Friday, July 3, 2015

"United we stand."

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--

                     How well do you know the history of the Declaration of Independence
                                                  No cheating. Answer key is below.

 A. How many signers of the Declaration of Independence were born in America?

 B.  How many copies of the Declaration of Independence exist?

 C. Who was the oldest  person to sign?

 D. Which two future presidents signed the document?

 E. In what year was the 4th of July declared a Federal  holiday?

 F. Where did the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence take place?

 G. Who is credited with writing the documents?

 H. Earn a 1,000 bonus points if you can name the Committee of Five 

 I. Earn another 1,000 bonus points if you can describe what being an American means to you.

 J. Who was the first woman to sign the Declaration of Independence?

 A.(0 - Not one signer of the Declaration was technically born in the United States. The USA didn't even exist until after it was signed.) 

 B. ( 26- John Dunlap who was a printer from Philadelphia was asked to create 200 copies. 26 have

 C. (Benjamin Franklin, 70)

 D. (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams)

 E. (1941)

 F. (Philadelphia, PA  July 8th, 1776) 

G. (Thomas Jefferson)

H. ( The Committee of Five composed the Declaration of Independence consisted of:
 Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Benjamin Franklin

 I. ( Congratulations.You are correct)

 J. (Can't fool you! Women weren't allowed a say or vote let alone a signature on a proclamation.)

                                                            Progress and change are beautiful.