America’s independence is about more than brats and burgers on the backyard grills. Learn more about the food that fueled the American revolution.

As we enter the July 4 holiday weekend and festivities begin, we need to continue to remember those who fought for our county’s independence from 1775 to 1783. Many do not grasp exactly what our founding fathers were up against. The odds were heavily in favor of the British. According to the Smithsonian, one reason America was able to prevail was thanks to the patriots’ food supplies, which included beef.