The Origin of The 4th of July

The Origin of The 4th of July
Also known as Independence Day the holiday started in 1941. The celebration of Independence Day has gone back all the way to the 18th century. The 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. The 4th of July is celebrated for the birth of America. People celebrate the 4th of July by doing fireworks, festivals, and parades, concerts, and it’s a time for family gatherings. John Adams believed that the correct day to celebrate Independence Day was July 2nd. The celebration became more popular after the war of 1812. The most common symbol of the holiday is the American flag and the song The Star-Spangled Banner. The flag is very important in America it represents the 50 states with the stars and the stripes are for the 13 colonies that were the start of America. It all started when they formed the 13 colonies after leaving Great Britain because they didn’t want to pay taxes without representation. On June 11, 1776 the colonies formed a committee for

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them to express purpose to make a document that would formally sever their ties with Great Britain. So, The 4th of July also known as Independence Day is a day to celebrate the birth of America. Without the colonies forming after leaving Britain America probably wouldn’t have been born when it was which would have made a big difference for us today.