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Happy 4th of July

Independence Day

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Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate the day thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, which eventually led to the formation of the United States.  The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

4th of July Fun Facts & Trivia

Can you name the 13 colonies?

The 13 colonies were known as the East Coast States.

Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, South Carolina, Virginia

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Which President was born on the 4th of July?

Calvin Coolidge

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When were fireworks first used to celebrate the 4th of July?

1777

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Who was England's king on July 4, 1776?

King George 3

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Who was the last to sign the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas McKean

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When was the 4th of July first declared as a national holiday in the US?

1941

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Which president wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

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How many times does "United States" appear in the Declaration of Independence?

0

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What two presidents died on July 4, fifty years after the Declaration was signed?

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, becoming the third President in a row to die on Independence Day.

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How many people initially signed the Declaration of Independence?

56

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Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?

John Hancock

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Many historians actually think the Declaration of Independence was signed on what day?

August 2nd, 1776, nearly a month after its adoption and not on July 4th as is commonly believed.

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