Jul 5, 2011

But what about the 5th of July?!

Americans celebrated the recent Fourth of July holiday with fireworks, hot dogs, and sunscreen. We may not know exactly what the agenda was on the original Fourth of July, but most of us get the gist: the Founding Fathers declared independence from Great Britain. But have you ever wondered what happened on July 5th?

Scroll down and wonder no more.

If you are curious about what the founding mothers were doing in 1776, check out the Wikipedia article on "Women in the American Revolution." Of course, it took a little while for that other declaration to roll around -- and a bit longer than that before the right to vote was guaranteed not to be denied on the basis of sex.

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