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Independence Day (Grade 9)

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Independence Day

Instructions: Just one year after signing the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia celebrated on July 4, 1777 with bonfires and fireworks. The practice spread, and by the end of the War of 1812 celebrating the Fourth of July became a fairly common event. It was established as a holiday by Congress in 1870.

Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
  1. Massachusetts
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. San Francisco
  4. Philadelphia
The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1886.
  1. True
  2. False
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
  1. John Adams
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. George Washington
  4. Benjamin Franklin
On what ideas were the Declaration of Independence,Constitution, and Bill of Rights based?
  1. the French Revolution
  2. the Enlightenment
  3. the Renaissance
  4. the Scientific Revolution
The day the Declaration of Independence was approved in 1776 is celebrated today as
  1. Thanksgiving
  2. Independence Day
  3. Memorial Day
  4. Veterans Day
What was the Declaration of Independence?
  1. A document that stated that Great Britain wanted freedom from the colonies
  2. A document that stated that the colonies wanted freedom from Great Britain
  3. A document that stated that each colony wanted to be independent of one another
  4. A document that stated that South Carolina wanted to form a new nation
The Declaration of Independence was written to tell King George
  1. why the colonists thought
  2. what Britain needed to do to win back the loyalty of the colonists.
  3. why it was time for the colonies to be independent of Britain.
  4. what other nations could do to help the colonies win their freedom.
The rights in the Declaration of Independence were                   ,                         , and                                                   .
The Declaration of Independence includes which of the following?
  1. Checks and Balances
  2. Bill of Rights
  3. Colonial grievances
  4. Federalist Papers
A gift from France to celebrate 100 years of the Declaration of Independence                     
  1. Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Statue of Liberty
  3. Ellis Island
  4. Adirondack Mountains
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