Independence Day, being understood as the day we became formally independent from British rule, was probably the day that The Treaty of Paris, signed by Franklin, Adams and Jay at the Hotel d’York in Paris, was finalized on September 3, 1783. A few months later it was ratified by the Continental Congress on Jan 14, 1784.
In it, on September 3, 1783, Great Britain finally gave formal recognition to its former colonies as a new and independent nation: the United States of America.
John Cleese @johncleese · 13h Tomorrow, Monday 5th, is Apron Strings Day in Britain, when we celebrate that we finally cut ties with our clingy American cousins, who demanded military protection without being prepared to help pay for it
The United States then proclaimed itself the World's first democracy..
Dave Stuart @22djstu · 13h Replying to @johncleese My favourite part of the American mythology is the vitriol American politicians had v France in 2003 bc they didn’t join the Iraq War.
If France hadn’t distracted militarily British troops during their Tea Party era, arguably the USA wouldn’t be a country today.