If 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.
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