Our Founding Fathers structured American democracy and left a legacy that has greatly influenced the world. This Fourth of July, see what you know about the Founding Fathers by taking this brief quiz.

 

1. Who were America’s Founding Fathers?
a. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe, and Benjamin Franklin
b. John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Marshall, George Mason, and George Washington
c. All 55 delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention
d. All of the above

 

2. Which of the Founding Fathers believed Independence Day should be celebrated on July 2nd and refused to attend the Fourth of July events in protest?
a. Thomas Jefferson
b. Benjamin Franklin
c. John Adams
d. George Washington

 

3. Who was the first president to not have a signature on either the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution?
a. Andrew Jackson
b. James Madison
c. James Monroe
d. John Adams

 

4. What did American colonists NOT do to celebrate the birth of independence:
a. Give soldiers double rations of rum
b. Hold mock funerals for King George III
c. Fire cannons and muskets
d. Shoot fireworks into the sky

 

5. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?
a. 56
b. 109
c. 76
d. 48

 

Just like the Founding Fathers, we promise to ask hard questions and encourage you to make decisions that will help you remain financially independent throughout your life.

We wish you a safe and fun Independence Day!

 

Quiz Answers:
1. D – It all depends whom you ask
2. C – John Adams
3. C – James Monroe
4. D – Shoot fireworks in the sky
5. A – 56