Do You Know Your Fourth Of July History?

You may think you know everything worth knowing about the Fourth of July, but how much do you really know about this summer holiday? It's time to find out! Take this quiz and find out!
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Which founding father headed the committee formed to draft the Declaration of Independence?
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
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In what city was Independence Day first celebrated?
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
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On what day in the year 1776 did the Continental Congress initially vote for independence?
July 2
July 4
July 6
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In what year did the U.S. Congress declare the Fourth of July a paid federal holiday in the United States?
1776
1865
1941
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How many men who had served as the US president ended up passing away on the Fourth of July?
1
2
3
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Which of these major battle victories occurred on the date July 4th?
British surrendered to Washington at Saratoga
Jackson defeated the British near New Orleans
Grant broke Confederate resistance at Vicksburg
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Who was really the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
John Hancock
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How many times does the phrase “United States” actually in the Declaration?
0 times
2 times
1 time
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What slave owner objected to criticism of British slave trade in the Declaration of Independence?
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Franklin
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Who was the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence?
Benjamin Franklin
John Adams
Steven Hopkins
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What are the first words of the Declaration of Independence?
“We hold these truths to be self-evident...”
“When in the Course of human events...”
“Governments are instituted among Men...”
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How many colonies were there at the time the Declaration was signed?
13
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Result
Uh-oh, it appears as if we have a bit of a Fourth of July flop on our hands! While you may know a bit about the history of the Fourth of July, many of these questions and answers left you scratching your head in dismay. Fret not, at least you gave this quiz your all and possibly learned a thing or two about the good old USA along the way!

C+, Fourth Of July Flop

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are Fourth of July fantastic! Sure, a few of these questions left you feeling a bit befuddled, but for the most part you know your facts when it comes to this historic day in American history. Well done!

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This quiz revealed that you are a total Fourth of July expert! Don't let your friends tell you otherwise, you know the Fourth of July as well as a true historian. From the signing of the declaration to events that occurred on the fourth, you're as wise as the founding fathers when it comes to this day in history.

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1
Which founding father headed the committee formed to draft the Declaration of Independence?
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
2
In what city was Independence Day first celebrated?
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
3
On what day in the year 1776 did the Continental Congress initially vote for independence?
July 2
July 4
July 6
4
In what year did the U.S. Congress declare the Fourth of July a paid federal holiday in the United States?
1776
1865
1941
5
How many men who had served as the US president ended up passing away on the Fourth of July?
1
2
3
6
Which of these major battle victories occurred on the date July 4th?
British surrendered to Washington at Saratoga
Jackson defeated the British near New Orleans
Grant broke Confederate resistance at Vicksburg
7
Who was really the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
John Hancock
8
How many times does the phrase “United States” actually in the Declaration?
0 times
2 times
1 time
9
What slave owner objected to criticism of British slave trade in the Declaration of Independence?
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Franklin
10
Who was the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence?
Benjamin Franklin
John Adams
Steven Hopkins
11
What are the first words of the Declaration of Independence?
“We hold these truths to be self-evident...”
“When in the Course of human events...”
“Governments are instituted among Men...”
12
How many colonies were there at the time the Declaration was signed?
13
12
10