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What famous bell rang out in 1776 at the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence?
Who gets the credit for sewing the first American flag with stars and stripes?
Boston Tea Party
It's December 16, 1773, and colonists are dumping tea into the harbor. Can you name this moment in History?
Who was the first patriot to sign the Declaration of Independence?
What great American leader was "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen"?
Who founded the colony of Pennsylvania?
taxes without representation
The Stamp Act triggered the American Revolution. Why was it so unpopular among the colonists?
In what colony/state can you visit the cities of Wilmington and Dover?
What ice-clogged river did Washington's troops cross into New Jersey on the night of December 25, 1776?
July 4, 1976
A bicentennial is a 200th birthday. When was America's bicentennial?
Which American city is called "the city of Brotherly Love"?
Which became the most important crop in the southern states: tobacco, cotton or wheat?
the 13 original colonies
The 50 stars on our flag stand for the 50 states in the U.S. What do the 13 stripes stand for?
For how many years did George Washington serve as our first President?
Which Founding Father drafted the Declaration of Independence?
Second Continental Congress - adopts the flag
Flag Day is celebrated each year on June 14. What happened on this day in 1777?
Which religious group opposed slavery as early as 1688?
IN what city can you follow the Freedom Trail and learn about the first battles of the American Revolution?
Which state was once part of Massachusetts?
The Green Mountain Boys were soldiers from Vermont. Did they fight in the Revolutionary or the Civil War?
Did the First Continental Congress meet in Boston, New York or Philadelphia?
Treaty of Paris
Did England finally recognize America's independence by signing the Treaty of Paris or the Treaty of Versailles?
Name the valley where George Washington's army spent the long, hard winter of 1777 - 1778
The Declaration of Indepenedence
What historical document turned the American colonies into the United States of America?
The Statue of Liberty
What symbol of freedom was a gift from the people of France to the people of America?
The Revolutionary War
Did "the shot heard round the world" start the Civil War or the Revolutionary War?
Did the Pennsylvania Dutch come to America from Holland, Germany or South Africa?
What European country ruled the 13 original American colonies?
Which president is pictured on the American quarter and dollar bill?
Are Louisiana's swampy waterways called bogs or bayous?
Declaration of Independence
Did the Founding Fathers sign the Declartion of Indepenedence or the Mayflower Compace?
The Mason-Dixon Line
What do we call the boundary line that once separated slave states from nonslave states?
Was New York City once called New Amsterdam or New Netherland?
HOMES - Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie & Superior
The Great Lakes for part of our border with Canada. Can you name all five of them?
In 1775, what patriot from Virginia cried out, "Give me liberty or give me death"?
What river is the longest waterway in the United States?
4th of July or Independence Day
What summer holiday celebrates America's birthday?
Did the American Revolution end with the Battle of Yorktown or the Battle of Bunker Hill?
The time was midnight, and the year was 1775. Who rode on horseback to warn that the British were coming?
The Revolutionary War
In what war di the American Minutemen fight the Redcoats?
The Boston Massacre
The date was March 5, 1770. The place was Massachusetts. During what event was Crispus Attucks killed?
Which patriot spoke out against "taxation without representation"; John Adams or Samuel Adams?
She led so many slaves to freedom that her people called her "Moses." What was her real name?
Old Glory & Start and Stripes
Find two names for our national flag.
Gone With the Wind
What book by Margaret Mitchell tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler during the Civil War?