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How well do you know the Declaration of Independence? Take our quiz.

Every Fourth of July, Americans celebrate the independence of the United States with fireworks, parades, and picnics. But how much do people know about the 1776 events that are being cheered? Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of the Declaration of Independence.

This is a rare first printing of the Declaration of Independence displayed at Sotheby's auction house in Boston Tuesday, May 23, 2000 where they announced it will be offered for sale online June 29th. According to Sotheby's, this page is one of the three finest copies of 25 surviving official first printings of the Declaration of Independence and is expected to fetch $4-6 million.
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Question 1 of 12

1. A group of men named the Committee of Five submitted the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress. Who of these men was not on the committee?

John Adams

John Hancock

Robert Livingston

Roger Sherman