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This Week in History: America's Independence
1. Which congressional delegate introduced the resolution to declare independence from Great Britain?
   James Madison
   John Dickinson
   Richard Henry Lee
   Benjamin Franklin
   John Adams
2. Who adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776?
   House of Representatives
   Second Continental Congress
   House of Lords
   First Continental Congress
   House of Burgesses
3. Who was elected to draft the Declaration of Independence?
   Thomas Jefferson
   George Washington
   James Madison
   Abigail Adams
   King George III
4. The Declaration of Independence was passed unanimously, with which colony abstaining from the vote?
   New York
   Delaware
   Pennsylvania
   Virginia
   Georgia
5. Who was the oldest signer of the Declaration?
   Lewis Morris
   John Adams
   Elbridge Gerry
   Benjamin Franklin
   Roger Sherman
6. Copies of the Declaration were made prior to it being adopted. They were sent across the 13 colonies to newspapers, the Continental troops, and officials. What are they called?
   Top Secret
   Jefferson Pamphlets
   Independence Copies
   Franklin Sheets
   Dunlap Broadsides
7. How many people signed the Declaration?
   12
   35
   56
   76
   150
8. What is written on the back of the Declaration of Independence?
   Handle with care
   Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776
   George Washington was here
   A treasure map
   Nothing
9. Where did the Declaration and the Constitution spend World War II?
   Fort Knox
   Fort Benning
   The National Archives
   The Smithsonian
   Chicago
10. In what year was July 4th made a federal holiday?
   1900
   1776
   1812
   1870
   1940



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