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Independence Day

JULY 4 ' TH SINCE 1776 |INDEPENDENCE DAY INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OUR NATION'S BIRTHDAY In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million. 1776 2.5 million 2013 316.2 million Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 The nation's estimated population on July 4, 2013 is 316.2 million. Source: U.S. and World Population Clock E July 2,1776 JULY JULY 2 o1 4 The Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was initially adopted by Congress on July 2, 1776, but was revised and the final version was adopted two days later. America's second president John Adams believed that July 2nd should have been celebrated as Independence Day instead of July 4th. July 4, 1777 July 4, 1801 July 4, 1826 July 4, 1870 Philadelphia The first It took John Adams, the second president, and Thomas Jefferson, the third president both signatorys of the Declaration of Independence 50 years prior, died hours apart on July 4, 1826. nearly 100 years for Congress to make the Fourth of July an official holiday. celebrated the first official Fourth anniversary with an official dinner for the Continental of July party was held at the Congress. Ships in Boston, Baltimore, Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk and New York City White House. ARAAAE harbors were decked with red, white, and blue bunting. DID YOU KNOWE The Declaration of Independence BY THE NUMBERS 56 Number of signers to the Declaration of Independence. Denmark began throwing a Fourth of July bash in 1912 after thousands of Danes emigrated to the United States, to this day it is still 70 Benjamin Franklin (age 70) was the oldest of the signers. celebrated in Denmark. Edward Rutledge (age 26) was the 26 youngest. In 1998, Congress passed a bill declaring the 21 days between Flag Day and Independence Day as "Honor America Days." John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first signer. Sources: U.S. News & World Reports, The History Channel, United States Census Bureau, Live Science and resources. Find more infographics like this one at Design by Tammie McClure - COPYRIGHT 2013 800 West Ninth Street, Little Rock, AR 72201 - 501.375.7633 Since 1975 More Than Just a Flag Store. SIINOTO) EL

Independence Day

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Interesting facts about American Independence Day from 1776 through today!


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