All About the Holidays: Independence Day

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(male narrator) Independence Day, celebrated on the 4th of July, is considered the birthday of the United States. On July 4, 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence, which stated that the colonies had the right to freedom and did not have to live under the king's rule. After winning the Revolutionary War, the colonies united as a new nation. John Adams, the second president of the United States, had the idea to celebrate every anniversary of Independence Day with parades, games, and fireworks across the land. For more than 200 years, on every 4th of July, people in the United States remember Independence Day. They march in parades, gather for cookouts, display the national colors, and enjoy fireworks that light up the towns of the free nation. What's your favorite way to celebrate America's birthday?


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It is the Fourth of July. Learn about the history of the country's birthday and discover why Americans celebrate Independence Day. Part of the “All About the Holidays” series.

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