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The Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
"The anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence is July 4. Celebrate it by taking this quiz!"
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Which of these men was NOT among those appointed to draft the Declaration of Independence?
The committee presented its draft before the Congress on June 28, 1776. On July 1, a vote was taken, and all but two states approved the Declaration. Which two voted no?
North Carolina and Maryland
Georgia and Connecticut
Pennsylvania and South Carolina
New Jersey and New York
Copies of the Declaration were signed by John Hancock, President of the Congress, and this man, its secretary.
Richard Henry Lee
What is the first word of the Declaration?
Why was Thomas Jefferson chosen for the actual fomrmulating of the draft of the Declaration of Independence?
He was the best writer
He had the most time to devote to it
He was respected by King George III
He was from Virginia
Of all the colonies, which state had the most signatories?
True or false: All of the signatories signed the Declaration at the same time.
Where is the Declaration kept today?
Library of Congress
There are 24 known copies of the version of the Declaration known as the "Dunlap Broadside", named after John Dunlap. Who was he?
Vice-President of the Congress
An early historian
The first Librarian of Congress
One member of Congress who did not sign the Declaration was John Dickinson. What was his reason?
He was afraid of the consequences
He was ill
He was hoping for a reconciliation with Britain
He disagreed with the wording
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