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Which two Founding Fathers were pictured on the nation's first official postage stamps?
Benjamin Franklin and George Washington
Of James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Josiah Barlett, and George Washington, which founding father signed the Declaration of Independence?
Who is credited with saying, "Give me liberty, or give me death"?
Who had been leading a meeting in Boston when attendees left to take part in the Boston Tea Party?
True or false: John Hancock is famous for his large signature on the Constitution.
False (Declaration of Independence)
Who is the only president to belong to the Federalist Party?
Where did the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton take place?
Who, along with James Madison, is often referred to as the "Father of the Bill of Rights"?
True or false: John Adams and Samuel Adams died the same day.
George Washington denounced ________ in his farewell address.
How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?
On which document is John Hancock's signature famously prominent?
The Declaration of Independence
Whose "midnight ride" alerted the Massachusetts countryside that the British were coming?
Who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel?
How old was Ben Franklin when he signed the Declaration of Independence?
Which Founding Father lived in Monticello, the building shown on the back of the nickel?
How many years did the Revolutionary War last?
Of James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and Benjamin Franklin, which founding father did NOT help write the Federalists Papers
What was Alexander Hamilton's position in George Washington's administration?
Secretary of the Treasury
Who was the first president to not have a signature on either the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution?
Which Founding Father served as the first chief justice of the Supreme Court?
Thomas Jefferson founded which university?
University of Virginia
What year was the Constitutional Convention held?
Where did George Washington get a surveying licence?
College of William and Mary
Give the surname of the two Massachusetts founding fathers who were cousins
This founding father was the fifth president of the US
Name three of the five presidents that made up the "Virginia Dynasty"
Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe
Who coined the phrase "I have not yet begun to fight!"?
John Paul Jones
Who was responsible for the nation's first sex scandal?
What was the name of the pamphlet Hamilton wrote concerning his affair?
This founding father was an aide-de-camp to Washington in the Revolutionary War
What is the current name of the university Hamilton attended?
Columbia University (previous;y known as King's College)
Who were the leaders of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist parties?
Federalist: Hamilton, Adams, Madison
Who wrote the Federalist Papers?
Hamilton, Madison, Jay
This Founding Father's wife saved the portrait of George Washington from a burning White House during the War of 1812
Who lived at Mt Vernon?
Who lived at Monticello?
Who lived at Montpelier?
Who wrote detailed notes for the duration of the Constitutional Convention?
Which two founding fathers died on the same day, July 4, 1826
Adams and Jefferson
The "Committee of Five" was tasked with creating what famous document?
Declaration of Independence
This president studied under Thomas Jefferson after the Revolutionary War
Who was the "Father of the Constitution"?
"Common Sense", a rebellious and influential pamphlet, was written by this founding father:
What appears on the back of the 2-dollar bill?
The signing of the Declaration of Independence
Who said this famous quote: "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Who was the President of the Second Continental Congress that met in Philadelphia in 1776?
Of Edmund Randolph, Benjamin Rush, John Dickinson, and Roger Sherman, who refused to sign the Declaration of Independence?
Of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, and Roger Sherman, who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution?
Of George Washington, Robert Livingston, John Adams, and Roger Sherman, who was NOT on the Committee that wrote the Declaration of Independence?
True or False: George Washington signed the Declaration of Independence.
Who was the first vice president who did not become president
Name the four founding fathers who served in Washington's cabinet and their position
Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph.
In what decade did Ben Franklin die?
Who was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence?
What day did the Second Continental Congress vote for independence?
July 2, 1776
Of the 56 men that signed the Declaration of Independence, how many of those men also signed the Constitution for the United States?
Thomas Jefferson was greatly influenced by what philosopher when he wrote the Declaration of Independence?
When was the Declaration of Independence was actually signed?
August 2nd, 1776
Where was both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution signed?
Which of the following did John Adams deem, "ten times more terrible than Britons, Canadians and Indians together"?
Who proposed a plan to amend the Articles of Confederation in Annapolis?
Who was the author of "Poor Richards Almanac"?
Which seven founding fathers were identified by historian Richard B. Morris as key founding fathers?
John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.
What modern day country did Alexander Hamilton immigrate from?
St Kitts and Nevis
Which two former presidents died within five hours of each other on July 4, 1826?
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Who was the first chief justice of the supreme court?
Who proposed the plan to write a Declaration of Independence?
Richard Henry Lee
Which Virginian founding father is the shortest president to ever serve?
Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a hit Broadway musical about this founding father
Which founding father had an illegitimate son who was the last royal governor of New Jersey?
Which Founding Father set a two term precedent for the presidency?
Which Founding Father was captured at Ft. Necessity?
How many languages could Thomas Jefferson speak?
6: Greek, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, and German
Which activist group planned and executed the Boston Tea Party
Sons of Liberty
Who gave the shortest inauguration address in history?
What college did James Madison and Aaron Burr attend?
Which activist group participated in a boycott of British goods after the townshend acts
Daughters of liberty
Which founding father helped found the B&O railroad?
In the years before the American Revolution, John Adams quite famously defended whom in court?
The British soldiers responsible for the Boston Massacre
Who founded the newspaper that would eventually become The New York Post?
Who were the Maryland signatories of the Declaration of Independence?
William Paca, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Thomas Stone, and Samuel Chase
Who arrived at the Constitutional Convention in a sedan chair carried by prisoners?
Who was the only President among our founding fathers to face gunfire while in Office?
Which colony had the most signers of the Declaration of Independence?
What is John Witherspoon's claim to fame?
He was the only signer of the Declaration of Independence to be an active minister
Who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence?
As independence was being debated, who said we "will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation?"
What was Roger Sherman's claim to fame?
Behind the Connecticut Compromise
Which founder's books are the basis of the Library of Congress?
Which founding father was famous for being a hypochondriac and constantly felt he was coming down with some sort of illness?
Which founding father gave up his wealth to outfit troops for the Continental Army?
Which artist painted a famous picture of the Declaration of Independence being signed?
In what year did the Boston Tea Party take place?
From which university did Sam Adams graduate?
Which founding father was a Supreme Ct Justice when he negotiated a treaty with Great Britain, ratified in 1795?
In which city was the first Continental Congress held?
Which Virginian founding father first gained attention after the case "Parsons Cause" and later went on the be an influential figure in the fight against the stamp act and in the Boston Tea party?
Who "smelt a rat in Philadelphia" and refused to go to the Constitutional Convention?
Of Washington, Adams (John), Franklin, Madison, Jay, Jefferson, and Hamilton, which founding fathers actually signed the Declaration of Independence?
Adams, Franklin, and Jefferson
Which state was last to ratify the Constitution?
Who was the US minister to Spain when he helped broker the Treaty of Paris in 1783?
Which founding father had the "honor" of serving as the first American ambassador to Great Britain immediately after the Revolution?
Which founding father served as ambassador to France during the American Revolution and became a celebrity there?
Who and in what year was appointed the first Supreme Court Justice?
John Jay, 1789
Which founding father defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre?
True or False: Benjamin fully supported the bald eagle as the national symbol?
Which founding father, a New York native, drafted his state's first constitution in 1777?
What university was founded by Benjamin Franklin?
University of Pennsylvania
Who was president during the XYZ affair and the Quasi-War?
Which founding father was a printer and created the Pennsylvania Gazette?
Which founding fathers were on the "committee of five"?
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston
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