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Fourth of July 2022 – Independence Day (United State) History and Facts

Fourth of July 2022 – Independence Day (United State), America’s first time celebrated Independence Day on July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring the separation of the colonies from Britain. The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent claim that “all men are made equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

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Philadelphians celebrated the first anniversary of American independence with an impromptu celebration, as described in a letter from John Adams to his daughter, Abigail. However, celebrating Independence Day became common only after the 1812 war. Soon, events such as the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ari Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad were to take place in conjunction with the fourth of July festivities.

A Brief History of Independence Day Fourth of July 2022

So what happened on July 4, 1776?


What this holiday commemorates is the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by delegates from 13 colonies. On the 4th, the Continental Congress approved the final words of the Declaration of Independence. This is the day we celebrate the birth of the United States of America.

Important Facts of America Independence day 4th July

  • April 19, 1775, was the beginning of the American Revolution. During the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the first shots were fired between the colonies and British troops. After these first military skirmishes, tensions between Britain and its American colonies escalated.
  • On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from Britain.
  • Two days later, on July 4, 1776, Congress approved the final draft of the Declaration of Independence, which was amended by Thomas Jefferson (back in June) and John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.
  • On July 8, the first public reading of the Declaration took place at the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Later that day, other readings took place in Trenton, New Jersey, and Easton, Pennsylvania. Printer John Dunlop made about 200 copies of the declaration, dated July 4. Known as “Dunlap Broadsides”, they were divided into 13 colonies.

More Fourth of July History

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  • July 4, 1776: Thomas Jefferson notes in his “Weather Memorandum Book” that the weather was cloudy, at 76ºF.
  • July 4, 1826: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both signatories to the Declaration of Independence and later President, died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration.
  • July 4, 1884: The Statue of Liberty is officially presented to the United States by the people of France.
  • July 4, 1911: It was a hot fourth day in July in New England. All-time state records were set in Nashville, New Hampshire (106 ° F) and Vernon, Vermont (105 ° F).

How to Celebrating Independence Day on 4th July 2022

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  • Raise the flag: If you do not have a flagpole, consider the front flag! Before hanging the Old Glory, check out the American Flag Guidelines so you can proudly and accurately display your flag.
  • Relax: Remember, this is not a “fancy” dinner. Cooking or picnicking in the summer is the way to go for the fourth. Take a look at our 4th of July recipes for a delicious picnic or barbecue and patriotic dessert list!
  • Play games: We don’t care if you are young or young at heart. Get corn hole and horse show games, croquet, or just a backgammon set if you’re walking on the porch! If you are going to a party on July 4, bring your own games, as it may take a few hours for the fireworks to start.
  • Fireworks: Whether it’s poppers, snaps, snakes, or a big fireworks display, keep up the tradition. Kids love shiny ones. Hand them over one by one to enjoy the magic. Of course, always keep adults close to you for safety, as well as a fire extinguisher.
  • Beat the heat and insects: Don’t forget to have sunscreen, sunshades, drinking water, and bug spray on hand if you’re outdoors. Check out our non-toxic repellent and easy pantry treats for mosquito bites.

General FAQ’s

Q. Why is the name “John Hancock” synonymous with “your signature”?
A. Hancock’s bold signature on the Declaration of Independence reduced the signatures of other signatories. Legend has it that Hancock wanted the King of England to see the rebellious signature without wearing his glasses!

Q. When did the United States declare independence?
A. Congress ruled in favor of independence on July 2, 1776. Two days later, on July 4, Congress accepted Jefferson’s declaration document. However, John Adams thought July 2 should be Independence Day.

Q. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4?
A. Only two men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 – Congress President John Hancock and Congress Secretary Charles Thompson.

Q. On what day did most people sign the Declaration of Independence?
A. August 2, 1776.

Q. When did Independence Day become a national holiday?
A. Federal holiday was not declared on July 4, 1938!

Q. Is there anything written on the back of the Declaration of Independence?
A. Yes, but not the treasure map as a particular favorite movie suggests! The message “Original Declaration of Independence dated July 4, 1776” is inverted on the back of the Declaration of Independence.

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