Can You Name the US General From His Accomplishments?

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An army is only as good as its general. What makes the US military stand above the rest is its leadership, and in this quiz, we're going to explore just that! We'll name the main accomplishment, you tell us the general.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

George Washington is the most famous general in US history. He was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and became one of the Founding Fathers.

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He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and became the 34th president.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II. He would go on to become our 34th president.

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He commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of World War II.

George S. Patton is one of the most famous generals in US history. He commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of World War II. There's a movie about him!

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He worked closely with Lincoln to lead the Union Army.

Ulysses S. Grant worked closely with Lincoln during the Civil War. He would go on to become the 18th president of the US.

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He commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

Robert E. Lee was famous for commanding the Confederate Army in Northern Virginia. The American Civil War lasted from 1862 to 1865.

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He played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet.

Chester W. Nimitz played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet. Nimitz died in 1966 at the age of 81.

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He created the "scorched earth policies."

William Tecumseh Sherman served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is remembered for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies.

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He served as the commander of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) on the Western Front in World War I.

John J. Pershing is most famous for serving as the commander of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) on the Western Front in World War I. He was known as "Black Jack."

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He was the Confederate commander after Robert E. Lee.

Stonewall Jackson is famous for serving as Confederate general after Robert E. Lee. His military career includes the Valley Campaign of 1862.

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He led all coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War.

Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. is most famous for leading all coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War. Schwarzkopf died in 2012.

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He led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill for a decisive victory.

Not only did Teddy Roosevelt lead the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American war, but he also would become president. Roosevelt was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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He led his troops to victory in the Battle of New Orleans.

Andrew Jackson is most famous for being a general and a US president. He led his troops to victory in the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.

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He was the Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.

Douglas MacArthur was most famous for being a 5-star general, and the Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was also the Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s.

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He commanded the largest body of American soldiers ever to serve under a U.S. field commander.

Omar Bradley is famous for commanding the largest body of American soldiers ever to serve under a U.S. field commander. He was a field commander in North Africa and Europe during World War II.

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He was made commander, South Pacific Area, in WWII.

William Halsey Jr. is famous for being made commander, South Pacific Area, in WWII. He was an American fleet admiral in the US Navy.

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He was known as "Old Fuss and Feathers."

Winfield Scott was a US Army general who had an unsuccessful presidential run with the Whig Party. He was famously known as "Old Fuss and Feathers."

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He was sent by Washington to replace Gates in the South in the Civil War.

Nathanael Green was famously sent by Washington to replace Gates in the South. It was his mission to drive Cornwallis out of South Carolina.

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He served as inspector general and Major General of the Continental Army.

Friedrich Wilhelm van Steuben was a Prussian-born military officer. He was commonly known as Baron von Steuben.

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He was Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

Henry H. Arnold was a Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He held the grades of General of the Army and General of the Air Force.

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He is known for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with General-in-chief Ulysses S. Grant.

Philip Sheridan is known for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with General-in-chief Ulysses S. Grant. Sheridan died in the year 1888.

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He was a major general of the U.S. Army and our 12th president.

Zachary Taylor was famous for being a fine general and a president of the United States. He was a national hero in the Mexican-American war.

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He was famous for resurrecting the United Nations war effort during the Korean War.

Matthew Ridgeway was a United States army general. He was amous for resurrecting the United Nations war effort during the Korean War.

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The only man to be admiral of the Navy.

George Dewey was admiral of the Navy. There has been no one else in US history to have done that.

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He is famous for his personal leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

Winfield Scott Hancock is famous for his personal leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He was a Union general during the civil war.

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He is known for his systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

Curtis LeMay is known for his systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. It was quite controversial at the time.

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He is one of two servicemen to ever be awarded five Navy Crosses.

Chesty Puller is one of two servicemen to ever be awarded five Navy Crosses. He was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general.

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He was the 65th United States Secretary of State.

Colin Powell was the 65th United States Secretary of State under George W. Bush. He was also a retired four-star general in the army.

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A retired British soldier who served as an American general during the Revolutionary War.

Horatio Lloyd Gates was a retired British soldier who served as an American general during the Revolutionary War. He is known for his victory at the Battle of Saratoga.

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He commanded military operations in the Vietnam War.

Creighton Abrams is famous for commanding military operations during the Vietnam War. He also served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

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The principal subordinate to Robert E. Lee.

James Longstreet was one of the foremost Confederate generals in the American Civil War. He was the principal subordinate to Robert E. Lee.

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He commanded the 1st Marine Division to victory in its first ground offensive of World War II.

Alexander Vandergrift is famous for commanding the 1st Marine Division to victory in its first ground offensive of World War II. That would be the Battle of Guadalcanal.

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He was the youngest lieutenant general in US history.

Mark W. Clark was the youngest lieutenant general in US history. He served during the Korean War and WWII.

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He implemented the COIN strategy.

James N. Mattis is famous for implementing the COIN strategy. He last served as the 11th commander of United States Central Command.

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He was known for his service in the China Burma India Theater during WWII.

Joseph Stilwell is known for his service in the China Burma India Theater during WWII. He was also famous for his caustic personality.

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He was the greatest traitor of ALL TIME.

Benedict Arnold was an American general during the Revolutionary War. He was also the most notorious turncoat in history.

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