Learn fun facts about Independence Day with these 4th of July trivia questions and answers. Make sure to grab the free printable cards that you can use to play the 4th of July trivia game with friends and family anywhere!
The 4th of July celebration is the perfect time to teach our kids about our beloved country. Plus, kids love July 4th because it’s a day full of fireworks, food, and friends and family!
There is a lot of history behind American Independence Day. Instead of reading boring history books to kids who can’t sit still, why not play a fun game of trivia?
These 4th of July trivia questions and answers come in free printable cards so you can take them with you wherever the celebration is! You can learn about 4th of July facts and history while at the beach, at a friend’s house, or just in the backyard while waiting for fireworks to start.
The trivia questions are listed below. Scroll to the bottom of the post to the get the free printable cards!
4th of July Trivia Questions and Answers
The Fourth of July history is truly fascinating. And somehow with all the years of schooling, I did not learn all of these facts!
Here’s a list of interesting 4th of July trivia questions and answers that you may not have learned about. Some of them will shock you!
Q: The United States of America was originally made up of how many colonies?
Q: On the original flag, in what shape were the stars laid out?
Q: The capital of theUnited States is Washington DC, but it used to be…
Q: The capital of the United States is Washington DC, but it used to be…
Q: What bird did Benjamin Franklin want to be the national bird (instead of the Bald Eagle)?
Q: Who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence?
A: Thomas Jefferson
Q: Today the American flag has how many stars?
Q: Who was the first president of the United States?
A: George Washington
Q: How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?
Q: Who wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner?”
A: Francis Scott Key
Q: What year were fireworks first used to celebrate the 4th of July?
Q: What president was born on the 4th of July?
A: Calvin Coolidge
Q: Name 3 presidents who have died July 4.
A: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe
Q: What is considered the most American dessert?
A: Apple pie
Q: In what state was July 4 declared an official holiday?
Q: On what day did the majority of the people sign the Declaration of Independence?
A: August 2, 1776
Q: Who was the oldest person elected as president?
A: Ronald Reagan
Q: Where is the oldest functioning airport in the USA?
A: College Park, Maryland
Q: How many hot dogs are being consumed each year on the 4th of July?
A: 150 million
Q: Who sewed the first US flag?
A: Betsy Ross
Q: What do the 13 stripes on the U.S. flag indicate?
A: Betsy Ross
Q: Who is the first person to sign the declaration of Independence?
A: John Hancock
Q: How much money is spent on fireworks every year?
A: $1 billion
Q: Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?
A: Francis Bellamy
Q: What are the first seven words of the Declaration of Independence?
A: When in the Course of human events
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