Take the WallBuilders’ 4th of July Quiz!

Just for fun…take this 4th of July Quiz I found at Wallbuilders.com…

1. When did the Continental Congress first meet?

2. Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?

3. How many Founding Fathers signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution?

4. How many of the 56 signers of the Declaration died before the Peace Treaty of 1783 was signed to officially end the American Revolution?

5. Who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army?

6. Who was a female version of Paul Revere?

7. What two signers of the Declaration died on the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration?

8. What two signers of the Declaration were founders of America’s first anti-slavery society?

How’d you do? Check your answers below…
1. When did the Continental Congress first meet?
The Continental Congress first met on September 5, 1774 at Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia. Shortly after the gathering of delegates the Reverend Jacob Duché officially prayed. This tradition has been continued throughout the centuries.

2. Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
The Continental Congress appointed a committee of five to write the Declaration (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman), but the others selected Thomas Jefferson to be the primary author; Adams and Franklin made a few additions.

3. How many Founding Fathers signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution? Six: Benjamin Franklin, George Clymer, Robert Morris, George Read, Roger Sherman, and James Wilson.

4. How many of the 56 signers of the Declaration died before the Peace Treaty of 1783 was signed to officially end the American Revolution? Nine: Button Gwinnett, John Hart, Joseph Hewes, Philip Livingston, Thomas Lynch, Jr., John Morton, George Ross, Richard Stockton, and George Taylor.

5. Who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army? George Washington

6. Who was a female version of Paul Revere? Sybil Ludington

7. What two signers of the Declaration died on the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration? John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

8. What two signers of the Declaration were founders of America’s first anti-slavery society? Dr. Benjamin Rush and Benjamin Franklin.

Just remember history is HIS-Story…Thank God for the wonderful country we live in and remember to pray for our leaders & military.

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Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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