- July 2, 1776 is the day that the Continental Congress actually voted for independence. John Adams, even wrote that July 2nd would be remembered in the historical records of American history and that the day would be marked with fireworks and celebrations.
-Independence Day was first celebrated July 8, 1776 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
-Thomas Jefferson was 33 years old when he wrote the original draft of the Declaration of Independence. John Adams was involved in trying to sell the document, but had not liked writing so he left it to Thomas Jefferson to write.
-Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826.
-The word “patriotism” comes from the Latin partia which mean “homeland” or “fatherland”.
-Thirty places in the United States have the world Liberty in their name.
-Eleven places in the United States have the word Independence in their name.
- July is National Hot Dog Month. On the Fourth of July weekend more than 155 million hot dogs will be eaten.
- According to an ABC News poll, 14% of teens in the United States believed the Fourth of July was the day we became independent from France. Another 5% thought we became independent from Canada on July 4, 1776. (This a good reason to remind our kids why we celebrate this special day.)
We hope you enjoyed your 4th of July Fun Facts. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July. And remember to thank a a member of our armed forces for keeping us safe and free.
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