The actual day the Declaration of Independence was agreed to and we declared we were a new nation, was July 2, 1776. It took two days to do the copies for the states to ratify, so the date on the declaration copies was July 4. Signatures came in August and even later for several "colonies".
Founding Fathers Beliefs
Norman Rockwell Americana and the movies.
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