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4th of July Trivia Questions and Answers

July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, from 1776 to the present day, , with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. On this occasion, put yourself and friends on a quick test with this 4th of July trivia.

Fourth of July Trivia

Click “+” sign to know the answers. These 4th of July, American independence related questions and answers are of mixed level and for all.

1. Who is the only U.S. president to have been born on the 4th of July?
Calvin Coolidge (in 1872)

2. What do the 13 stripes on the flag of the United States represent?
The thirteen colonies who signed the Declaration of Independence

3. In which city was the Declaration of Independence signed?
Philadelphia

4. What were the Dunlap Broadsides?
The first printed copies of the Declaration of Independence

5. Which statesman is remembered for his large, stylish signature on the Declaration of Independence?
John Hancock

6. In which year did Congress first declare July 4th to be an unpaid federal holiday?
1870

7. And in which year did it become a paid federal holiday?
1938

8. Which department store chain has sponsored New York’s annual Fourth of July firework display since 1976?
Macy’s

9. In which year was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
1776

10. Which statesman and president was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson

11. On what date did the Continental Congress vote to declare independence in 1776?
2nd July (two days before the actual declaration)

12. Apart from Thomas Jefferson, who was the only other signer of the Declaration of Independence to later become President of the United States?
John Adams

13. Which three U.S. presidents have all died on the 4th July?
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams (both in 1826, on the 50th anniversary), and James Monroe (1831)

14. Held since 1785, which parade is the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration?
The Bristol Fourth of July Parade, held in Bristol, Rhode Island

15. Who played the role of Captain Steven Hiller in the 1996 movie, Independence Day?
Will Smith

16. How many colonies signed the Declaration of Independence?
Thirteen

17. Which signer of the Declaration of Independence became the first United States Ambassador to France?
Benjamin Franklin

18. Which bird did Benjamin Franklin propose should be the national bird?
The turkey

19. Why was Independence Day celebrated on the 5th of July in 1779?
Because the 4th of July was a Sunday

20. Who played the role of Ron Kovic in the 1989 movie Born on the Fourth of July?
Tom Cruise

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