From the roots of the American colonies that would eventually become a country to the growth of the United States into a global power, American history can be both rich and unique for those willing to take the time to study it. Are you an American history expert? Do you know all of the key events in America before 1950?
It's hard to imagine America as a small group of colonies struggling to find their way in a world dominated by European colonization, but that's what the United States once was. With the American Revolution, that all changed as a nation was born with a mission to provide freedom and equal opportunity for those protected by the law.
Of course, the new law of the land did not protect everyone equally as both slavery and Indian removal dominated early American life. Still, the concepts of freedom and equality never left the American mindset, even for the marginalized groups, and much of American history is about how those concepts continued to be sought and gained by new groups of people.
If you have an interest in America before 1950, take this quiz and see if you know how America went from a small group of colonies to become a global leader.