Yesterday the United States celebrated Independence Day. It’s a time for celebration and reflection, and it’s also a good time to be inspired by leadership and courage.

We’ve talked before about how being a leader is not easy. It requires courage and commitment, a desire for change, and the need to motivate and inspire others.

“Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better”. 
-Harry Truman

In 1776 there were 56 individuals that were true leaders; they were courageous, they were risk takers, and they certainly weren’t fearful of change!

As a leader, how much time do you spend looking for ways to make things better?

Here’s some 4th of July Trivia you may, or may not know.


  1. What was the main reason the U.S.declared independence?
  2. Who proposed “Lee’s Resolution” on June 1, 1776, declaring that the United States be independent of Great Britain?
  3. Who approved the Declaration of Independence?
  4. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?
  5. In what city was the Declaration of Independence signed?
  6. Where does the word “patriotism” come from?


  1. A1  -Independencewas declared due to being taxed without representation.
  2. A2 –  Richard Henry Lee ofVirginiaproposed Lee’s resolution
  3. A3 –  The Second Continental Congress
  4. A4 – 56
  5. A5 – Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
  6. A6 – “Patriotism” comes from the Latin “patria” meaning “fatherland” or “homeland

For more fun facts click here.

Be a leader…look for and inspire changes for the better!