July 4, 2021 By AJ Willingham and Sean O’Key
1 of 10The Statue of Liberty was gifted to the people of the United States in 1886 by what country? The statue was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and was presented as a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States.
2 of 10What substance gives the Statue of Liberty its iconic green hue? Lady Liberty’s verdigris comes from her 31 tons of copper plating.
3 of 10We all know the bald eagle is the national bird of the United States. What other bird did Benjamin Franklin once jokingly say would be a more fitting national symbol? Franklin once wrote, in a letter to his daughter, that the turkey is “a much more respectable Bird” than the bald eagle, and is, “though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage.”
4 of 10What is the national mammal of the United States? In 2016, the American bison was officially named the national mammal of the United States.
5 of 10“The Star Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key during what major US war? Key, a slaveowner, wrote the poem that would become our national anthem after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814, during the War of 1812.
Quiz: How well do you know American symbols?
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