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July 4? Try July 2, America's Real Independence Day (VOA On Assignment July 4 Special Edition)i
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July 05, 2013 12:37 AM
On Assignment's Imran Siddiqui and Alex Villarreal head to the Library of Congress for a history lesson from Dr. James Hutson, chief of the Library's Manuscript Division. Hutson explains the significance of the Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4, 1776, and the role of Thomas Jefferson in drafting it. But although everyone talks about July 4, did you know it's actually July 2 that the founding fathers expected Americans to celebrate?

July 4? Try July 2, America's Real Independence Day (VOA On Assignment July 4 Special Edition)

Published July 04, 2013

On Assignment's Imran Siddiqui and Alex Villarreal head to the Library of Congress for a history lesson from Dr. James Hutson, chief of the Library's Manuscript Division. Hutson explains the significance of the Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4, 1776, and the role of Thomas Jefferson in drafting it. But although everyone talks about July 4, did you know it's actually July 2 that the founding fathers expected Americans to celebrate?

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"Memories of the Berlin Wall"

"Muslims Praying in a Cathedral"

"How America's First Muslim Congressman Thinks We Should Fight the Islamic State"

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