John Hancock (23 January 1737 [O.S. 12 January 1736] - 8 October 1793) was an American merchant, statesman and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term John Hancock has become a synonym in the United States for one's signature.
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A 20-question quiz (with answers) on various topics related to liberty in the history of the United States
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