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Dog eating contest earlier in the fireworks yet to come New York City gets a lot of attention this time of year.
But be ought behind all the glitz a city that has played a major role in the founding of our nation.
Shepard Smith with a closer look now at some sites that were around back then and are still here today.
You -- farmland things have changed a lot around here over the past two centuries but if you know where to look.
-- walked in lower Manhattan from here to the tip on the island you can still catch glimpses of the the past.
Everybody forgets New York was -- around during the American revolution.
Think the New York is reinventing itself you know finance all the time and that's true but New York to play.
A significant role during the time period and we kind of get overshadowed by Boston and Philadelphia -- -- like to come out and talk about it.
-- -- Jonas leads him walking tour through historic lower Manhattan.
We tag along last week -- she -- a couple from California.
Passing street musicians performing outside of far.
-- colonists and British soldiers fought several times in years leading up to the war -- where New Yorkers first learned of a momentous event.
Why not at 1776.
George Washington finds out that the guys in Philadelphia -- at last signed a declaration of independence.
So we asked that a copy be -- and read to -- -- here on the comment because -- -- most of the men are going to die.
As a result of the document being signed -- -- know what they're giving their lives more nearby a monument to a man who did just that.
It honors the first American military officer to die in service to the nation and it was major general Richard Montgomery.
And the spot in the first US capitol he took the oath of office up on the balcony where George Washington became the first US president it happened.
On Wall Street this is my old I work neighborhood it's kinda weird.
Can you on his -- job in finance after the attacks of 9/11.
A lot of people I knew that I worked with left during that time period as -- to go pursue things they found more gratifying than just simply -- making money.
This -- sells this is what ratifies for people still leave flowers for mr.
The most visiting great in the -- Alexander Hamilton and of people taking the two would seem to enjoy it as much as she does this thing it's a great idea to go and learn a little bit does take very.
Great talent and very familiar with him the history and how we got here that -- important day.
That they seven are -- accidentally take granite.
Among the final stops a park were colonists toppled a statue of the king.
And vandalized the surrounding fence.
And -- -- ornaments on it.
They tore down the statute packed every -- ornament off of the -- and melted at 442000.
No doubt many passed by these series every day without realizing -- historical significance people you know when they learn history it's so boring and remote.
It's hard for people to connect to it speculative I come out and tell stories about real people and what happened.
They can connect a little bit better with those people and see that they really weren't that different from what we are today and the issues -- -- where that really different from what we face today.
In New York Shepard Smith Fox News.
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