CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

June 8, 2014

11 Facts About July 4


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

11 FACTS ABOUT JULY 4 American_flag_eagle_and_fireworks-animation

 On July 4th we celebrate the birth of our nation, the United States of America. How many of the following questions can you answer?Animated-4th-of-july-eagle

QUESTIONS

  1.  What do the Fourth of July fireworks represent?
  2. Who wrote that July 2 “will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. … It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade with shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
  3. What three presidents’ deaths occurred on July 4?
  4. In July 1776 the estimated number of residents of the newly independent nation was ________, which increased to ___________ in 2012?
  5. Why is the term signing our John Hancock a synonym for our signatures?
  6. When was the first official Fourth of July party held at the White House?
  7. What two other countries celebrate their independence day on July  4TH?
  8. What historical event occurred near Jumonville, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1754?
  9. What United States community has the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration?
  10. T or F   Uncle Sam was a real person.

BONUS QUESTION

The legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain (the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress) actually occurred on ______________? Why is Independence Day celebrated on July 4th? ________________? How many signatures are on the Declaration of Independence? _____ IMG_0404 E

 

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Photo taken in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, by my grandson Marcus

Photo taken in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, by my grandson Marcus

ANSWERS

  1. The sound of bombs, and gun fire.^^^^ In 1910 the United States switched to using firecrackers to celebrate its Independence Day instead of the formal tradition of just shooting anyone who sounded vaguely British.^^^^^
  2. John Adams, an advocate of independence in that Congress, wrote it in a letter to his wife Abigail^
  3. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both signers of the Declaration of Independence, who died within hours of each other on July 4th, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.  President James Monroe died on July 4, 1831*    ***
  4. 2.5 million^^^, which increased to 316.2 million in 2012**
  5. President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first signer. This merchant by trade did so in an entirely blank space making it the largest and most famous signature.**
  6. A In 1801. ***
  7. Rwanda and the Phillippines (which finally gained its independence from…America.*****
  8. Between this heavily wooded ravine along an Allegheny Mountains summit and the “great meadow” down the road, a young George Washington offered his only surrender in battle.^
  9. The town of Bristoll, R I., has thrown the celebration every year since 1785, *****
  10. True. September 7 marks the 195th birthday of Uncle Sam. The nickname for the United States was given in 1813 and linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York. The nickname eventually lead to a personification of the United States bdand was used in a great deal of campaigning and recruiting plans. During the War of 1812, Samuel Wilson supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army and stamped “U.S.” on the outsides. The soldiers soon jokingly referring to the food as “Uncle Sam’s” and eventually a local newspaper picked up the story. The coverage led to the people of the United States to adopt “Uncle Sam” as the nickname for the U.S. federal government. ^^^^^^

BONUS QUESTION

July 2, 1776^^

It was the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence rather.^^

Five signers.graphics-fireworks-984935~~~~~~~~~~~~

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SOURCES

*   http://www.parkrideflyusa.com/blog/2012/07/04/20-fun-facts-about-the-4th-of-july/

**   http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb13-ff14.html

*** http://www.cleveland.com/pdq/index.ssf/2011/07/fathoming_fun_facts_on_this_fe.html

****   http://www.fiveunicorns.com/2012/07/05/10-fun-facts-about-fireworks/

*****   http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/06/4th-of-july-facts/

^   http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/columnists/zito/s_688764.html

^^   http://puzzles.about.com/od/trivia/qt/July4thQuiz.htm

^^^   Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970

^^^^   http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_fireworks_represent

^^^^^   http://www.fiveunicorns.com/2012/07/05/10-fun-facts-about-fireworks/#sthash.ljnhZZ1P.dpuf ****

^^^^^^    http://voices.yahoo.com/the-history-uncle-sam-1894660.html?cat=37

^^^   Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970

^^^^   http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_fireworks_represent

^^^^^   http://www.fiveunicorns.com/2012/07/05/10-fun-facts-about-fireworks/#sthash.ljnhZZ1P.dpuf ****

^^^^^^    http://voices.yahoo.com/the-history-uncle-sam-1894660.html?cat=37

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2 Comments »

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    Trackback by Tucson reputation management — June 8, 2014 @ 4:10 am | Reply

  2. at least I knew, 2 of the presidents, Adams and Jefferson died on the 4th. but James Monroe I missed. 🙂
    these questions are getting harder, Carolyn!… lol

    Comment by merry101 — June 9, 2014 @ 7:58 am | Reply


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