The 4th of July - Answers

Published: Friday 28th June 2013
  1. In which year did America declare its independence from the British Empire? 1776
  2. How many future Presidents were signatories to the Declaration of Independence? Two (John Adams and Thomas Jefferson).
  3. George Washington became the first President in 1789, who was the first Vice-President? John Adams.
  4. In which city did the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence take place? Philadelphia on July 8th 1776.
  5. Who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 1989 movie "Born on the Fourth of July"? Tom Cruise.
  6. How many original states were there in the USA? 13
  7. Which treaty of 1783 ended the American War of Independence? The Treaty of Paris.
  8. Which US President was born on the 4th of July? Calvin Coolidge (1872).
  9. In which state would you find the Mount Rushmore National Monument? South Dakota.
  10. According to the title of his 1984 album, which rock star was "Born in the USA"? Bruce Springsteen.
  11. What shape is the Washington Monument in Washington DC? It's an Obelisk.
  12. Who was the King of England when America declared its independence? King George III.
  13. Which country donated the Statue of Liberty to the USA? France.
  14. Who played the part of President Nixon in the 1995 movie "Nixon"? Antony Hopkins.
  15. Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence? John Hancock.
  16. Where has the Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest been held every 4th July since 1972? Coney Island, New York.
  17. From which musical does the song "America" come? West Side Story.
  18. What is the national animal of the USA? The Bald Eagle.
  19. In the song what did Yankee Doodle call the feather in his hat? Macaroni.
  20. Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2013 for his portrayal of a US President? Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln".

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