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Guide to American Independence Day (Fourth of July)

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776.

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When did America become independent

July 4 1776 is what many people think, but we actually officially became independent on July 8 1776. Many people thought that the 8th should be independence day, as I do.

I would add that the Continental Congress declaredindependence from Great Britain in 1776. The American Colonies were a huge source of revenue to Britain, and they weren't about to let an asset like that slip through their grasp. So, the Colonies would have to fight for their independence against one of the strongest armies in the world (no easy task, mind you). It wasn't until September 3rd, 1783 when the Treaty of Paris was signed by Britain and the United States that independence was acknolwledged. So, maybe we ought to write Congress and petition for September 3rd to be acknowledged as our trueIndependence Day? Just a thought. I don't think it'd happen anyhow as we already have the 4th of July set aside and it would confuse many folks.

What year will July 4th be on Sunday again

In July, 2021.

Why does the US celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence DayJuly 4, 1776, was the day America declared its independence from the British. On July 4th two founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, days and weeks later it was signed by the rest. The Fourth of July is celebrated by Americans as Independence Day.
How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4 1776

This is sort of a trick question. Most if not all of the founding fathers signed the declaration of independence on July 2nd. It was approved on July 4th but technically signed on the 4th of July 1776.

What's open and what's closed on the 4th of July

What's closed: Banks, the post office, the library, and all other government offices.

What's open: Most chain grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants, coffee shops, gas stations, and retailers. Some smaller, independent businesses might be closed or have limited hours.

Who was the main author of the Declaration of Independence

Although Thomas Jefferson is often credited as the sole writer of the document, the Declaration (1776) was a collaborative effort.

Jefferson was the one responsible for writing both the first and final draft. However, he was actually part of a committee appointed by the Second Continental Congress to write it. The other four members were Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert R. Livingston and Roger Sherman, all of whom provided recommendations on the language of the document.

However, he was actually part of a committee appointed by the Second Continental Congress to write it. The other four members were Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert R. Livingston and Roger Sherman, all of whom provided recommendations on the language of the document.

The US Constitution had a much wider authorship, with various sections provided by many of the Founding Fathers. The various suggestions and clauses were merged into a first draft by a "Committee of Detail" consisting of:

John Rutledge (SC)

Edmund Randolph (VA)

Nathaniel Gorham (MA)

Oliver Ellsworth (CT)

James Wilson (PA)

Who signed the Declaration of Independence

The 56 signatories of the Declaration of Independence were:

Connecticut (4): Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

Delaware (3): Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Georgia (3): Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Maryland (4): Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Massachusetts (5): John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

New Hampshire (3): Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

New Jersey (5): Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

New York (4): William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

North Carolina (3): William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

Pennsylvania (9): Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Rhode Island (2): Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

South Carolina (4): Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward Jr., Thomas Lynch Jr., Arthur Middleton

Virginia (7): George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

Delaware

• George Read

• Caesar Rodney

• Thomas McKean

Pennsylvania

• George Clymer

• Benjamin Franklin

• Robert Morris

• John Morton

• Benjamin Rush

• George Ross

• James Smith

• James Wilson

• George Taylor

Massachusetts

• John Adams

• Samuel Adams

• John Hancock

• Robert Treat Paine

• Elbridge Gerry

New Hampshire

• Josiah Bartlett

• William Whipple

• Matthew Thornton

Rhode Island

• Stephen Hopkins

• William Ellery

New York

• Lewis Morris

• Philip Livingston

• Francis Lewis

• William Floyd

Georgia

• Button Gwinnett

• Lyman Hall

• George Walton

Virginia

• Richard Henry Lee

• Francis Lightfoot Lee

• Carter Braxton

• Benjamin Harrison

• Thomas Jefferson

• George Wythe

• Thomas Nelson, Jr.

North Carolina

• William Hooper

• John Penn

• Joseph Hewes

South Carolina

• Edward Rutledge

• Arthur Middleton

• Thomas Lynch, Jr.

• Thomas Heyward, Jr.

New Jersey

• Abraham Clark

• John Hart

• Francis Hopkinson

• Richard Stockton

• John Witherspoon

Connecticut

• Samuel Huntington

• Roger Sherman

• William Williams

• Oliver Wolcott

Maryland

• Charles Carroll

• Samuel Chase

• Thomas Stone

• William Paca

Samuel adams

Which countries celebrate the Fourth of July

The United States celebrates their independence from Great Britain and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July.

How many presidents died on 4th of July

Three of our first five president's died on July Fourth -- Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both in 1826 and James Monroe in 1831.

Are there any presidents born on the 4th of July

Yes, Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4. 1872. He is the only US president with a July 4 birthday.

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