Could You Pass My History Final?

Gorging on hot dogs. Drinking beer. Blowing stuff up. Sure, we all know what most people end up doing on July 4th, but do you really know why we do it?

Are you a genius when it comes to our nation's history? Take a few minutes away from watching TV and eating fast food to prove once and for all to the rest of the world that we are not just a bunch of dumb Americans!

Created by: Laura Jean
  1. When was the Declaration of Independence first signed?
  2. Who decided upon the design for the first flag of the United States?
  3. In what year did Independence Day become a federal holiday?
  4. Who said that July 4th "...ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other..."?
  5. Fireworks were first invented by the people of what country?
  6. Uncle Sam, the icon of the United States, was first used during what war?
  7. How many "Liberty Bells" have there been?
  8. True or False. The "Star Spangled Banner" is set to the tune of an English song.
  9. True or False. The person who built the State of Liberty also built the Eiffel Tower.
  10. In the world today, what country purchases the most fireworks?
  11. The United States has a current population of 302 million. What was the population in 1776?
  12. This July 4th, Americans have a 1 in 4 chance of eating hot dogs from what state?
  13. Without looking! What is the color of the bottom stripe on the United States flag?

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