United States toward reform. Based on NSS-USH .5-12.4 ERA4 : EXPANSION AND REFORM (1801-1861)

  1. True or False: Even before the American Revolution, some Americans wanted to end slavery.
  2. True or False: Slavery was legal in the North in the mid-1800s.
  3. Many who were leaders of the antislavery movement (including Benjamin Lundy) belonged to...
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Kahoot! history collection cover image. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/declaration-of-independence-62972/ CC0

United States History: The Causes of the American Revolution

A history kahoot which highlights the main causes of the American Revolution. Based on NSS-USH.5-12.3 ERA 3: REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s)

  1. and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Kahoot! history collection cover image. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/usa-america-constitution-signing-1779925/ CC0

United States History: The Declaration of Independence

A Declaration of Independence kahoot for grade 9 - 12 to test your knowledge on this legendary document. Based on National Social Studies Standards - NSS-USH.5-12.3 ERA 3: REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s).

  1. What law did Britain pass in response to the Boston Tea Party?
  2. and 8 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

History kahoot. Image credit: Pixabay

United States History: The Great Depression

A #unitedstateshistory kahoot designed to test your knowledge of the Great Depression. Based on NSS-USH.5-12.8 ERA 8: THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II (1929-1945) -Understands the causes of the Great Depression and how it affected American society

  1. Which group didn't prosper during the 1920s and suffered more during The Great Depression?
  2. During the late 1920s, the gap between the rich and the poor...
  3. During the late 1920s, the gap between the rich and the poor...
  4. Though there was no one cause, what signaled the beginning of the Great Depression?
  5. … and 8 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Kahoot! history collection cover image. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/french-quarter-louisiana-new-orleans-1228028/CC0

United States History: The Louisiana Purchase

A United States history kahoot for grade 9 - 12 created to test your knowledge on the Louisiana Purchase. Based on NSS-USH.5-12.4 ERA 4: EXPANSION AND REFORM (1801-1861

  1. and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Kahoot! history collection cover image. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/general-washington-2391617/ CC0

United States History: The Revolutionary War

A history kahoot which highlights the main events of the Revolutionary War. Based on NSS-USH.5-12.3 ERA 3: REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s)

  1. and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

History. Image credit: Pixabay

United States History: The Roaring Twenties

A #unitedstateshistory kahoot designed to test your knowledge of Post-World War I America in #theroaring20s. NSS-USH.5-12.7 ERA 7: THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA (1890-1930) -Understands how the United States changed from the end of World War I to the eve of the Great Depression

  1. The advent of techniques such as __ allowed industry to be more efficient.
  2. Which of the following was a new industry that came about during the 1920s?
  3. … and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Kahoot! history collection cover image. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/spinning-wool-historic-america-769168/ CC0

United States History: The Thirteen Colonies

A thirteen colonies kahoot for grade 9 - 12 to test your knowledge of the British colonial settlements (16th century-18th century). Based on National Social Studies Standards - NSS-USH5-12.2.

  1. True or False: The Roanoke colonists were eventually found in Plymouth.
  2. True or False: The Virginia Company created the House of Burgesses so settlers could make laws.
  3. and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Kahoot! history collection cover image. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/andrew-jackson-sculpture-876137/ CC0

United States History: The War of 1812

A United States history kahoot for grade 9 - 12 created to test your knowledge of the The War of 1812. Based on NSS-USH.5-12.4 ERA 4: EXPANSION AND REFORM (1801-1861)

  1. True or False: British troops practiced a policy impressment which angered many Americans.
  2. and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Thanksgiving. Image credit: Pixabay

Thanksgiving in America: Customs & Traditions

A #history of #thanksgiving kahoot focused on the customs and traditions of this family-oriented holiday.

Play 9.3K plays
  1. In the late 19th century, what was a traditional prize won during raffles in New England?
  2. During holiday shooting matches, what animals were used as targets?
  3. True or False: Over 40 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day.
  4. What percentage of Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving feast?
  5. What traditional food item did Native Americans use for cooking and medicinal purposes?
  6. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Thanksgiving. Image credit: Pixabay

Thanksgiving in America: The First Thanksgiving

A #thanksgiving kahoot designed to test your knowledge about the early #history of the holiday.

Play 2.7K plays
  1. In September 1620, which ship left England carrying people seeking freedom in the New World?
  2. How long did it take for the passengers to reach the New World?
  3. The Pilgrims established a village called Plymouth. Where did they originally intend to land?
  4. Where did the Pilgrims spend their first frigid winter?
  5. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Thanksgiving. Image credit: Pixabay

Thanksgiving in America: The Revolution to the Civil War

A #history of #thanksgiving kahoot designed to test your knowledge of the era when the holiday became official.

Play 741 plays
  1. True or False: During the American Revolution, there were no days of thanksgiving.
  2. In 1789, which president issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the United States?
  3. In the first Thanksgiving proclamation, for what were Americans told to be thankful?
  4. True or False: John Adams and James Madison did not set aside days for thanksgiving.
  5. Which state became the first to institute a yearly Thanksgiving holiday in 1817?
  6. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Kahoot! history collection cover image. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/old-transcript-constitution-vintage-438035/ CC0

The American Revolution: The Boston Tea Party

A history kahoot for grade 9 - 12 which highlights the main parts of the Boston Tea Party. Based on NSS-USH.5-12.3 ERA 3: REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s)

Play N/A plays
  1. How did the soldiers stationed in Boston act toward the colonists?
  2. True or False: The Bostonian crowd members fired the first shot in the Boston Massacre.
  3. and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Halloween History kahoot. Image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/pumpkins-hokkaido-autumn-october-469641/

The History of Halloween in America

A #history of #halloween kahoot created to test your knowledge of the history of the holiday in America.

  1. True or False: Halloween was more common in the southern colonies.
  2. True or False: Colonial celebrations included telling ghost stories and making mischief.
  3. Which popular custom did new immigrants bring to the US in the second half of the 19th century?
  4. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Thanksgiving. Image credit: Pixabay

The Ancient Origins of Thanksgiving

A #history of #thanksgiving kahoot designed to test your knowledge about the holiday's ancient origins.

Play 719 plays
  1. What traditions did the Separatists and Puritans bring with them to the New World?
  2. In ancient times, which group celebrated their fall harvest with a giant feast?
  3. What was the name of the ancient Jewish harvest festival which is similar to Thanksgiving?
  4. True or False: For years, the Native Americans would celebrate the fall harvest with a feast.
  5. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

History collection. Image credits: Pixabay

US History: Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War

A United States History kahoot created to test your knowledge on Abraham Lincoln's role in the American Civil War. Based on NSS-USH.5-12.5 ERA 5: CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (1850-1877)

  1. True or False: Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president in United States history.
  2. … and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

History collection. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/cannon-fort-sumter-south-carolina-1499164/ CC0

US History: The Beginning of the Civil War

A United States History kahoot created to test your knowledge on the causes and beginning of the American Civil War. Based on NSS-USH.5-12.5 ERA 5: CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (1850-1877)

  1. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Hoistory collection. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/civil-war-battle-america-history-74010/CCO

US History: The Key Battles of the Civil War

A United States History kahoot created to test your knowledge on the key battles of the American Civil War Based on NSS -USH.5-12.5 ERA 5: CIVIL WAR AND #RECONSTRUCTION (1850-1877) -Understands the course and character of the Civil War and its effects on the American people

  1. True or False: The First Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle of the Civil War.
  2. Which side was victorious during the First Battle of Bull Run?
  3. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Hoistory collection. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/civil-war-battle-america-history-74010/CCO

US History: The Constitutional Convention

A United States History kahoot designed to test your knowledge on the Constitutional Convention! Based on NSS-USH.5-12.3 ERA 3: REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s)

  1. Why did many prefer a republic rather than a democracy as their chosen form of government?
  2. … and 8 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

History collection. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/photo-48633/CC0

US History: Westward Expansion (1820-1860)

A United States History kahoot designed to test your knowledge on America expanding west! Based on NSS-USH.5-12.4 ERA 4: EXPANSION AND REFORM (1801-1861)

  1. True or False: The Louisiana Purchase greatly aided in America’s westward expansion.
  2. True or False: Thomas Jefferson hoped that the U.S. would become an "empire for liberty".
  3. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

Black history month. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/jazz-musician-trumpet-trumpeter-63212/ CC0 https://pixabay.com/en/barack-obama-2012-official-portrait-1129156/ CC0 https://pixabay.com/en/martin-luther-king-jr-i-have-a-dream-393870/ CC0

Black History Month

A Black History Month kahoot for all grades designed to test your knowledge on important events, facts, and influential figures.

  1. At its peak, how many African Americans were living as slaves in the United States?
  2. In 1831, who was the leader of the only effective slave rebellion in United States history?
  3. … and 15 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

History collection. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/supreme-court-building-supreme-court-1209701/ CC0

The Bill of Rights: The Constitution’s First 10 Amendments

A United States History kahoot designed to test your knowledge on the Bill of Rights! Based on NSS-USH.5-12.3 ERA 3: REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s)

  1. Which of the following is not a basic right guaranteed by the First Amendment?
  2. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

History collection. Image credits: https://pixabay.com/en/capitol-usa-washington-dc-sunrise-2028412/CCO

The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles, and Amendments

A United States History kahoot designed to test your knowledge on the Constitution history Based on NSS-USH.5-12.3 ERA 3 : REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s)

  1. Which document was the law of the land prior to the ratification of the Constitution?
  2. Who is considered to be the Father of the Constitution?
  3. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

History collection. Image credits: Unsplash

George Washington: Trenton, Saratoga, and Valley Forge

A United States History kahoot created to test your knowledge on George Washington's role in three key Revolutionary War battles. Based on NSS-USH.5-12.3 ERA 3 : REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s)

  1. Whose words were read to Washington's troops to encourage them as they fought?
  2. On which holiday did George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River?
  3. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.