History of Independence Day: Was the Declaration of Independence really signed on July 4, 1776?

History of Independence Day: Was the Declaration of Independence really signed on July 4, 1776?

Learn the history of Independence Day with these great iBooks

Learn the history of Independence Day with these great iBooks

Just before the Declaration of Independence was formally approved, one signer wrote these words.  Such bravery!  Each man knew that he would be hanged for treason if caught.  A longer version of the quote reads: We are now Sir embarked on a most Tempestuous Sea, Life very uncertain, Seeming dangers Scattered thick Around us . . . Let us prepare for the Worst. We can Die here but once.  -- Letter to Elias Dayton (July 4, 1776)  Happy Independence Day!  #TDIH #AmericanHistory #USHistory…

Just before the Declaration of Independence was formally approved, one signer wrote these words. Such bravery! Each man knew that he would be hanged for treason if caught. A longer version of the quote reads: We are now Sir embarked on a most Tempestuous Sea, Life very uncertain, Seeming dangers Scattered thick Around us . . . Let us prepare for the Worst. We can Die here but once. -- Letter to Elias Dayton (July 4, 1776) Happy Independence Day! #TDIH #AmericanHistory #USHistory…

The History of Independence Day in the USA

The History of Independence Day in the USA

The History of Independence Day- FHE Lesson | LDS Daily

The History of Independence Day- FHE Lesson | LDS Daily

The History of Independence Day (3 min. video)- The History Channel

The History of Independence Day (3 min. video)- The History Channel

The author of the Declaration of Independence was too sick to attend the 50th anniversary on July 4, 1826, but he celebrated what had been achieved.

Jefferson’s powerful last public letter reminds us what Independence Day is all about

The author of the Declaration of Independence was too sick to attend the 50th anniversary on July 4, 1826, but he celebrated what had been achieved.

History of Independence Day | A Capitol Fourth | PBS

History of Independence Day | A Capitol Fourth | PBS

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