Happy Birthday, America! This year, there will be 234 candles on your red, white and blue cake.
We celebrate our freedom going back to July 4, 1776.
That’s the day our young nation adopted the Declaration of Independence, which declared our independence from Great Britain.
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia.