July 4th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This historic document written by Thomas Jefferson was sent to the King George III in England to explain America’s reason for separation. On the document the men who signed it had committed an Act of Treason, thus risking their own lives for something they believed in.
But, those who signed and supported the Declaration of Independence recognized that the cost could be their life and their families as well. There were many reasons, like taxation without representation, for these men to sign. Following the signing and with support the American Revolution began leading to war where we would gain our independence.
Today there are movie marathons of films like The Patriot, sales at stores, fireworks, and family gatherings. But, July 4th, 1776 is a day that we commemorate to remember the brave men who had signed the Declaration of Independence leading to the fight for America to gain their freedom once and for all.