Serve These Fun Facts for Your Fourth of July Celebration

It can be said that American history begins on July 4, 1776. The events that occurred on this day, however, cannot represent the entire spectrum of history associated with this special day. Don’t just bring the best dessert to this year’s Fourth of July party. Drop some of these facts to impress the holiday crowd.

The Following Founders

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams shared many common adventures. Both were founders, both were presidents, both conducted political diplomacy in France, and both died in patriotic fashion. On July 4, 1826, the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams said these words before passing away:
“Thomas Jefferson survives.”
Actually, Jefferson died on the exact same day, five hours earlier. While the two passed in friendship after years of political differences, maybe this was Jefferson’s final attempt at discrediting the statement of his former political opponent. John Adams’ final words were, in fact, very false.

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