Happy 236th Birthday and counting. I remember the 200th celebration pretty well. I wonder what America and this earth will be like in 2076?
A good argument can be made that July 2 should be the day we celebrate because that’s the day the Continental Congress actually voted to declared its independence from Great Britain. We celebrate it today because this is the day the Congress approved the wording of the document which would be known as the Declaration of Independence. Don’t assume it was signed that day. Who signed when is in controversy.
If you’re interested in a summary of events surrounding the Declaration of Independence click here.