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Facts about US Independence Day

4th of July is the day when Americans celebrate their country’s independence.

Here are some fun and interesting facts about this date:

  1. The Declaration of Independence began as a letter to King George to explain why the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain

  2. 56 people signed the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of it

  3. The Declaration of Independence has five parts. They are: the Preamble, the Statement of Human Rights, Charges Against Human Rights, Charges Against the King and Parliament, and the Statement of Separation and Signatures

  4. The Declaration of Independence was started on July 2, 1776 and the Continental Congress approved the final wording on July 4. The American colonies were declared free and independent states

  5. July 4 was officially declared a holiday in 1870, nearly one hundred years after the Declaration of Independence was written

  6. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, two of its founders of the Declaration of Independence died on July 4, 1826

  7. July 4 marks a day of liberation in both the Philippines and Rwanda. In the Southeast Asian nation, July 4, known as “Republic Day,” marks the date when the United States officially recognized the Philippines as an independent state in 1946

Happy Independence Day to everyone who celebrate it today!


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