From the Secretaries Table (July, 2009)

posted May 15, 2015, 2:32 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 15, 2015, 2:46 PM ]


Here is a little quiz about the Declaration of Independence.  Good Luck
  1. When did the Continental Congress actually pass a resolution of Independence ?
  2. Who was on the committee assembled to draft the declaration?
  3. What was one of the reasons that Adams told Jefferson, the youngest man on the committee, to draft a declaration?
  4. What was something Congress cut out of Jefferson's draft of the declaration?
  5. Which two key players in the history of Independence died on the fiftieth anniversary of the declaration?
Here is a date to save for December 2009:
Christmas Party for the Children of the SJSR Childhood Language Clinic will be held Sunday December 5, 2009.
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  You won’t want to miss it. 

Answers to Quiz:
  1. July 2
  2. John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman
  3. Adams knew that he was unpopular and considered obnoxious by many delegates.  In order for the Declaration to be accepted, he had to keep a low profile.  Therefore Jefferson was asked to do the draft.
  4. Of the 86 changes made, most important was the removal of all references to slavery.
  5. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826.

Robert D. Rowan, Jr. 
General Secretary