Did you know that The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776? Did you know that the resolution that led to the writing of The Declaration of Independence was passed by the Second Continental Congress on July 2, 1776? Did you know that the original resolution was introduced to the Second Continental Congress by Richard Henry Lee in June of 1776? Did you know that the only person to actually sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 was the president of the Second Continental Congress, John Hancock? Did you know that George Washington was elected the commander of the Continental Army by the First Continental Congress in June of 1775, more than one year prior to the writing of the Declaration of Independence? Did you know that the representatives from New York did not vote on the original resolution until after July 4, 1776? Did you know that New York had more loyalist leanings, and was not as eager to vote yes on the resolution? Did you know that New York agreed to abstain from voting in order to preserve a unanimous vote, but that they later voted yes anyway, after July 4, 1776? I’m not entirely sure those things about New York (I wasn’t able to verify it with more than one source), but don’t take my word for it, look it up.