On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from England and at 1776 Capital Management Group, each year we like to share some history, trivia and fun to mark the date.
Brush Up on Your Knowledge of the Fourth of July
“From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues… The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.”
Click here to Read the Full Declaration of Independence
Fourth of July Food
Grilling? Try Williams Sonoma’s “Perfect Hamburger” recipe
Strawberries are in season! Try this strawberry shortcake recipe
For Those Seeking Philadelphia’s Historical Revolution Trail:
Visit sites throughout the region that recount America’s fight for independence. Read entire article
Did you know?
- Only two people actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4: John Hancock and Charles Thomson, secretary of Congress. Most of the others signed on August 2.
- Not everyone was on board with celebrating on July 4, the day Congress approved the Declaration. John Adams wanted to celebrate on July 2, the day Congress voted for independence.