Tuesday, July 2, 2013

John Adams and the date of American independence

The Founding Father and second president of the United States originally thought that July 2 would be the date upon which American independence would be commemorated, rather than July 4.  This blog's very own Brian Tubbs tells the story, over at the American Revolution Blog: John Adams Declares July 2 as America's Birthday.

FWIW, Adams may have been wrong about the date, but his ideas for commemorating America's independence are spot on.

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