We hope you have a fun and safe holiday! There is no better time to review the Declaration of Independence, which was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
- Many believe Independence Day should actually be July 2nd, as the Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2, 1776;
- Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence;
- While the wording of the written Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4th, the document was not actually signed until August 2nd;
- The original July 4th manuscript has been lost over time, and all other copies have been derived from this original document.