Take Our 10 Fun Facts Quiz about the 4th of July

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Take Our 10 Fun Facts Quiz about the 4th of July

By Bob Speyer, Web Success Team

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — The Declaration of Independence 4 of July, 1776.

1. On July 4th, the Declaration of Independence was approved by which governing body? Continental Congress, The Senate, The House of Representatives

2. Independence day was first celebrated in Philadelphia on which date? July 4, July 8, July 15

3. How many stars and stripes are on the original flag? 7, 13, 26

4. The word patriotism comes from the Latin patria that means? fatherland, motherland, liberty

5. Which two founding fathers died on July 4, 1826?
Benjamin Franklin and James Monroe, George Washington and John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

6. True or False: The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were withheld from the public for more than six months to protect the signers. If independence had not been achieved, the treasonable act of the signers would have, by law, resulted in their deaths.

7. True or False: The origin of Uncle Sam probably began in 1812, when Samuel Wilson was a meat packer who provided meat to the US Army. The meat shipments were stamped with the initials, U.S. Someone joked that the initials stood for “Uncle Sam”. This joke eventually led to the idea of Uncle Sam symbolizing the United States government.

8. What year did Congress declared 4th of July a federal legal holiday. (It is one of the few federal holidays that have not been moved to the nearest Friday or Monday). 1776, 1812, 1941

9. True or False: The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were withheld from the public for more than six months to protect the signers. If independence had not been achieved, the treasonable act of the signers would have, by law, resulted in their deaths.

10. The major objection to being ruled by Britain was?
taxation without representation; refusal to drink imported tea; wearing those ridiculous red uniforms and white wigs; we preferred the French

Answers:
1. Continental Congress
2. July 8
3. 26 (13 stripes, 13 stars)
4. fatherland
5. Jefferson and Adams
6. True
7. True
8. 1941
9. True
10. taxation without representation

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