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American History Quiz

AMERICAN HISTORY TQUIZ • Take this brief test to see how much you really know about the birth of your country. mericans concerned about their fellow citizens' igno- rance about their own nation's history are red with an- ger, white with shock and blue over the state of affairs. A July 2010 Marist Poll found that 26 percent of U.S. resi- dents couldn't correctly name the country the United States won its independence from in the American Revolution. Then there's the whole debate about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's version of Paul Revere's ride. In the interest of promoting a more perfect understanding of our nation's founding, the Tulsa World presents this brief quiz on the founding of the republic: 1When did the American Revolution begin and when did it end? 2 The fathers of two future presidents signed the Declaration of Independence. Who were they? Were John Hancock (left) and Thomas Jefferson (right) familiar Swith Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell (top)? The Declaration of Independence (bottom) specifies three unalien- 4able rights: "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." How was that phrase altered when it was included in the U.S. Constitution? What's the next line of this poem: 5"By the rude bridge that arched the flood, "Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, "Here once the embattled farmers stood, 6' What was the first neutral nation to recognize the United States? When did Americans start celebrating July 4th as the nation's Tbirthday? Who came up with the term "Founding Fathers" to describe the Opolitical leaders responsible for the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution? D E How many states were home to the capital of the United States 9before Washington D.C.? On July 4th we celebrate Independence Day. From which coun- 1O try did the United States win its independence? FOR THE ANSWERS, SEE A5. THIRTIENake the First Amendment Center's quiz on the First OF MERICA. ATES Amendment. and unacknowledged by our Law, dving his Affent to their Acts of pretended Jetioht HEN, in the Courfe of oman Ewar, it become oecelliry for une People to diffolve the Pol. nd hleh con f another, and to affume, among the P'owers of the Earth, the feparate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's GOD FOR quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops among un: For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punifhment for any Murders whie fhould commit on the Inhabitants of thefe States : DaaA h Onininne of Mankind eaanirne Associated Press photos; Declaration of Independence courtesy the Library of Congress; Photo illustration by ETHAN ERICKSON/Tulsa World

American History Quiz

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