What is Independence Day? What is Declaration of Independence? There is a list of Independence Day and Declaration of Independence facts you might not know or want to review to refreshen your memory. Sit back, read and enjoy the true patriotic spirit of American history.

In July 1776, there were 2.5 millions people living in independent nations.
The Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Indepedence
Fourth of July was the most important holiday on the calendar. U.S. Congress passed a law making Independence Day a federal holiday on June 28, 1870
President Ulysses S. Grant participates in Fourth of July opening exercises in Woodstock, Conn.
“Hurrah for the USA” song for the Fourth of July was created by W.E. Howard
“Hurrah for the USA”
Our national anthem, “Star Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key
Star Spangled Banner
The flag was popularly known as the “Betsy Ross flag”
Betsy Ross flag
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