Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fact of the Day: Slow Congress

While Independence Day (July 4th) has been celebrated since the nation's birth, it took quite some time for make an official holiday. Congress finally made it a federal holiday in 1870, almost a hundred years after the first Independence Day. 

20 comments:

  1. Really. It does sometimes take a long time for Governments to recognize certainly significant occasions.

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  2. Independence Day, from who???????????????

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  3. I thought that Independence day was celebrated since 1776. Very interesting. Kisses:)

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  4. Happy Independence day! This what we say here in Pakistan :) A time when we got independence from Britishers. But i wonder from whom your country got independence. Would you explain its detail?

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  5. Happy independence day to you all:)

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  6. Wow, that took them long enough, no wonder nothing gets done

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  7. It just goes to show that people don't really need a governmental sanction to celebrate something that's important.

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  10. People can celebrate without the need for government

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  11. Great tidbit of information! Isn't it amazing that we could bitterly fight the British for our independence and now be such good and cooperative friends. But now in our own country as Democrats and Republicans we can't even get along with each other!!

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  12. Great firework, congratulations.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  13. It took some time, but it finally happened.

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  14. That's congress for you. Always late to the show.

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  15. I had no idea it took that long. Amazing.....

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