In the US, we are celebrating July 4th aka Independence Day (not the movie) and many folks will be barbecuing, drinking alcohol and capping the evening off with fireworks. Whoops. That’s my house. Anyway, just for fun, I swiped this Pop Quiz about the Fourth of July from CBS News (hopefully they don’t mind) and just for kicks, how well do you know your history?
- Q: When was the actual vote on the resolution for independence?
- Q: Who wrote the original Declaration of Independence?
- Q: Why didn’t George Washington sign the Declaration of Independence?
- Q: Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
- Q: What country helped America win the Revolution?
No cheating! You can find your answers here.
Also worth a read is The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass if you’re interested in reading a bit of history.
Happy July Fourth!