This weekend is the 4th of July — the best holiday that summer has to offer. It’s a day where we celebrate our independence as a nation.
But the 4th of July is supposed to be about more than picnics, a day at the beach or lavish fireworks.
And it’s definitely supposed to be about more than this:
We are worried that we are losing the true meaning of July 4th.
Quick pop quiz, fellow nerds:
Which president said “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate, our Independence Day!”
I bet I didn’t even have to finish the quote before you knew it was…Bill Pullman from “Independence Day.”
Well to see what our holiday looks like to citizens of other countries, we asked non-Americans how much they know about American Independence Day.
Those Germans really know a lot about our history…but do they know more or less than Americans?
Now that you know the Declaration wasn’t signed in Washington D.C., you can go and try to to beat Joey Chestnut’s 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes world record. USA! USA! USA!