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How well do you know U.S. History?

How well do you know U.S. History?


How well do you know U.S. History?

Did you ace American history in school?
Well, get ready to be surprised by these fun facts about the birth of our nation!

John Adams actually declared our independence on July 2. It just took a couple of days for the word to spread (no Twitter back then).

The only person to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, was John Hancock. Everyone else was apparently held up in traffic and signed later.



Fifty years after Hancock signed the Declaration, on July 4, 1826, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other.



The Tea Act, which spurred the Boston Tea Party (an event in which 342 chests of East India Company tea were dumped into Boston Harbor), would actually have cut the price colonists paid for tea by nearly half. They were upset though that a tax – passed in England without their input or consent – was levied on the tea. No taxation without representation!


On a day when we’re celebrating our freedom as a nation, what better time to consider your personal financial freedom? Owning a home is a smart way to invest in your future. If you’re not already reaping the wealth-building benefits of homeownership, here are some of the things you could be missing out on:


Do you want to learn more about the benefits of homeownership? We are happy to discuss with you why buying a home makes more sense than renting.

Best wishes for a safe and fun Independence Day from everyone at Mortgage Investors Group!

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