Declaration of Independence

What was the Declaration of Independence? Who wrote it? When? Why? Many Americans don't know much about it. Take this quiz to find out how many details you know.

Reading and thinking about the Declaration of Indepence is the best way to figure out its meaning. This quiz will determine whether you know anything about who wrote it, who approved it, and why it was written.

Created by: Ms. Camuse

  1. The first battles of the American Revolution began on April 19, 1775, at:
  2. The Declaration of Independence was written more than a year after the first battles of the American Revolution.
  3. The Declaration of Independence was written to:
  4. The Declaration of Independence was largely the work of:
  5. According to the Declaration of Independence, "all men ... are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights ..." Among the rights specified in the Declaration are:
  6. The number of delegates signing the declaration was:
  7. The Declaration of Independence was signed in:
  8. The Declaration of Independence listed many complaints about King George III.
  9. On what date did the Continental Congress approve the Declaration of Independence?
  10. Who was assigned to the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence?

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