Independence Day

Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is the birthday of our nation. On this day we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special.

Thomas Jefferson is the author of the Declaration of Independence. He led a committee that crafted the declaration between June 11-28, 1776. Jefferson and other representatives from the thirteen colonies, voted and approved it on July 4, 1776. The document declared freedom for the 13 colonies from British rule. It currently resides in the Exhibition Hall of the National Archive in Washington, D.C.