The Fourth of July is significant because it was the day that our Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1776. The importance of the Fourth of July is that it marks the birth of the United States of America.
The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence knew it might be death sentence, whether they were successful or not. British forces would quickly sail across the Atlantic to descend on the 13 colonies, which at the time didn’t have the resources needed to defeat a global power like Great Britain.
Yet the signers risked it all and put their signatures, and their lives, on the Declaration of Independence. This decision would eventually birth a new nation founded on ideas like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.