Hi, CMBC members, and happy 4th of July! From barbeques to fireworks to pool parties, the 4th of July is a fun holiday to celebrate with your friends and family, but more importantly, it's a time to honor America's independence.
On July 4, 1776, the U.S. Continental Congress approved and signed the Declaration of Independence. The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, marks this special occasion!
However, America’s break from Great Britain actually came two days prior when independence was officially voted on and approved by the U.S. Continental Congress on July 2, 1776. On July 2, 12 of the 13 colonies voted in favor of splitting from Great Britain, with New York being the only colony not to vote at the time because the delegate hadn’t yet received permission to do so.
Then, on July 4, Congress voted, approved, and signed the Declaration of Independence. Thus, Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th to commemorate this momentous event!
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