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Second Continental Congress approves American independence 240 years ago #OTD (July 2 1776)


Video: 'The Revolution: Declaring Independence' (July 2, 1776, at 25:11)

(Tuesday, July 2, 1776; during the American Revolutionary War and the American Revolution) — The Second Continental Congress voted today to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain rule. Continue reading Second Continental Congress approves American independence 240 years ago #OTD (July 2 1776)