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From Musketeers to Nazis, Archimedes to Harriet Tubman, these famous historical figures changed the course of history -- for better or worse.

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Whether you think of the first lady as the nation's hostess or an adviser to the U.S. president, the position has been evolving constantly for the last 200 years. Who defines her role if it lies outside the parameters of the Constitution?


Military Tactics: The George Patton Quiz

Military Tactics: The George Patton Quiz

How much do you know about Gen. George Patton's military tactics? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Military Tactics: Alexander the Great Quiz

Military Tactics: Alexander the Great Quiz

Did you know that Alexander the Great was outnumbered at most of his battles? Test your knowledge of the leader's military tactics with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Military Tactics: The Genghis Khan Quiz

Military Tactics: The Genghis Khan Quiz

Genghis Khan was a powerful leader who wasn't afraid to kill. Test your knowledge of the emperor with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Military Tactics: The Hannibal Quiz

Military Tactics: The Hannibal Quiz

How much do you know about Carthaginian military commander Hannibal? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Confederate Army Quiz

The Confederate Army Quiz

Southern U.S. states seceded and sparked the Civil War, calling for protection. Prove your Confederate Army knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

The (In)Famous World Military Leaders Quiz

The (In)Famous World Military Leaders Quiz

How much do you know about some of the most infamous world military leaders? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Theodore Roosevelt Quiz

The Theodore Roosevelt Quiz

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the US, lived an epic and sprawling life. Prove how much you know about T.R. at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Original First Lady of the US: Martha Washington Quiz

The Original First Lady of the US: Martha Washington Quiz

How much do you know about Martha Washington? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The White House Princess: Alice Roosevelt Longworth Quiz

The White House Princess: Alice Roosevelt Longworth Quiz

How much do you know about former first daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

First Lady Extraordinaire: The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Quiz

First Lady Extraordinaire: The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Quiz

How much do you know about former first lady of the U.S. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »