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Is July 2 America’s true Independence Day? John Adams thought so

Though Americans celebrate July 4 as Independence Day, founding father John Adams thought the country should celebrate independence on July 2. He believed this day was more appropriate because on this day in 1776 the Second Continental Congress passed a motion to declare independence from Britain. The Declaration of Independence,…

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Video: A military troop parades in celebration of the declaration of independence in the 1960s

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Watch footage of a military troop matching in honor of the Declaration of Independence during the 1960s.

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