Independence Day

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4th July - Independence Day : 

4th July - Independence Day

What is Independence Day? : 

What is Independence Day? Through the United States, the Americans celebrate the day of Independence, on the July 4. The national holiday commemorates the day of independence of the United States. In July 1776 members of the Continental Congress, representatives of 13 original colonies, declared independence from Great Britain because the 13 colonies were controlled by England. It was a movement of great importance, because it was the first movement of emancipation with actual results.

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After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a committee but with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.

How did it start ? : 

How did it start ? After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a committee but with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.

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John Adams had written to his wife Abigail: “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

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Originally entitled Yankee Doodle, this is one of several versions of a scene painted by A. M. Willard that came to be known as The Spirit of '76. Often imitated or parodied, it is a familiar symbol of American patriotism.

Customs : 

Customs Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors. Many politicians make it a point on this day to appear at a public event to praise the nation's heritage, laws, history, society, and people . An 1825 invitation to an Independence Day celebration

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