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Fireworks, Festivities, and Fairness for All


Independence Day carries a profound legal heritage, symbolizing the power of law and the pursuit of freedom. It represents the moment when the United States boldly established its legal principles and declared independence from a formidable empire. This triumph lives on through the Declaration of Independence and is upheld by the United States Constitution today.

As we gather for fireworks and festivities, let's remember the underlying reverence for the rule of law, the safeguarding of individual rights, and a commitment to justice. Independence Day commemorates not only the birth of our nation but also pays tribute to the legal ideals which have guided its journey toward a more perfect union.

While enjoying your family BBQ, why not put your knowledge to the test with these intriguing Independence Day fun facts:

  • Did you know that approximately 2.5 million people resided in the United States in July 1776? According to the United States Census Bureau, around 331.9 million live here now.
  • Three presidents who signed the Declaration of Independence died on July 4. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the nation's independence. James Monroe followed suit, passing away on July 4, 1831.
  • To honor the 13 original states, the Liberty Bell rings 13 times every Independence Day. Descendants of people who signed the Declaration of Independence tap the bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 2 p.m. Eastern time every 4th of July.
  • In 1778, George Washington brought joy to U.S. soldiers by granting them a double ration of rum on the 4th of July.
  • Americans spend over $1 billion on fireworks annually, with numbers consistently rising. The grandest celebration is Macy's 4th of July Fireworks show, which takes over 8,000 hours to prepare!

So, as you revel in the festivities and enjoy the fireworks, take a moment to reflect on the legal heritage that was born on this day. The Las Vegas attorneys at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen can help you or a loved one recover compensation for an injury caused by another individual or company. Schedule a free consultation with our team today by calling (702) 505-8115.