Independence Day - What do you know about this day?
I debated even writing this, just for the simple fact that beyond the date, July 4th, 1776 I really didn't know a lot about it. Jesse Watters does an interesting interview asking people basic and general questions about Independence Day, and well, I will just include the video here at the end at let you decide.
But, July 4th, really started out July 2nd. That is when the 13 colonies actually voted to approve the resolution of independence and separate themselves from Great Britain.After the resolution to separate, they began to draft the declaration, which was approved 2 days later, hence, July 4th. I guess us Americans can't just resolve to do something, we respect the declaration all the more!!
Well, John Adams knew Independence would surely be a momentous occurrence, he wrote a letter to his wife declaring such. Now granted, he thought July 2nd would be the day, but either way, I love his sentiment.
'The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.'
Well, even though John was off by two days, he nailed the grand holiday, and we do it all, even to this day.
The video by John Watters, from Watters' World will clue you in on a few more interesting facts!By the way, how many of the signers can you name? Who was the King at the time? Who was our general?
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