Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Proof. Pest!

240 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was adopted, announcing the colonies independence from British Empire, leading to the United States. It is a day to celebrate indeed. The 4th of July has become an American Federal holiday and is celebrated nation wide.

Places throughout the United States are hosting festivals filled with music, food, local vendors, water activities, and patriotic firework displays. We hope you enjoy the celebration of independence.  Have a safe and enjoyable Holiday!

We’ve put together a few fun questions pertaining to the history of the declaration of independence.

 

Do you know these History questions.  Try not to cheat (easy to do with good old Google) Answers at the bottom of the page.

  1. What were the first 13 New England colonies?
  2. Who drafted the Declaration of Independence?
  3. Who were two prominent signers of the Declaration of Independence?
  4. What year did the 4th of July become a Paid Federal Holiday?

 

Random Fact.

Bed Bugs were brought over by those traveling from England to the Americas. England first took note of  bed bugs in the late 1500’s, and soon after they were found in the Americas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers: 1. Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Delaware. 2. Thomas Jefferson 3. Benjamin Franklin and John Adams 4. 1941 (1870 it became a Federal holiday…but unpaid)