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 Insure a Fun-Filled Fourth of July with this Trivia Quiz!

All of us here at Randall Hall Insurance want to wish you a very happy Fourth of July and a safe holiday free from any losses and insurance claims.   

Independence Day is the perfect time to have fun and give thanks for the freedoms our Constitution affords. Fourth of July celebrations have been around a long time… so read on, and learn some fun facts about the United States and answer some great trivia questions.

TRIVIA QUESTIONSfourth of july 2016

  • Question: What was the main reason the U.S. declared independence?
    Answer:   We declared independence because we were taxed without representation.      
  • Question: How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?
    Answer:   56 people signed the Declaration of Independence.    
  • Question: In what city was the Declaration of Independence signed?
    Answer:   The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.      
  • Question: What are the first seven words of the Declaration of Independence?
    Answer:   The first seven words of the Declaration of Independence are “When in the course of human events."        
  • Question: Who approved the Declaration of Independence?
    Answer:   The Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.   
  • Question: Whose signature is the largest on the Declaration of Independence?
    Answer:   The largest signature on the Declaration of Independence is John Hancock’s.
  • Question: Who proposed “Lee’s Resolution” on June 1, 1776, declaring that we were independent of Great Britain?
    Answer:   This is one of the hardest trivia questions, but you definitely should know it if you're a Virginian! Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed Lee’s resolution.
  • Question: Who was the king of England when the colonies declared their independence?
    Answer:   George III was king of England when the colonies declared their independence.
  • Question: How many people were living in the U. S. in 1776?
    Answer:   There were 2.5 million people living in the U. S. in 1776.
  • Question: Where does the word “patriotism” come from?
    Answer:   The word “patriotism” comes from the Latin “patria” meaning “fatherland” or “homeland”.

FUN FACTS

  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national animal but was out-voted when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson chose the bald eagle.
  • Over an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th. That's roughly one hot dog for every two people in the U.S.
  • The first Fourth of July party was held at the White House in 1801.
  • The words “under God” were not added to the Pledge of Allegiance until the year 1954.
  • More than 74 million Americans will BBQ on July 4th.
  • The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
  • The national anthem is actually set to the tune of an old English drinking song called To Anacreon in Heaven.
  • The stars on the original American flag were arranged in a circle to ensure that all colonies were represented equally.
  • Three U.S. presidents have died on July 4th: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; five years later, James Monroe died on July 4, 1831.
  • Calvin Coolidge is the only U.S. president born on the 4th of July. He was born in 1872.
  •  Marie Curie, the only woman to win two Nobel Prizes and the only person to win two in two different science fields, died on July 4, 1934.
  • The first Liberty Bell cracked when it was being tested. It and the second bell were re-melted and forged again. The third Liberty Bell cracked in 1835. The Liberty Bell no longer rings. It rang from 1778 to 1835.

It is because of Independence Day that Randall Hall Insurance can call ourselves your insurance agency, and we are very proud of that fact. Give Randall Hall Insurance a call at 804-320-5499 or email us.  We can answer all of your insurance questions from auto and homeowners to commercial and life insurance. Randall Hall Insurance, located on Midlothian Turnpike in North Chesterfield, is a full-service agency that cares about the community and is ready to serve your insurance needs.

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