June 8, 2014

11 Facts About July 4


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


  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.


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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