Independence Day – July 4, 1776

Voting for Independence during the Second Continental Congress.

Voting for Independence during the Second Continental Congress.

Is American Independence Day actually on May 15?

Was America’s independence really on July 4? Or was it actually on July 2? Or maybe May 15? Here, William Bodkin looks at John Adams’ life in 1776 and explains why American Independence Day may not really be on July 4…

The beginning of July brings with it the United States of America’s foremost holiday, Independence Day, on July Fourth. Some contrarians like to note, however, that the U.S. celebrates on the Fourth because it is the date written on the Declaration of Independence, while actual independence occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Continental Congress voted to approve the resolution declaring independence.

Is American Independence Day actually on May 15?

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