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US History Map Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test how much you know about major U.S geographic features, Indian tribes, states and regions, European colonists and territorial expansion. View your correct and incorrect answers, and print out your assessment.

Using Artifacts

View an engraving and two photographs from U.S. history. As you view these resources, think about what you can identify and interpret through the images, and what kinds of questions you might generate if you were using these images to teach your students.

What is Your Affiliation?

Political parties have platforms that describe their principles and issue stances in areas such as taxes, education and immigration. Answer the questions to see which party (Democratic, Republican, Green and Libertarian) is your best fit.

Which famous cathedral collapsed?

After looking at four photos of cathedrals, try to choose which one fell and see if you can determine, from the pictures, why it might have collapsed.

Why did Copan Collapse?

What happened to bring about the collapse of Copán, once a thriving center of Maya civilization? Study evidence of its monuments, soil and plants, homes, farms and archaeological remains and use your Copan journal to record important clues.

World History Traveler

Learn about patterns and processes that make up world history. Follow thematic pathways to explore a particular topic, or use bridges to make connections across time and space.

You Decide: Japanese American Internment

Read over discussions on the Japanese American interment and decide if it was appropriate. Your opinion will be added to the tally of others who have visited the site.

You Decide: Jefferson or Hamilton?

Read statements by Jefferson and Hamilton on the role of government, the virtue of people, slavery, and the role of cities and decide who had the more enduring vision of America. Your opinion will be added to the tally of others who have visited the site.

You Decide: The Atom Bomb

In the final days of World War II, the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Was President Truman correct in his decision? Compare your response to others.

You Decide: The Roaring Twenties?

Read about prohibition, prosperity, the role of the automobile and popular culture to decide if the 1920s were a roar or a big yawn. How would you describe the 1920s?

You Decide: The Women's Movement

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination according to sex. Did the feminist movement improve American women's lives?

You Decide: Washington or Du Bois?

During the early Progressive Era, two leaders dominated the debate over the best course for racial advancement in America. Who had the better vision for improving the conditions of African Americans in the early 1900s, Booker T. Washington or W.E.B. Du Bois?

You Decide: Wilderness Preservation

The Hetch Hetchy controversy caused Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson to examine their beliefs, and then act upon them in ways that would forever change the American landscape. Should they have been more active in preserving wilderness from development?

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