A Founding Father’s 4th of July Prediction


On Sunday, The National Mall will be packed with people watching fireworks. Millions around the country will join together at parades, parks, and backyards to celebrate the 245th birthday of The United States of America.

Did you know that one of our Founding Fathers predicted that we would be doing all of these things? He and another Founding Father, that were at times the best of friends and the worst of enemies, both died July 4th, on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 

Find out more with Jimmy Alexander, and The curator of the Adams National Historical Park, Kelly Cobble. 

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