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Forty-____ men signed the Declaration of Independence
July birthstone
Harder than the July gemstone; a baseball player's favorite shape
Number of stripes on the American flag
A word that describes freedom from oppression
Word in the American national anthem title
Average age of the men who signed the Declaration of independence was forty-___
The stars on the U.S. flag represent each state; the stripes represent the original ____________
First name of America's first president
Woman who sewed the first American flag in 1776
First signer of the Declaration of Independence
National bird of the U.S.
Of the 6 U.S. flags on the moon, only 5 still stand. The one no longer standing was planted by Neil Armstrong during the _________ 11 mission
About 150 million of these are eaten on July 4th every year
There have been twenty-____ official versions of the American flag
Outdoor display enjoyed on July 4th evenings
The colors of the American flag are symbolic; white represents liberty and purity, blue represents justice and loyalty; red represents _______
There were only 13 of these on the original American flag in 1776
The stars on the original American flag were arranged in this shape so that all the colonies would appear equal
Number of Declaration of Independence signers who eventually served as President of the United States
This historic item is tapped (not rung) on Independence Day – it is tapped once for each colony
Last name of the author of our national anthem
Benjamin Franklin's choice for national bird (he was overruled)

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