HAPPY JULY FOURTH!
POSTED ON 1st July 2016

HAPPY JULY FOURTH GREETINGS FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS

The story behind the Fourth of July National Holiday is an interesting historical journey into our national pastime.

  • July 4th, 1776 was not the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence. That day was actually on the 2nd of July, 1776.
  • It was not the day we started the American Revolution. That was back in April, 1775.
  • It was not the day Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. That was in June 1776.

So, what actually happened on July 4t, 1776?

  • The Continental Congress actually approved the approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence!
  • All edits and changes were finalized after the draft was submitted two days earlier for review.

How did the fourth of July become a national holiday?

  • Initially, it was not observed with much reverence and in the first 15- 20 years, it was a source of conflict between the Democratic Republic and the Federalists.
  • Almost one hundred years later, in 1870 Congress declared July 4th a National Holiday.
  • Interesting fact- Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams passed away on July 4th.

Today, we celebrate this day as a great National Holiday recognizing our Independence as a Nation and we stand proud as a Nation among Nations, a guiding beacon of inspiration to the rest of the world. All of us at Dex by Terra extend our heartfelt wishes for a safe and happy Fourth of July Holiday!