29 Interesting Facts About 4th of July You Don’t Know

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 US Didn’t Declare Independence on the 4th of July

The Continental Congress held the official vote for independence on July 2, 1776, two days earlier.

Only Two Men Signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776

The rest of the delegates from the 13 colonies signed it about a month later.

Signers of the Declaration of Independence Were All Committing Crime

Every man who put his signature down was fully aware that they were committing an act of high treason against the British Crown. 

Jefferson Wasn’t the Only Author of the Declaration of Independence

A committee of five men was tasked with creating a formal statement.

A Message is Written on the Back of the Declaration of Independence

Written upside-down that states: “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.” 

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