Can you pass this Quiz?

This quiz about the Declaration of Independence is not meant to be easy. Hopefully the questions will remind you of the inspiration and resolve that it’s authors intended. As well as how close we came remaining under British rule.

He was one of six men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
General William Howe and his brother, Admiral Richard Howe were still hoping to persuade the colonies to rejoin the British empire when they let General Washington and his men retreat rather than execute them  after the American's defeat at this battle.
The first printing of the Declaration only had the names of two men at the bottom, One was the secretary of congress, Charles Thomson, the other was this man.
The Committee of Five  was appointed by congress to draft the Declaration of Independence.  Which 2 of the below was not among the five appointees?
When did Congress finally established Independence Day as a national holiday?
Representatives from 13 of the British colonies, the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration. The First Continental Congress met in the fall of 1774,  only had 12 colonies in their ranks.  Which colony was late to the party?
Which came first?


July 9th 1776, General Washington had the declaration read to troops in New York. Later that night the troops and colonists
On June 7, 1776 this man spoke before the Second Contenintel Congress and proposed this Resolution:
"That these United Colonies are, and of right out to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved; that measures should be immediately taken for procuring the assistance of foreign powers, and a Confederation be formed to bind the colonies more closely together."
"A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people"  Was a reference to

How much history do you know about July 4, 1776?

The quiz covers the content of the Declaration, as well as the events leading up to its creation. We explore the Colonies, the Continental Congress. The decision to separate from Britain. The struggles to bring the 13 colonies together.

The Founders

We want especially to remember the founding fathers. The men who wrote the document. The rebels that created a nation based on the notion of liberty. Based on the inalienable rights of all.

To keep you on your toes, we throw in some odd facts. Ask questions about the creation of the official document. The signors of the document. How the message of independence spread. Not to mention, reactions to it.

In conclusion, all these questions are meant to ignite your curiosity as well as challenge your knowledge. To make it too easy we even give a hint or two.

I hope you enjoyed this quiz about the Declaration of Independence!

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Sources include: wikipedia.org, archives.gov and the Encylopedia Britannica.

Published by Dyl Eulenspiegel

Fictional Character based on the Great Till Eulenspiegel of Lore. Folly Governeth the World, not just a saying, but how it's always been. Creating Quizzes for the Everyman, for fun and education.

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