Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day Should Be Celebrated July 2nd

Pennsylvania State House
Today is American Independence Day. We celebrate today as the day we told King George we would be his subjects no more. America has evolved since that time, finding her first steps faltering as we fought a civil war, and finally becoming one of the strongest nations on the planet. America means different things to different people, but to me she represents the strength of a people who, when united in a common cause, are not to be trifled with.

I am an early American history major and love all things early America. Did you know that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4th, just hours apart, on the 50th Anniversary of our independence? Many don't. Also, did you know that Independence Day really should be celebrated on July 2nd?

Today is a great day to learn some American history and maybe teach someone else. Here are some resources you may find interesting today. Happy Independence Day!

Why July 2nd is really our Independence Day 

Thomas Jefferson's Home, Monticello

Pennsylvania State House aka Independence Hall

Explore the White House:

What do you know about the Boston Tea Party?: