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At AC Today, we would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a Happy and Safe Independence Day and to remind you of the significance of this holiday and day of celebration.

By the spring of 1775, the thirteen British colonies were at war with King George III of England and the colonies had formed a representative government named the Second Continental Congress. The primary mission of the Second Continental Congress was to have the British Coercive Acts repealed and to take charge of the Revolutionary War effort. On July 2, 1775, the Second Continental Congress voted in approval of a resolution of independence, which declared the United States were now independent from Great Britain’s rule.

After voting for independence, the Second Continental Congress turned its attention to drafting the Declaration of Independence, which explained the Congress’ decision. The Declaration had been drafted and refined by a Committee of Five, which was led by Thomas Jefferson. The Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which is why we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th every year.

The Declaration of Independence was the first act of the newly-formed United States of America and, combined with the U.S. Constitution, have been used as blueprints for representative democracies the world over for the past 242 years.

It is important to note that the United States did not become truly an independent and sovereign nation until after winning the Revolutionary War seven years later, on September 3, 1783, when Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris.

We at AC Today are proud to be Americans and are thankful for the sacrifices of the men and women nearly 250 years ago to create a nation of freedom and opportunity. We hope that you and your family recognize the importance of this day of celebration and enjoy it safely and comfortably.

In the event that your home’s AC System is not in the holiday spirit and stops cooling, our ACT First Responders are standing by today to resolve any issues that you may encounter. We’ll have your house cool again before the first fireworks climb into the sky. Call us now.