American History Quotes #2

Fill the blanks in these famous quotes from American history.
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
First submittedMarch 5, 2013
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Who Said It
Ben Franklin
Nothing is certain but death and taxes
Lou Gehrig
Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
John Paul Jones
I have not yet begun to fight!
Thomas Paine
These are the times that try men's souls
Douglas MacArthur
I shall return
Nathan Hale
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country
Neil Armstrong
The Eagle has landed
Various (Texas Revolution)
Remember the Alamo
Andrew Carnegie
The man who dies rich dies disgraced
Robert Oppenheimer
I am become death, the destroyer of worlds
Muhammad Ali
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
Allen Ginsberg
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness
Dwight Eisenhower
We must guard against... the military-industrial complex
John F. Kennedy
Ask not what your country can do for you
Joseph McCarthy & pals
Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?
Abraham Lincoln
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth
on this continent a new nation
Level 81
May 15, 2013
McCarthy & Pals.. haha.. :) Got 100%
Level 86
May 15, 2013
You call that hard?
Level 44
May 15, 2013
not very hard, but fun quiz. more please :)
Level 63
Jun 25, 2013
eisenhower's is the best
Level 84
Jun 30, 2014
Uhhh no. Lincoln, Kennedy, Hale: all timeless.
Level 67
Nov 10, 2017
Perhaps, but Eisenhower's WAS darn good advice that we unfortunately failed to heed.
Level ∞
Jun 5, 2019
We did heed his advice. Military spending as a percentage of GDP has decreased by about 2/3rds since Eisenhower gave his speech.
Level 74
Oct 17, 2013
15/16 and guessed some of those. Missed the Eisenhower one; who would have thought an American ex-general president would be warning against the "military-industrial complex"? What was he, some sort of pinko?!
Level 67
Nov 10, 2017
Far from it. But he DID recognize the dangers of the government becoming a perpetual war machine motivated more by profit than justice.
Level 79
Mar 28, 2015
100% with 1:37 left, pretty straightforward. nice quiz!
Level 45
May 22, 2015
It's Ginsberg, not Ginsburg.
Level 68
Sep 1, 2015
100% with 2:30 left.
Level 75
Sep 11, 2016
As a Brit, I'm glad to complete with 1.52 to spare. Had to guess two.
Level 67
Nov 10, 2017
I haven't heard the Carnegie quote before, but given his move toward philanthropy later in life, it wasn't too hard to guess.
Level 82
Jul 8, 2018
Joseph McCarthy & Pals was the worst children's television show ever.
Level 68
Jun 23, 2019
It was programmed in response to Pinky Lee.
Level 37
Aug 25, 2018
Never occurred to me until now, nut Scharzenegger's "I'll be Back" is just play on MacArthur's : "I shall return".
Level 59
Jun 23, 2019
There were many influential women and people of color throughout American history as well. This is the second American History Quotes quiz to feature zero quotes from women and almost none from people of color. It wasn't just a bunch of white dudes that have had something important to say throughout the entire history of the United States. Just sayin', broaden your horizons mate.
Level 81
Jun 23, 2019
If the first thing you think about when you are authoring or taking a quiz on famous quotes is not the quotes but rather the color of the person saying them, or the shape of their genitalia, then you're doing it the wrong way. And, it's just a fact, throughout most of American history most people making most historically noteworthy contributions (and saying noteworthy things) were male, and they were also people whom racists would label as without color. Unless you specifically set out to produce a list of quotations from American history with a specific racist or sexist agenda, then you should expect a distribution similar to what appears on this quiz. This in no way implies that women, or people that racists would label as "of color," have not contributed to US history or have never had anything important to say; it's merely the product of making a quiz without bias about a traditionally patriarchal country colonized by Europeans.
Level 78
Jun 23, 2019
For me personally, both sports quotes could be replaced with something said by a woman to make the list more inclusive and to remind us that women have said important things in history even if it is difficult for them to be heard. I have no problems with Ali or Gehrig, but I think something from Rosa Parks, "No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in," is memorable, as is Eleanor Roosevelt's, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Your comment might be true about earlier American history when women often weren't heard or considered equal, but many of the quotes on this one are from modern times. I'm not a militant feminist, but even I have a problem with the lack of female inclusion here.
Level 81
Jun 23, 2019
Again, it's not that no woman has ever said something noteworthy in American history, it's just that the amount of representation above is reflective of the percentage of quotes out there attributable to them. I'm fine with removing quotes from sports figures, but there's no denying that they are famous and well-known quotes.
Level 67
Jul 1, 2019
What if the first thing you think of is the answers to the question, and then you go back through the list and then note a lack of diversity. I just guessed the Carnegie quote based on his level of philanthropy. I did not know it. I think that there are several quotes from women that are more famous, such as "women's rights are human rights," "remember the ladies," "just say no," and "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Level 83
Jul 31, 2019
^^No one knows those and they're pretty mediocre.
Level 81
Sep 4, 2019
The last two are Nancy Reagan and Eleanor Roosevelt, and personally I like the last one. Wouldn't know the first two without looking them up.
Level 44
Jun 23, 2019
I'm a huge fan of Carnegie's but it surprises me.
Level 61
Jun 24, 2019
Oppenheimer's quote perfectly captures the feeling they must have had upon seeing the first ever nuclear fission explosion. It's hard to imagine being the first people ever to see such destruction.
Level 37
Aug 25, 2019
someone2018: Eleanor Roosevelt's quote (No one can make you feel inferior without your consent) resonates with me. I don't consider it mediocre at all. It is far more edifying than one which, (thankfully), does not appear here: "We will win on Sunday, I guarantee it". - Joe Namath,
Level 72
Jan 31, 2021
I tried 'my life' instead of 'one life'. So close!!