Happy 4th of July America

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The Story of the Fourth of July

The Declaration of Independence ย 

smilie-chuckie2We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

But July 4, 1776 wasnโ€™t the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776).

It wasnโ€™t the day we started the American Revolution either (that had happened back in April 1775).

And it wasnโ€™t the day Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence (that was in June 1776). Or the date on which the Declaration was delivered to Great Britain (that didnโ€™t happen untilNovember 1776). Or the date it was signed (that was August 2, 1776).

So what did happen on July 4, 1776?


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