When you think of American independence, you may think of George Washington, fireworks, and large celebrations.
There are quite a few misconceptions and these interesting facts about 4th of July will clear up some of the commonly believed ones.
The Continental Congress held the official vote for independence on July 2, 1776, two days earlier.
The rest of the delegates from the 13 colonies signed it about a month later.
Every man who put his signature down was fully aware that they were committing an act of high treason against the British Crown.
A committee of five men was tasked with creating a formal statement.
Written upside-down that states: “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.”