Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary 2
Comprehension 1
Comprehension 2
Miscellanious

100

This is another word for statement.
What is "Declaration"?

100

Something put together, created or written.
What is a "composition"?

100

What were the three reasons Adams believed that Jefferson was the better man to write the Declaration of Independence?

What is Jefferson was a better writer, a Virginian, and better liked.

100

This is what a boy did right after the final version of the Declaration of Independence was voted and approved.

What is the boy gave the signal for bells to ring?

100

Who did Thomas Jefferson think should write the Declaration of Independence?

Who is John Adams.

200

A discussion between two groups that disagree.
What is a "debate"?

200

To express out loud.
What is to "utter"?

200

This is what the delegates risked by signing the Declaration of Independence.

What is they risked being captured and killed as traitors by the British?

200

According to what we read, these are the sources that Jefferson drew upon to write his draft.

What is the writings of Locke and Paine, and other declarations?

200

Who was the main author of the Declaration of Independence?

Who is Thomas Jefferson.

300

To leave something unprotected.
What is "exposed"?

300

This is to move back.
What is to "retreat"?

300

The statement "The delegates who favored independence got busy behind the scenes," tells us this.

What is they worked together to persuade other delegates?

300

The author says that Jefferson _______________ while congress worked on his draft tells us this.

What is ""squirmed in his seat" ?

300

What made the delegates want to vote quickly on July 4th?

What is the room was filled with flies.

400

A thin type of paper that the Declaration of Independence was written on.
What is "parchment"paper?

400

This is attacked with heavy fire.
What is "bombarded"?

400

What condition did Stephen Hopkins of Rhode Island have that caused hand tremors?

What is palsy?

400

When George Washington and his troops heard of the Declaration of Independence, did it have all the signatures?
What is Yes?

400

Adams believed that Congress "worked some real improvement into the text, but also ______ some of the best of it."

What is "obliterated" it?

500

To decline to vote for or against something.
What is to "abstain"?

500

The betraying of one's country by helping the enemy.
What is "treason"?

500

How long did it take the Congress to edit the first draft of the Declaration of Independence?
What is a "3 day period"?

500

This is why John Hancock made his signature so large.

What is he wanted King George to be able to read it without his glasses?

500

What did Jefferson say was the purpose of writing the Declaration of Independence?

What is to explain that all people are created equal and have rights.