Army History


1) What is the oldest part of the Army?

A: The National Guard, which began in 1636 with the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s militia

2) When did the Army begin?

A: 14 JUNE 1775

3) Who was the first Commander in Chief of the Army?

A: General George Washington

4) When was the Declaration of Independence signed?

A: 04 JULY 1776

5) Who gave the Army its first real training and when?

A: Friedrich Von Steuben at 1778 at Valley Forge

6) Prior to the Constitution, what document governed the country?

A: Articles of Confederation

7) Who was the author of “The Army Regulations of 1821”?

A: General Winfield Scott

8) What did “The Army Regulations of 1821” cover?

A: Things such as the hand salute, how to conduct a march, and how to make good stew for the company

9) What is the bloodiest war in American history?

A: The Civil War, with 600,000 Americans killed or wounded

10) Who received the first Medal of Honor?

A: Private Jacob Parrott, Company K, 33d Ohio Volunteer Infantry on 25 March 1863

11) When did the Civil War begin?

A: April 1861 when the South Carolina militia fired on Fort Sumter

12) When did WWI begin?

A: August 1914

13) The Armistice ended the fighting at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Known for many years as Armistice Day, what is it now called in the United States? 

A: Veteran’s Day

14) What was created as a result of WWI which is similar to the UN today?

A: League of Nations

15) When did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?

A: 07 DEC 1941

16) When was the Women’s Army Corps created?

A: 1943

17) When was D Day?

A: 06 JUN 1944

18) President Truman authorized the use of two atomic bombs, when and where were they delivered?

A: Hiroshima – 06 August 1945

Nagasaki – 09 August 1945

19) The National Security Act of 1947 was a sweeping overhaul of the US military. What did it establish?

A: Department of Defense, Army, Navy, Air Force

20) What years were the Korean War?

A: 1950-1953

21) What years were the Civil War?

A: 1861-1865

22) What years were the Revolutionary War?

A: 1775-1783

23) What years were WWI?

A: 1914-1918, US entered in 1917

24) What years were WWII?

A: 1939-1945, US entered in 1941

25) What years were the Vietnam war?

A: 1955-1975

26) What years were the Gulf War (Desert Storm)?

A: 1990-1991

27) When did the United States attack Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

A: October 7, 2001

28) When did the offensive against Iraq begin?

A: March 20, 2003

29) When was Saddam Hussein captured?

A: December 13, 2003

30) What is the Army’s Motto?

A: This We’ll Defend

31) List all Wars the U.S. has fought in and the dates of American involvement.

A: 1) Revolutionary war (1775-1783)

2) Northwest Indian War (1785-1795)

3) War of 1812 (1812-1814)

4) Second Seminole War (1835-1842)

5) Mexican-American War (1846-1848)

6) Civil War (1861-1865)

7) Great Sioux War of 1876 (1876-1877)

8) Spanish-American War (1898)

9) Moro Rebellion (1899-1913)

10) WWI (1917-1918)

11) WWII (1941-1945)

12) Korean War (1950-1953)

13) Vietnam War (1955-1975)

14) Persian Gulf War (1990-1991)

15) Kosovo War (1999)

16) War in Afghanistan (2001-Present)

17) Iraq War (2003-2011)

18) War on ISIL (2014-Present)

32) When was the battle of Gettysburg?

A: July 1 – July 3, 1863

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