July 4th Trivia: How Independence Day Savvy are You?

Are you a trivia buff? See how much you know about July 4th.

You'll be the hit of the cookout today with this interesting July 4th knowledge. If you ace the trivia quiz, feel free to brag about it in the comment section below. Have more interesting July 4th information? Share it in the comments.

1. What is the estimated number of people living in our new nation, America, in July 1776?  (There are 313.9 million today)

2. The actual vote on the resolution for independence was made on what day?

3. How old was Thomas Jefferson when he wrote the Declaration of Independence?

4. In what year did July 4 become a federal holiday in the United States?

5. Which state was the first to make July 4 an official state holiday?

6. In what city did the Continental Congress adopt the Declaration of Independence?

7. In January 1776, Thomas Paine published an influential political pamphlet that convincingly argued for American independence and sold more than 500,000 copies in a few months. What was the pamphlet titled?

8. Finish this line as seen in the Declaration of Independence: "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 ..."

9. On July 4 1776 the declaration was formally adopted by how many colonies?

10. In what year, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris with Britain, did the United States formally became a free and independent nation?


We didn't want to make it too easy to cheat! If you want to see the answers, go to the Westminster Patch Facebook page. The information in this post came from sources including www.census.gov and www.history.com.


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