The real birthday of the United States of America is NOT the Fourth of July. Not according to John Adams. Nope. It's the SECOND of July.
On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote his wife, Abigail, predicting that "the Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America."
Why? Because it was on July 2, 1776 that the Continental Congress voted for American independence.
You can read the Adams letter by clicking on the following link...
"Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776"