The Facts About The 4th of July

A fireworks stand in Arlington Va

Independence Day celebrations happening all across Central Pennsylvania. But July 4, 1776 wasn't the day that the Continental Congress chose to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776).

Thomas Jefferson changed the wording of the Declaration of Independence from "the pursuit of property" to "the pursuit of happiness".

John Harris Jr. and Benjamin Franklin stood together reading the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Harris-Cameron Mansion, similar to how it was more than 240 years ago.

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On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, thеreby the 13 colonies set the beginning of the formation of the American nation. For the answer we checked the national archives.

This 4th of July, the Declaration was read in its entirety at the home of Harris Jr. "As always on July 4th, we will assign parts and read today as a family to remember the values at the heart of this great country". The Treat of Watertown is considered to be the first document to recognize the United States as an independent country, reports the Associated Press. Some other members who weren't present that day didn't sign until even later. Locally, Gallipolis, Middleport, Racine, and Rutland host annual Independence Day fireworks displays. Two of them, Thomas Lynch Jr. and Edward Rutledge, were the youngest to sign. There are also lots of parades. "Kamala Harris doesn't so much want to celebrate the Fourth of July as use it to try and score cheap political points".

All the Bulgarian students who have gone to work on the "Work and Travel" program, which is extremely popular among them, have had the opportunity to feel the excitement on the 4 of July and to see the incredible fireworks. American University professor James Heintze, author of an extensive Fourth of July history, told The Globe that Boston lit off fireworks and shells and that Philadelphia, then the nation's capitol, fired cannons, artillery and small arms before ending the night with a grand exhibition of fireworks.

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