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Texas 4th of July Facts [QUIZ]

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In 1607 King James I sent the first settlement of English persons to North America. This colony was named Jamestown. By 1619, Jamestown had elected their first governmental body. In the years ensuing, there would be numerous acts of defiance on British rule as colonist struggled to gain their independence and become self-governing. Numerous incidents, defining the birth of American patriotism led by insurmountable acts of heroism by hundreds of men and women who would forever make their mark on American history. The most notable of these events, July 4, 1776, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed. Test your knowledge of historic events that are related to the birth of The United States of America.

1. Three of the first five U.S. presidents died on July 4. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day in 1826. Who died five years later?
1. Three of the first five U.S. presidents died on July 4. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day in 1826. Who died five years later? Who am I?
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2. The idiom, “put you John Hancock”, is attributed to the five inch signature on the Declaration of Independence. Other signers include John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Penn. How many people in all signed?
2. The idiom, “put you John Hancock”, is attributed to the five inch signature on the Declaration of Independence. Other signers include John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Penn. How many people in all signed?
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3. The commander of the Continental forces in New York read the Declaration of Independence in front of City Hall on July 9th 1776. Who was the commander?
3. The commander of the Continental forces in New York read the Declaration of Independence in front of City Hall on July 9th 1776. Who was the commander? Who am I?
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4. Bristol, Rhode Island is known for the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the United States. In what year did this tradition begin?
4. Bristol, Rhode Island is known for the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the United States. In what year did this tradition begin?
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5. On January 10, 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published a rhetorical pamphlet that encouraged the colonist to seek their independence. One of the issues that Paine debated were that colonists were flourishing under British rule. This pamphlet has been credited as the most influential reason the Declaration of Independence was drafted.
5. On January 10, 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published a rhetorical pamphlet that encouraged the colonist to seek their independence. One of the issues that Paine debated were that colonists were flourishing under British rule. This pamphlet has been credited as the most influential reason the Declaration of Independence was drafted.
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6. Independence Creek in Atchison, Kansas got its name from a Fourth of July celebration in 1804. Who named this creek and celebrated by firing a shot from a keelboat cannon on that day?
6. Independence Creek in Atchison, Kansas got its name from a Fourth of July celebration in 1804. Who named this creek and celebrated by firing a shot from a keelboat cannon on that day? Who am I?
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7. Samuel Francis Smith wrote the unofficial anthem “America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee),” in 1831. On July 4, 1831, roughly 500 children preformed this song for the first time at the Park Street Church in which city?
7. Samuel Francis Smith wrote the unofficial anthem “America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee),” in 1831. On July 4, 1831, roughly 500 children preformed this song for the first time at the Park Street Church in which city?
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8. Who is the only member of the Continental Congress to sign all four great state papers of the U.S., the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. He was also the first mayor of New Haven.
8. Who is the only member of the Continental Congress to sign all four great state papers of the U.S., the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. He was also the first mayor of New Haven. Who am I?
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9. On July 8, 1776, the Liberty Bell was rung to celebrate the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon in Philadelphia. What was the bells original name?
9. On July 8, 1776, the Liberty Bell was rung to celebrate the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon in Philadelphia. What was the bells original name?
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10. Legendary patriotic song, “Yankee Doodle”, is among the most popular in oral American tradition. It is also the state song of which of the original 13 colonies?
10. Legendary patriotic song, “Yankee Doodle”, is among the most popular in oral American tradition. It is also the state song of which of the original 13 colonies?
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