Answers to Independence Day Quiz

1)  In what State did Adolf Hitler once own 8,960 acres of land?  In 1942, it was discovered that the German Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, then at war with the U.S., actually owned 8,960 acres of valuable land in Colorado. The Mayor of Kit Carson, Colo., revealed that Hitler had inherited the grazing land from relatives in Germany. The spread, 4 mi. from the small city of Kit Carson, was used by neighboring ranchers for grazing cattle.

2)  At what price did Thomas Jefferson, President and the main author of the Constitution, negotiate a deal with Napoleon to buy Louisiana?  3,000,000 British pounds

3)  Part or all of what 2 States can be reached by land only if you leave the U.S.?  Minnesota and Alaska.  A northern portion of Minnesota is isolated from the rest of the State by the Lake of the Woods, which borders it on the north, east, and south–with Canada’s Province of Manitoba on the west side. As a result, this section of Minnesota cannot be reached from the U.S. by land. And the new State of Alaska is separated from the State of Washington by Canada’s British Columbia.

4)  What state in the U.S. has the smallest population?  Delaware

5)  Of the 5 Great Lakes, only one is located entirely inside the U.S. Which one is it?  Lake Michigan

6) In what state are diamonds mined?  Arkansas.

7) What is the one spot in the U.S. where you could stand in 4 States at one time?  Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.

8) What State is populated with the most people per square mile?   New Jersey has the greatest population density in the U.S. It has an average of 953 people per square mile.

9) In which battle did the British army surrender near Freeman’s Farm? The Battle of Saratoga

10) What is the only royal palace in the US?  Iolani Palace in Honolulu

11) What is the oldest city in the US?  St. Augustine, Florida

12)  What do the stars on the flag mean?  One for each of the 50 states

13)  What do the stripes on the flag mean?  One for each of the original 13 colonies

14)  Who elects the President of the United States?  The electoral college

15)  How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?  27

16)  What is the legislative branch of the US government and what two parts is it made up of?  Congress made up of the Senate and House of Representatives

17)  What are the 13 original states?  Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, and Maryland.

18)  What are the 3 main requirements for eligibility to become president of the United States?  Must be a natural born citizen of the United States; must be at least 35 years old by the time he/she will serve; must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.

19)  What rights are guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution?  Freedom of: speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and requesting change of the government.

20)  Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of RIghts?  Everyone (citizens and non-citizens) living in U.S.

21)  In what year was the Constitution written?  1787

22)  In what year was Alaska admitted to the union?  1959

23)  The Star Spangled Banner began as a poem written by Francis Scott Key.  He reworked the poem and set it to which piece of music?  It is set to the tune of “To Anacreon in Heaven”, an English drinking song.

24)  What was the Peace of Paris and which countries signed it? 

The group of treaties that ended the Revolutionary War and were signed in 1783. England was on one side of the treaties, the U.S., France and Spain on the others. (The Dutch also signed a treaty with England but not until 1784.) Of the three 1783 treaties, the U.S. treaty was signed in Paris; the others in Versailles.

25)  Who yelled “The British are coming, the British are coming?”  Well, probably lots of people have yelled it at one time or another but according to historians, Paul Revere was NOT one of them.  It would have been weird for him to say it since he and those he was calling out to were also British.


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