The Declaration of Independence began as a letter to _____________ to explain why the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain.
King George
July 4 was officially declared a holiday in ______ , nearly one hundred years after the Declaration of Independence was written.
1870
56 people signed the Declaration of Independence. _________wrote the majority of it
Thomas Jefferson
The first Independence Day on July 8, 1776 took place in ____________.
Philadelphia
The Declaration of Independence was started on July 2, ______and the Continental Congress approved the final wording on July 4.
1776
Currently, the oldest Independence Day celebration in the U.S. is held in ______, Rhode Island
Bristol
What baseball player threw a 4-0 no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox on July 4, 1983
Dave Righetti
Which newspaper first printed the Declaration of Independence?
Pennsylvania Evening Post
Three presidents died on the Fourth of July: James Monroe, _______and Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
__________ was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence at the age of 26 while Benjamin Franklin, 70 years old as the oldest
Edward Rutledge