10 Facts You Need To Know About American History 10 Facts You Need To Know About American History
 July 2nd is the real day of Independence, but it’s celebrated on the fourth because that’s when congress accepted Jefferson’s declaration  Thomas... 10 Facts You Need To Know About American History

[1]  July 2nd is the real day of Independence, but it’s celebrated on the fourth because that’s when congress accepted Jefferson’s declaration

[2]  Thomas Jefferson changed the wording of the Declaration of Independence from “the pursuit of property” to “the pursuit of happiness”

[3]  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826

[4]  America’s 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4, 1872

[5]  Only two men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 — John Hancock and Charles Thompson

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[6] The “Star Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key and was originally a poem stemming from his observations in 1814 concerning the British attack on Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. It was later put to music, though not decreed the official national anthem until 1931

[7]  The average age of those who signed the Declaration of Independence was 45. The youngest at age 27, was Thomas Lynch, Jr of South Carolina. The oldest delegate was Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania at age 70. Thomas Jefferson was 33.

[8]  seven out of the fifty-six people who signed the declaration of independence were educated at Harvard University.

[9] In 1854 the words ‘under God’ were added to the Pledge of Allegiance.

[10] Over 80% U.S. flags are imported from China (very sad)

 

Bonus**       An estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on July 4th.

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