The 4 July, also known as Independence Day, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the ratification of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
Congress approved independence on July 2, and two days later, it adopted the Declaration of Independence.
USA Independence Day: History
The thirteen colonies became independent from Great Britain during the American Revolution on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to endorse a resolution of independence that Virginia’s Richard Henry Lee had proposed in June and proclaimed the United States independent from Great Britain.
Congress focused on the Declaration of Independence after voting for independence, the document that explained its decision. The document was written by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson serving as its primary author.
Congress debated and revised the Declaration’s wording to eliminate its strident condemnation of the slave trade before finally passing it on July 4. John Adams had written a letter to his wife the night before.
Adams’ prediction came two days late. The date of the Declaration of Independence, which was widely publicized, was July 4, rather than July 2, when the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress. Since then, the United Nations of America has celebrated Independence Day every year on July 4.
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USA Independence Day Celebration
A picnic and barbeque are part of the celebration on this day. Activities associated with the day include watermelon and hotdog eating competitions, as well as baseball and swimming games and tug-of-war contests. On this day, many people display the American flag in front of their homes and buildings. There are several communities that organize fireworks displays accompanied by patriotic music, etc.