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How Much Do You Actually Know About The History Of Independence Day?

Everyone knows that Independence Day falls on July Fourth, but how much do you really know about the history of this historic holiday? Can you hold your own against your fellow citizens? Take these quiz questions and find out!
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What happened on July 4, 1776?
The signing of the declaration
The start of the American revolution
Approval of the final wording of the Declaration

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How many American colonies went to war with Great Britain in the War of Independence?
11
13
15

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American soldiers who fought against Great Britain were called _________.
Patriots
Heretics
Disobeyers

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Where was the first shot fired in the American Revolution?
Charleston, New York
Lexington, Massachusetts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The American forces used what type of warfare during the Revolution?
Biological warfare
Chemical warfare
Guerrilla warfare

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Who was appointed as the commander in chief of the British army in America in April 1776?
William Howe
Horatio Gates
Thomas Payne

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If someone was a "loyalist" during the American Revolution, they supported ________.
The King of England
The Colonies
The Native Americans

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Based on their uniforms, British soldiers were nicknamed _____.
Ruffians
Redcoats
Betrayers

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What document contains the phrase "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."?
The Bill of Rights
The Constitution
The Declaration of Independence

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In what year was the United States Constitution written and ratified?
1787
1776
1790

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Who is known for his large signature on the Declaration of Independence?
John Hancock
George Washington
Benjamin Franklin

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The Boston Tea Party took place in which year?
1771
1773
1776

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You know the basics taught to you in grade school when it comes to the Fourth of July, but you've still got a lot to learn! While you may love this country and respect the history it calls it's own, you need to brush up on the foundation that this nation is built upon!

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You know all about the birth of this nation, including the important document that helped it to become what it is today. From the revolution to the 13 colonies, you're well versed in the events that helped American come to be!

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When it comes to the history and foundation of the US, few citizens can hold a candle to your knowledge. You don't just understand the history of Independence Day, you know the events that lead up to the historic signing of the Declaration far better than most!
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1
What happened on July 4, 1776?
The signing of the declaration
The start of the American revolution
Approval of the final wording of the Declaration
2
How many American colonies went to war with Great Britain in the War of Independence?
11
13
15
3
American soldiers who fought against Great Britain were called _________.
Patriots
Heretics
Disobeyers
4
Where was the first shot fired in the American Revolution?
Charleston, New York
Lexington, Massachusetts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5
The American forces used what type of warfare during the Revolution?
Biological warfare
Chemical warfare
Guerrilla warfare
6
Who was appointed as the commander in chief of the British army in America in April 1776?
William Howe
Horatio Gates
Thomas Payne
7
If someone was a "loyalist" during the American Revolution, they supported ________.
The King of England
The Colonies
The Native Americans
8
Based on their uniforms, British soldiers were nicknamed _____.
Ruffians
Redcoats
Betrayers
9
What document contains the phrase "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."?
The Bill of Rights
The Constitution
The Declaration of Independence
10
In what year was the United States Constitution written and ratified?
1787
1776
1790
11
Who is known for his large signature on the Declaration of Independence?
John Hancock
George Washington
Benjamin Franklin
12
The Boston Tea Party took place in which year?
1771
1773
1776

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