How much do you know about the Declaration of Independence?

How much do you really know about the history of the Declaration of Independence and events surrounding the famous date of July 4th, 1776?

When, for example, was independence actually declared by the second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia? Who was the first signer of the declaration? Who wrote it?

You can take our quiz here, or, if you prefer, first read some history here.


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You can take our quiz here.

 

Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.

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