Quiz: How Much Do You Actually Know About The History of Juneteenth?

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Only a true American History fanatic can pass!

Juneteenth is one of the most symbolic celebrations in American history. Take this quiz to determine your knowledge of the holiday's history!

 Jun 19, 2020

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does Juneteenth honor?
The freeing of the last slaves in the U.S.
Women's suffrage in the U.S.
The first man to land on the moon.

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which U.S. president finally brought an end to slavery?
Theodore Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the name of the executive order that freed slaves in the U.S.?
The Freedom Order
The Emancipator's Gudelines
The Emancipation Proclamation

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Congress passed the ______ Amendment, which ended slavery in the U.S.
13th
9th
18th

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What state was Juneteenth first celebrated in?
Virginia
Florida
Texas

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in ______.
1863
1877
1845

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the name of the man who read the Emancipation Proclamation aloud to the slaves in Texas?
Gerald Eisenberg
Gordon Granger
Maxwell Smith

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which war prompted the end of slavery in the U.S.?
The Revolutionary War
The Spanish-American War
The Civil War

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was the commander of the Union Army?
Robert E. Lee
Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant

10 of 18True Or False:

Juneteenth is recognized as a national holiday.
True
False

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is another name for Juneteenth?
Summer Day
Union Day
Jubilee Day

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In what year did the Texas slaves learn of their freedom?
1900
1865
1890

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the announcement made by Gordon Granger referred to as?
General Order Number 3
World Order 6
The 5th General Proclamation of Slavery

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In what year did Juneteenth officially become a Texas state holiday?
1980
1912
1950

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In which Texas city did Gordon Granger announce the end of slavery?
Galveston
Fort Worth
El Paso

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

How many U.S. states (including Washington D.C.) observe Juneteenth?
30
47
12

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In what year did Texas begin to celebrate Juneteenth?
1866
1800
1812

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the name of the Texas state representative who put forth the bill to make Juneteenth an official state holiday?
Al Edwards
Joseph Hooker
Arnold Whittaker
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