Quiz: how well do you know your Independence Day quotations?
The actor Will Smith was not present at the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, 1776. At least there are no pictures that show him next to Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin on that historic day. No official pictures anyway. However, there are many similarities between Independence Day – the 1996 film starring Will Smith – and the actual Day of Independence 239 years ago. For example, both depict solidarity in the face of an authoritarian and powerful force. Admittedly, this does lead to an unfavourable comparison between Great Britain and an evil alien empire hell-bent on the destruction of mankind. But you get the gist.
Can you work out which of the following quotes are taken from the blockbuster film and which come from the (actual) signers of the Declaration of Independence? It’s time to work out if you are ready to both save the planet from extinction and pass a History exam at the same time.