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4th of July

Independence Day (4th of July) marks the anniversary of United States declaration of independence from Great Britain. This federal holiday is celebrated with a variety of events, e.g., parades, fireworks and BBQs.

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History of 4th of July

Independence Day celebrates the 13 colonies declaration of independence from Great Britain. The Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to draft a document announcing their separation and on July 4, 1776 they approved the document, the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration listed the numerous grievances the 13 colonies had against Great Britain, e.g. taxation without representation. In addition, it promotes popular government and equal rights as noted in the excerpt below:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government … “


Source: “Declaration of Independence.” Children’s Illustrated Encyclopedia. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2010. 154. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 28 June 2012.

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