The Story Behind The 4th Of July

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Many mistakenly think our founding fathers gathered on July 4th, 1776 to vote for our country's freedom and sign the Declaration of Independence, giving birth to the United States of America.

But it didn't quite happen like that.

Even though this was one of the first iterations of Congress - it was still Congress . . . so everything took forever.

Actually, the Second Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2nd.

But they didn't actually sign the Declaration until August 2nd.

But the 4th of July does have significance - outside of grilling.

That's when Congress accepted the wording for the Declaration of Independence, making the break official in the eyes of the colonists.

So enjoy the holiday and little knowledge about its origins!