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Independence Day - July 2nd or July 4th? You be the judge!

Philly IndependenceHall1If you asked America's Founding Fathers what date America's "Independence Day" should be recognized on, you'd likely find their answers to vary.  Here's why:   

 

On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress approved a resolution and declared independence from Great Britain. 

 

But it was not until two days later on July 4th that Congress agreed to all the edits on a document that would explain the political shift to the public.  Thus why the Declaration has the date July 4th written on the top; it was the date the last version of the document was approved.

 

We have many different school trip itineraries to help make history come alive for your students - ranging from three day to seven day adventures. Let us help you find an itinerary that is right for you.

 

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