4th of July is the day when Americans celebrate their country’s independence.
Here are some fun and interesting facts about this date:
The Declaration of Independence began as a letter to King George to explain why the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain
56 people signed the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of it
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
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
July 4 was officially declared a holiday in 1870, nearly one hundred years after the Declaration of Independence was written
Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, two of its founders of the Declaration of Independence died on July 4, 1826
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!