Can You Match The American Historical Figures to What They Are Best Known For?

Heather Cahill

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America has been shaped to be the way it is today by its people throughout history. Think you know what these American historical figures are best known for? Take the quiz to find out!

Who is best-known for creating cartoons loved by millions?

Walt Disney is best-known for his iconic cartoons as well as for Disneyland. His cartoons have become classics and paved the way for cartoons of the future.

Who was best-known for being the commander of the U.S. Army during the Civil War, and later becoming president?

Ulysses S. Grant was best-known for being the commander of the U.S. Army and later becoming the president. He was nicknamed "U.S. Grant" during his time in the army.

Who was best-known for being the 35th President of the United States and being assassinated?

John F. Kennedy is best-known for being the 35th President of the United States and suffering from the fate of an assassination. He also served in the Navy where he earned a Purple Heart.

Who was best-known for "Sherman's March to the Sea"?

William Tecumseh Sherman was best-known for Sherman's March to the Sea. The event happened during the American Civil War, and it was led by Sherman.

Who was best-known for becoming the first person of color to join Major League Baseball?

Jackie Robinson is best-known for being the first person of color to join Major League Baseball. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and earned many prestigious titles.

Who is best-known for being elected four times as the President of the United States?

Franklin D. Roosevelt is known for serving four times as the President of the United States. He was in office for many major events, such as the Great Depression and World War II.

Who is best-known for his presidency in the 1800s and work on the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson is best-known for his presidency in the 1800s and work on the Declaration of Independence. He worked on the Declaration of Independence alongside many other prominent figures.

Who is best-known for being one of the First Ladies of the United States to use her role to fight for change?

Eleanor Roosevelt is best-known for her role as one of the First Ladies of the United States as well as for using her role to make change. She had a passion for tackling many issues.

Who is best-known for being the leader of the James-Younger gang?

Jesse James is best-known for his leadership of the James-Younger gang. He is a famous criminal who worked closely with his brother until Jesse was killed.

Who is best-known for being a civil rights activist and refusing to give up a seat on a bus?

Rosa Parks is best-known for being a civil rights activist and for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. Her refusal paved the way for a movement that called for equal rights, and Parks spent her life educating youth on the matter.

Who is best-known for his poems that paved the way for detective stories?

Edgar Allen Poe is best-known for his poems which paved the way for today's detective stories. Some of his famous poems are "The Raven" and "Tamerlane."

Who is best-known for being the founder of the American Red Cross?

Clara Barton is best-known for being the founder of the American Red Cross. Her leadership within the society helped many people and cemented her legacy in American history.

Who is best-known for brilliant works like "A Farewell to Arms"?

Ernest Hemingway is best-known for his brilliant works like "A Farewell to Arms." He is a major influence on many works that we see today and his legacy lives on.

Who is best-known for his impeccable work in film, including movies such as "Psycho"?

Alfred Hitchcock is best-known for his impeccable work in film. Some of his movies reflected his childhood memories and he was called the "Master of Suspense."

Who was best-known for his work to create equal rights and his famous speech, "I Have a Dream"?

Martin Luther King Jr. is best-known for working to create equal rights as well as his famous speech, "I Have a Dream." He was a very important figure during the civil rights movement.

Who is best-known for his presidency and assassination in the 1800s?

Abraham Lincoln is best-known for his presidency and assassination in the 1800s. He is also known for his campaign to free slaves and the Emancipation Proclamation.

Who is best-known for his presidency as well as a prominent career in the military in the 1900s?

Dwight D. Eisenhower was best-known for his presidency and prominent career in the military in the 1900s. He served in office twice, easily winning both of the elections.

Who is best-known for his advancements in electrical systems?

Nikola Tesla is best-known for his advancement in electrical systems. He was a brilliant inventor who, at one point, worked with another great inventor, Thomas Edison.

Who is best-known for leading many enslaved people through the Underground Railroad?

Harriet Tubman is best-known for helping many enslaved people find freedom by leading them through the Underground Railroad. She will be honored for her bravery and courage by having her picture on the American $20 bill.

Who was best-known for their role as the President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association?

Susan B. Anthony was best-known for her role as the President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She fought for the rights women have today as well as ending slavery.

Who is best-known for being a member of The Beatles?

John Lennon is best-known for being a member of The Beatles. He was assassinated by a fan after the band had broken up and gone their separate ways.

Who is best-known for literary works such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"?

Mark Twain is best-known for literary works such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Mark Twain was a pen name that he went by. Not only was he able to make a name for himself, he also created a legacy.

Who is best-known for his pop-art paintings depicting pop culture?

Andy Warhol is best-known for his pop-art paintings that became widely popular. His art is among some of the most highly regarded works in the world.

Who is best-known because he is one of the founding fathers?

Benjamin Franklin is best-known because he is one of the founding fathers. He was innovative in many fields, and is also well-known for his inventions.

Who is best-known for being the first person to walk on the moon?

Neil Armstrong is best-known for being the first person to walk on the moon. His most famous quote is, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Who is best-known for being the first President of the United States?

George Washington is best-known for being the first President of the United States. He has been immortalized on the American $1 bill.

Who is best-known for being one of the Marx Brothers?

Groucho Marx is best-known for being one of the Marx Brothers. He and his brother found success as a comedy duo. Apart from each other, Groucho was later successful in his own right.

Who is best-known for his incredible boxing career?

Muhammad Ali is best-known for his incredible boxing career. While participating in his first Olympics, he earned a gold medal.

Who is best-known for his brilliance in math and science as well as for an incident involving an apple?

Sir Isaac Newton is best-known for his brilliance in math and science as well as a famous story of an apple hitting him on the head. He worked among some other brilliant minds, such as Edmond Halley.

Who is best-known for being one of the founding fathers and the fourth President of the United States?

James Madison is best-known as being one of the founding fathers and the fourth President of the United States. He served as President of the United States for two terms.

Who is best-known for breaking multiple records and winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics?

Jesse Owens is best-known for breaking multiple world records and winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. His achievements were extraordinary and after these accomplishments, he started his own business.

Who was best-known for work in civil rights and being the first African-American to be nominated as vice president?

Frederick Douglass was best-known for his work in civil rights and being the first African-American to be nominated as vice-president. He escaped the life of slavery into which he was born and became a very important figure who fought for equal rights.

Who is best-known for creating "The Book of Mormon"?

Joseph Smith is best-known for creating "The Book of Mormon." Aside from "The Book of Mormon," he was also the Mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois.

Who is best-known for his inventions, such as the phonograph?

Thomas Edison was best-known for his innovative inventions, such as the phonograph. He was also the inventor of the incandescent light bulb.

Who is best-known for his inventions, specifically involving peanuts?

George Washington Carver is best-known for his inventions involving peanuts. He is said to have found 300 uses for peanuts!

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