Wednesday, July 4, 2012
4th of July Fun Facts & Trivia!
America's big "beef" with Britain? There was taxation without representation. The colonies were not represented in the British parliament.
Betsy Ross sewed the 1st American flag in May or June 1776.
The Liberty Bell sounded from the tower of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on 8 July 1776.
Congress declared the 4th of July a federal holiday – in 1941!
On the original American Flag, 13 stars are in a circle, representing that all the 13 colonies were to be considered equal.
Benjamin Franklin was the oldest man to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was 70.
America is 236 years old today.
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Question: What do the colors of the American Flag mean?
Question: Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner? It's the same "tune" as what British song?
Question: What 3 presidents died on the 4th of July?
Bonus: What was the 14th State admitted to the Union?
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