Fact vs. Fiction on America’s Birth

Fact vs. Fiction on America’s Birth

While America celebrates its independence on July 4, historians often point to July 2, 1776, as the date when the nation was actually founded.

Two years ago, Wise Words dispelled some of the myths and shared a few surprising facts about Independence Day.

Marie McDaniel, assistant professor and Southern’s resident expert on colonial and early American history, addressed some of these misunderstandings in a blog post about our nation’s founding.

Now that the fireworks, parties and other celebrations are over, you might want to check out that piece.