4th July

Independence Day, Fourth of July is a federal holiday in the United States of America. The people around the USA are commemorating their great anniversary festival on 4th July, when they got independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

July 2, 1776 thirteen colonies were legally separated from Great Britain. The Second Continental Congress approved the resolution of independence which had been proposed to Congress by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. After approval of resolution, Congress focused on the Declaration of Independence, a formal statement explaining the decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five. Thomas Jefferson was supposed to be its principal author. Congress debated on the statement and revised the Declaration; at the end on 4th July 1776 the Declaration of Independence was approved.

The second day of July, 1776, will always be the most memorable day in the history of United States of America. I believe that the day will be celebrated by the succeeding generation as the great anniversary festival. Americans usually celebrate Independence Day on 4th July, but on the July 2, Congress approved the resolution of Independence in a closed session. People of USA celebrate their independence day in the form of shows, parade, sports, games, illuminations, from one state to the last state of the continent.

A few coincidences which are necessary to mention here are John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both of the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later they served as President of United States died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. The fifth President James Monroe died on July 4, 1831. The only Thirtieth President Calvin Coolidge was born on July 4, 1872.

 

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States)

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