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Keep reading to learn more about this US national holiday with some Declaration of Independence and 4th of July fun facts!
Each summer, the United States celebrates Independence Day on the 4th of July. The country’s founders were men and women with varied backgrounds, but all had one thing in common. They each were inspired by God and possessed a rock-solid dedication to a free America.
Their perseverance and faith led to the founding of a great nation and many personal freedoms Americans cherish today. The Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4, 1776, is the cornerstone document of this nation.
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4th of July Facts
Learn more about the 4th of July and the Declaration of Independence with these interesting facts from our US Constitution and Government Course.
- On September 1, 1775, King George refused the colonists’ Olive Branch Petition trying to establish peace. The king instead declared the colonists to be rebels who must surrender or be executed.
- In January 1776 Thomas Paine published a pamphlet called Common Sense, which outlined in plain words why America should declare independence from Great Britain.
- Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence over the course of two weeks, after which the committee made changes before its final approval.
- The Declaration of Independence listed 27 charges against the king to prove that he had tried to establish a tyranny over the states.
- On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress officially approved the Declaration of Independence. The official copy, written nicely on parchment, was signed on August 2, 1776.
- The Declaration of Independence can be separated into five sections: the introduction, the Preamble, the list of grievances, the denunciation of Britain, and the conclusion.
- The mention in the Declaration of Independence is the first time the country was formally called “The United States of America.”
- The newly established independent country was then declared in the conclusion of the document to be governed by free and independent states (granting the states full power). According to the text, the states are able to “levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.”
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