Happy Fourth of July
As we celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and picnics, we should pause to remember all the many reasons we celebrate this day.
On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates signed the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. People celebrated so heartily that they cracked the Liberty Bell by ringing it so hard. The day also commemorates the death of two of our greatest patriots– John Adams and Thomas Jefferson—exactly 50 years later. One year later Betsy Ross designed our first American Flag.
Which one of these statements is actually true?