25 4th Of July Fun Facts That Will Make You Want To Celebrate…I Can’t Believe #22 Actually Happened

Posted by , Updated on July 4, 2016

The 4th of July is here, and it’s time to celebrate! Bring out that grill and get ready for a crazy independence day cookout! Go purchase big, loud, and colorful fireworks, and color the night sky with a dazzling spectacle of lights! But with all the fun and festivities, be sure to take some time to remember why we celebrate this momentous day. Are you excited? We hope so, because this Independence Day is going to be AMAZING. To help you get in a celebratory spirit, we present to you these 25 4th of July Fun Facts That Will Make You Want To Celebrate.

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Jefferson's original draft of the decleration of independence was lost, and the one eventually signed is the "engrossed" document.

Jefferson's original draft of the decleration of independenceen.wikipedia.org
19

The printed version of the Declaration was called the Dunlap Broadside; 200 were made but only 27 are accounted for.

printed version of the Declarationen.wikipedia.org
18

Congress declared July 4th as an official holiday in 1870 as part of a bill to officially recognize other holidays, Christmas being one of them.

Congress declared July 4th as an official holiday in 1870commons.wikimedia.org
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The Declaration of Independence was a justification for a revolt against the British which included a list of charges against the British king.

revolt against the Britishcommons.wikimedia.org
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Several countries have used the Declaration of Independence as a beacon in their own struggles for freedom. These countries include France, Greece, Poland, Russia, and many countries in South America.

venezuela independenceen.wikipedia.org

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