July 3rd, 2007


Independence Day Quiz

Independence Day Quiz
(No answers will be provided…if you’re uncertain about any of the questions, look it up! Also, repost this for others to see, take, think about, etc.)

1. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
2. When was the Declaration of Independence signed?
3. Who was declaring independence from whom?
4. What was “taxation without representation?”
5. Who said, “Give me liberty or give me death” and what did he mean?
6. What does the phrase “separation of powers” mean?
7. What is the Bill of Rights?
8. What rights are afforded to US citizens under the First Amendment?
9. What are the three branches of the United States government?
10. What are “checks and balances?”
11. How many Justices are members of the Supreme Court?
12. How does the Electoral College work?
13. How many Senators are there?
14. Who casts the deciding vote if there is a tie in the Senate?
15. When was the Constitution ratified?
16. What is Manifest Destiny?
17. When did women receive the right to vote?
18. When was the Civil War?
19. What were some of the causes of the Civil War?
20. What was the 3/5ths Compromise?
21. Who were the Abolitionists?
22. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
23. What was the Underground Railroad?
24. Who were the Carpetbaggers?
25. What was Reconstruction?
26. How many Presidents have been assassinated?
27. How many Presidents have been impeached?
28. How many Presidents were born in Michigan?
29. What was the United States’ involvement in World War I?
30. When did WWI take place?
31. What was the League of Nations? Who proposed it?
32. What was the United States’ involvement in World War II?
33. When did WWII take place?
34. When was D-Day?
35. When was V-E Day?
36. When was V-J Day?
37. How many atomic bombs were used in WWII?
38. Where were they used?
39. What were Jim Crow laws?
40. What does the phrase “separate but equal” mean?
41. When was the Pledge of Allegiance written?
42. When were the words “under God” added to the Pledge of Allegiance?
43. What was the Civil Rights Movement?
44. When was the Civil Rights Act signed into law?
45. What did “Brown v. Board of Education” do? When was it?
46. What was the Domino Theory?
47. Who said, “Speak softly but carry a big stick?”
48. Who said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself?”
49. Who said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country?”
50. Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?

Let's call it Friday, shall we?

We've spent this evening eating, drinking, singing, spider solitaire-ing, more drinking, and more singing.

We put Drew down at 6:45pm. He was exhausted. We cracked a bottle of wine soon after. We topped that off over dinner (spaghetti) and then Claire rocked out to some tunes while playing some Spider. I sat in the office, farted, got thrown out of the office, came back to the office, sang along. Had another beer.

All in all, I'd say tonight has been pretty awesome.

Also, I got my teeth cleaned today. I look fierce. My dental hygenist today was an enormous hulk of a man named Marcus. In no way do I mean this next statement to be racist in any way, but he's the first black man that I've ever encountered in the field of dentistry. And he was awesome. He dropped me down in the chair and said, "Umm...yeah. You've got a little bit of calculus that I'm gonna need to remove, and let's just say that it isn't the most comfortable of experiences. Let me know if you get sensitive."

Let me know if you get sensitive.

Those are words to live by, my friends. Words to live by.

Earlier tonight, when I was sitting on the bench behind Claire in the office and she was rocking out and singing her best Kathy Mattea (Where Have You Been?) I admit that I got a little sensitive. But right now, I am filled with love. And tasty beverages. But my ass smells like a garbage convention is taking place in my colon.

So there.