Chicago was a fun this week. Everyone was July 4th ready. The city got quiet without of town folk, but was rocking from within. It is a time for grilling and Chicago loves their burgers. All of our escorts had their entire weekend planned. All the girls were attending parties all weekend long. Most were at barbecues and a few girl even hosted parties at their homes. A couple of lucky escorts live downtown in high-rise apartments. Having a full house was easy for them. The view for fireworks was amazing and everyone had a ball. Chicago knows how to put on a show and our escorts at Dorm Girls love it.
Does anyone know how the 4th of July became a national holiday?
After the Declaration of Independence was written, people did not celebrate for about 20 years. Our country was young. So many things were happening in the nation. July 4th was not a date to celebrate. In 1817 John Adams complained that America seemed uninterested in past events. That changed soon.
After the Federalist party fell apart around 1812, the Democrats and Republicans formed. Copies of the Declaration began to circulate again with the date July 4, 1776 printed on the top. Plus the deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on July 4,1826, helped promote the idea of July 4 as an important date to celebrate.
July fourth celebrations became more common as the years went on and in 1870, Congress declared July 4 to be a national holiday. It was almost 100 years after our Declaration was written!
Until next week,