Test your knowledge of U.S. history: can you-out-smart an eighth-grader?

    Who was the first president of the United States?

    You can probably answer that one.

    But do you know the correct answer to this: One of the central ideas of President George Washington’s foreign policy was that the United States should…?

    That question is being asked of eighth graders around the country as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ evaluation of students’ proficiency in various subjects.

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    The Constitution Daily has a sample quiz for you, with questions direct from the eighth grade test. See how you stack up.

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