Fun Fourth Facts!

Fun Fourth Facts!

With the Fourth of July coming up in a week, we thought we would share some fun facts about the summer holiday that in Seattle, at least, marks the beginning of summer and sunshine!

Print out this blog, sit with the kiddos, and a glass of lemonade and quiz each other on these fun facts! We hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend.

Every 4th of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped on (not rung) 13 times in honor of the original 13 colonies.

It is estimated that 150 million pounds of hotdogs are consumed on this day.

America actually declared independence on July 2, 1776, in a meeting of the Second Continental Congress. The Declaration of Independence was officially approved on July 4, 1776, which is why we celebrate on this day.

It wasn’t until almost 100 years later in 1870, that the Fourth of July was declared a federal holiday!

The Star-Spangled Banner became our National Anthem in 1931. Written by Francis Scott Key during the war of 1812, it took over 100 years to become official.

The thirteen colonies consisted of Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

In 1781, Massachusetts became the first of the states to make July 4th an official state holiday.

America’s Population in 1776 was about 2.5 million. Today, the U.S. population is about 130 times larger than it was then.

The current American Flag is the 27th version! The original featured 13 stars and stripes, each representing one of the original colonies. The current flag hasn’t been altered since the 1960s.

For more kid friendly fun facts, check out the links below!

17 Fun Fourth of July Facts for Kids to Explain the History of the Holiday

How to Draw Kids With Sparklers for Independence Day

 

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