Results for - Remember Freedom is never Free!

2,414 voters participated in this survey

1. Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

yes
29%
696 votes
no
58%
1,398 votes
Not Applicable
13%
306 votes

2. What facts do you know?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
8%
187 votes
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
8%
201 votes
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two captured.
8%
201 votes
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the was. They signed and pledged their lives, fortunes and their sacred honor.
9%
221 votes
Not Applicable
19%
457 votes
I knew none of the above.
64%
1,529 votes

3. Do you know what kind of profession these men were?

24 were Lawyers and Jurists.
9%
214 votes
11 were merchants.
3%
60 votes
9 were farmers.
5%
112 votes
12 were wealthy planters.
5%
118 votes
Not Applicable
22%
526 votes
I knew none of the above.
57%
1,370 votes

4. Which of these do you know?

Carter Braxton, a planter and trader saw his ships swept from the seas. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts and died in rags.
4%
103 votes
Thomas McKean served in Congress without pay, was hounded by the British, kept his family in hiding. His possessions were taken from him and poverty was his reward.
6%
140 votes
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife and she died within a few months.
5%
114 votes
John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. His 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.
6%
135 votes
Not Applicable
19%
459 votes
I knew none of the above.
68%
1,637 votes

5. Do you know these facts?

Thomas Nelson, Jr's home was taken over by Cornwallis for his headquarters. He quietly urged General Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed and Nelson died bankrupt.
8%
185 votes
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillary, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
7%
171 votes
Not Applicable
20%
477 votes
I knew none of the above.
68%
1,625 votes

6. Do you agree that these men were true patriots?

Yes
61%
1,467 votes
No
8%
180 votes
Not Applicable
31%
753 votes

7. Do you believe it is not a sin to be patriotic, and the 4th of July has more meaning to it than fireworks, beer, hot dogs?

Yes
62%
1,486 votes
No
11%
254 votes
Not Applicable
28%
660 votes
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