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FTWWTKM 4th of July quiz

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  1. Brian Williams

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    THR is so well versed so quick quiz


    When was the Declaration Of Independence signed?





    If you quess it first you can have the label K.O.O.K.












































    For Those Who Want To Know More
     
  2. 1911 guy

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    Signing began

    on August second, 1776.
     
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    That was quick Aug 2 is correct, but it did not begin on Aug 2, it began July 4 by one person. Then it was signed by all but one member who then signed in Nov.

    1911 guy You can claim the title of Keeper Of Odd Knowledge.

    Now who knows some more 4 Of july trivia.


    Like; Who died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration?
     
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    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both former Presidents, both died on July 4th 1826. Jefferson died a few hours earlier.
     
  7. LaEscopeta

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    I believe the Continental Congress voted unanimously on 4 Jul 1776 to adopt the Declaration of Independence, and the President of the Congress (John Hancock) signed it on the same day. As stated above, most of the other members of the Congress signed it on 2 August 1776.

    John Adams promoted the fourth of the July as Independence day, and said it should be celebrated with picnics, races, and fireworks.

    Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

    Gotta go start getting our picnic ready; everybody have a happy fourth.
     
  8. 1911 guy

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    I'm A Kook!

    My wife has said this for a while now...
    Interestingly enough, both men thought the other was still alive and commented to the "fact" before dying.
     
  9. Old NFO

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    LaEscopeta, it was voted on 4 Jul, but not approved by all 13 colonies until 9 July. On July 19th Congress ordered that an official copy of the document be created, it was embossed and finished 2 August, which is the actual signing day and that was the day John Hancock signed it as the first signer. Not all the participants ever signed the Declaration.
     
  10. LaEscopeta

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    I stand corrected. I’m standing that way more and more now-a-days. They say the memory is the second thing to go when you get old; I do not remember what the first thing is.
     
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    Couple intresting things:

    Five men were chosen to draft a declaration to be held incase the Continental Congress chose to vote for it. John Adams, Ben Franklin, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman were chosen. All four were from either New York, Conn., or Mass., all northerners.

    So the committe decided they needed someone from the South.

    That's how Jefferson got to be one of the five chosen to write it.

    When it came time to write the Declaration, and one man was needed to write the first draft, Thomas Jefferson told John Adams that Adams should write it. When he refused, and Jefferson questioned him, Adams responded:

    So thats why Jefferson wrote it.

    Congress actually voted on July 2nd to become independant.

    John Adams actually thought that Independance Day would be Celebrated on July 2nd.

    It wasn't until July 4th the wording of the declaration of the independance was agreed upon.

    Just more fun information for everyone.

    I.G.B.
     
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    Happy and safe 4th one and all.

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  13. CentralTexas

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    Who was the first president smart guys?

    His name WASN'T George Washington....
    CT
     
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    Thats a great quote
     
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    Trick question CT

    John Hanson

    But that was pre-Constitution. And he was a big anti-federalist.


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    Nope. Close, but not quite. John Hanson was the 3rd.

    Samuel Huntington was the First President of the US.

    From johnhanson.net

    I.G.B.
     
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    Don't feel bad LaEscopeta, I have the same problem... now what were we talking about??? :D

    Thanks It goes boom, I couldn't remember Samuel's last name- There is "one" train of thought that it's where Uncle Sam comes from...

    Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th! The fireworks at the Mall were great, but the traffic was "ridiculous" (so I don't offend Art's Grammaw). :evil:
     
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    OldNFO,

    I haven't seen any info regarding it not being approved until July 9th.

    According to ushistory.org's timeline:

     
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    Actually, if we want to get technical (and I do sooooo love getting technical), the signing wasn't finished until 1781 when Thomas McKean of Delaware signed it.
     
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    Old NFO,

    Ahhhh....learn something new everyday I guess. What colony didn't approve it until the 9th?

    Atleast I got the first president right.

    I.G.B.
     
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    Central Texas, So what do I win for getting your question right?


    BTW, Anyone wishing to know all the Presidents prior to George Washington, here is the list.

    Presidents of Continental Congress prior to articles of confederation
    Peyton Randolph (September 5, 1774 – October 21, 1774)
    Henry Middleton (October 22, 1774 – October 26, 1774)
    Peyton Randolph (again) (May 10, 1775 – May 23, 1775)
    John Hancock (May 24, 1775 – October 31, 1777)
    Henry Laurens (November 1, 1777 – December 9, 1778)
    John Jay (December 10, 1778 – September 27, 1779)
    Samuel Huntington (September 28, 1779 – March 1, 1781)

    Presidents of the United States in Congress Assembled:

    Samuel Huntington (March 1, 1781 – July 9, 1781)
    Thomas McKean (July 10, 1781 – November 4, 1781)
    John Hanson (November 5, 1781 – November 3, 1782)
    Elias Boudinot (November 4, 1782 – November 2, 1783)
    Thomas Mifflin (November 3, 1783 – October 31, 1784)
    Richard Henry Lee (November 30, 1784 – November 6, 1785)
    John Hancock (November 23, 1785 – May 29, 1786)
    Nathaniel Gorham (June 6, 1786 – November 5, 1786)
    Arthur St. Clair (February 2, 1787 – November 4, 1787)
    Cyrus Griffin (January 22, 1788 – November 2, 1788)

    I.G.B.
     
  23. Brian Williams

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    You win the Title of KOOK of the First Order

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    Sweeeeeeeeet!!! :D

    I.G.B.
     
  25. Old NFO

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    I dunno IGB, I'm still researching that one :confused: I'm on the road, AND on dialup, so I'm not getting to a lot of sites before I timeout. When I get the answer, I'll post it though. I never cease to be amazed at the variety of folks we have on here, AND their cumulative knowledge :cool:
     
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