Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz (7-4-2022): On what date did the leaders of 13 American colonies approve a resolution to declare independence?
A July 2
B July 4
C July 6
Independence Day commemorates the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed the 13 American colonies united, free, and independent states, and no longer subject to the rule of King George III of Great Britain.
The Second Continental Congress voted to approve a ‘resolution of independence’ on July 2, 1776, the true date of our official split from Great Britain. Two days later, on July 4, the Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, which spelled out the decision to sever ties with Britain. Since then, we have celebrated Independence Day on July 4.
The correct answer to this quiz is July 2.