About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

July 4th History Quiz


For those in the readership who took the Independence Day quiz two years ago & wanted a chance to atone, I found the subject quiz that offers another chance @ about the same level of difficulty.  So I hope you brushed up in the meantime.

Like the quiz two July 4ths ago this one will also provide an explanation of the correct answer after every question so this is not just a quiz but an excellent refresher.  It is also a lot of fun & can serve as a topic of discussion during Independence Day celebrations in your backyard. 

I do however recommend keeping track of the number of right & wrong answers yourself because the website totalizer @ the end of the quiz has given wrong overall scores on some computers - mostly low scores.

Please feel free to take the quiz with any child or grandchild.  I'm interested to see how each of you do.

  Bonus - who are these people?  


  1. The bonus is easy, Doug. Starting top left its Grant, Hamilton, Franklin, JACKSON, Lincoln, Washington if that's what you meant...if you wanted to know what they all have in common the answer is they all appear on US paper currency.

  2. Hi Doug - Took exam and I am proud to say I got a 9%!!!!!!! I was informed that I should crack the books a bit to get my score up.

    Appears they can do history but not math. Also they have some glitches.

    I put in 50 stars and received an incorrect; Quiz said I chose 30.

    Question: which state was not part of the Louisiana Purchase? I chose Tennessee, came up incorrect and said the answer was the US purchased it from France for $15 million

    I put the first capital as Philly making the assumption that Philly was where the Continental Congress met and signed the Declaration. Quiz said,; incorrect, should be NYC so I figure they mean after the Peace treaty was signed and George was elected.

    Also noticed for the Civil War question they show a painting / sketch of Teddy Roosevelt apparently with the Rough Riders, which I thought was pretty funny.

    Legitimately I did get one incorrect, I said 25 Amendments instead of 27.

    Somehow I feel that means my score should have been better than 9%!! LOL!!

    Anyhow, wishing you and Carol a Happy 4th of July.

    1. All in all it sounds like you had fun with the quiz. The LA purchase question was an impossibility to get right the way they explained it. Surprised you even got one wrong. Well done. You can see why I recommended keeping your own score - I got 10%.