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Do You Know: Why Is Independence Day Is Celebrated On July 4th?


Last updated 7/2/2019 at 8:40am

The Continental Congress declared its independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776. If that date raises an eyebrow, it should. Independence Day in the United States has long been celebrated on July 4th, which would seem to be two days late.

But upon closer examination, it seems Americans are not really celebrating their independence two days later than they should be. According to the National Constitution Center, the Continental Congress approved a resolution declaring its independence from Great Britain on July 2.

However, a document still needed to be drafted to explain the decisio...

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