Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans. Today is well–hot dogs, homemade ice cream, fun with family, maybe some swimming and more than likely a few sunburns.
But I thought in the midst of all that, it’d be fun to reflect back a little. (scroll over/highlight to see the answers!)
A: O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave (it’s the last line of each verse).
2. How many stars were on the first United States flag?
A: 13 stripes and 13 stars
3. Where was the first national capital located?
A: 1774 Carpenters Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4: Who do historians believe sewed the first official American flag?
A: Betsy Ross
5: Which two patriots died on July 4, 1826?
A: Thomas Jefferson & John Adams
A: 2.5 Million
7: Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
A: John Hancock.
8: The first Independence Day was July 4, 1776 but in what year was Fourth of July officially declared a national holiday by Congress?
9: How were fireworks invented?
A: The Chinese invented them much the same way they constructed rockets for war.
10: Finish this phrase from the Declaration: Life, liberty, and _________________________________________?
A: The pursuit of happiness
How did you all do?
Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!
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