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Independence Day (United States)

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United  States commemorating the adoption of theDeclaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring  independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated  with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals,

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4-Juliofairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

El amor a la Libertad hace a los hombres indomables y a las naciones invencibles!
Marta Ortiz Velez 7:16am Jul 4
El amor a la Libertad hace a los hombres indomables y a las naciones invencibles!

 

Miguel Deynes 8:24pm Jul 3

The United States flag does not fly because the wind moves past it, The United States flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it. American soldiers don’t fight because they hate what’s in front of them…they fight because they love what’s behind them.” Re-Post this if you support our troops this 4th of July season or support someone you know in the military.

Sierra De Dorado 10:36pm Jul 3

FELIZ ANIVERSARIO EE.UU. !!! GRACIAS A DIOS POR HABER NACIDO EN TERRITORIO AMERICANO..!! AMEN!! HAPPY 4 OF JULY..!!

Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A. 

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Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A. (STUDIO) Born down in a dead man’s town The first kick I took

Nora Salls 10:47pm Jul 3

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

God Bless America (Patriotic Slideshow) 

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A patriotic slide show set to Celine Dion’s version of ‘God Bless America

Sierra De Dorado 11:01pm Jul 3

….!!!!!!

USA national anthem (with lyrics) 

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Rafael A. Cruz Miller 11:16pm Jul 3

Feliz cuatro de julio ¡! Idealistas!! , Adelante con nuestra encomienda, que nadie se deje acobardar por la gigantesca responsabilidad……”de luchar por la igualdad”! los colonialista siempre tendrán una “excusa”, para que continuar perpetuando la “indignidad colonial” Cuando menos todo el mundo espera ba Washington …ataco lo imposible y obtuvo su “GRAN Victoria” !!! Estadidad ahora es !!!!

The Crossing Part 3 (They Will Follow Me Into Hell) 

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The Crossing Part 3 George Washington and the Co

Sierra De Dorado 11:31pm Jul 3

Vamos que nos falta poco gracias a todos .!! Podemos lograrlo..!!

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DJ TIESTO THE BEST MUSIC musica electronica HIMNO ELECTR

 

On July 4th of the year 1776 of Our Lord, the delegates of the different colonies agreed to the terms immortalized in a parchment: a message to King George III severing the erstwhile ties between the thirteen colonies and the crown. In doing this, the thirteen colonies declared their independence 235 years ago, today.

So, that we may all be free(except in the colonies), where a elitist cronies maintain a separate and unequal castes and purposely deny life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness so that power stays within the family.

Happy Birthday, America! May I quote Jose Marti (1892), “There are two kinds of people in this world: those who hate liberty because they want it for themselves, and those who love liberty because they want it for all.”

Benjamin

Independence Day (United States)

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Independence Day
Independence Day
Displays of fireworks, such as these over theWashington Monument, take place nationwide
Also called The Fourth of July
The Glorious Fourth
The Fourth
Observed by United States
Type National
Significance The day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress
Date (2011) Monday, July 4
Celebrations FireworksFamily reunions,ConcertsBarbecuesPicnics,ParadesBaseball games

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independenceon July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.[1][2][3]

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Background

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia.[4][5] 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 of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, 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.[6]

Adams’s prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.[7]

Historians have long disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, even though Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all later wrote that they had signed it on that day. Most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.[8][9][10][11][12]

In a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, James Monroe, the Fifth President of the United States, died on July 41831Calvin Coolidge, the Thirtieth President, was born on July 41872, and thus was the only President to be born on Independence Day.

Observance

An 1825 invitation to an Independence Day celebration

  • In 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired, once at morning and again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find quite familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships were decked with red, white, and blue bunting.[13]
  • In 1778, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute. Across the Atlantic Oceanambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in ParisFrance.[14]
  • In 1779, July 4 fell on a Sunday. The holiday was celebrated on Monday, July 5.[14]
  • In 1781, the Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration.[14]
  • In 1783, Moravians in Salem, North Carolina, held a celebration of July 4 with a challenging music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter. This work was titled “The Psalm of Joy”.
  • In 1791 the first recorded use of the name “Independence Day” occurred.
  • In 1820 the first Fourth of July celebration was held in Eastport, Maine which remains the largest in the state.[15]
  • In 1870, the U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.[16]
  • In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.[17]

Customs

In addition to a fireworks show, Miamilights one of its tallest buildings with the patriotic red, white and blue color schemeon Independence Day

New York City‘s fireworks display, shown above over the East Village, is sponsored by Macy’s and the largest[18] in the country

Independence Day, 1940 Promotion.ogv

Patriotic trailer shown in theaters prior to the 4th of July 1940

Independence Day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors. Independence Day is a federal holiday, so all non-essential federal institutions (like the postal service and federal courts) are closed on that day. 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.

Families often celebrate Independence Day by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue and take advantage of the day off and, in some years, long weekend to gather with relatives. Decorations (e.g., streamers, balloons, and clothing) are generally colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag. Parades are often in the morning, while fireworks displays occur in the evening at such places as parks, fairgrounds, or town squares.

Independence Day fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs such as the national anthemThe Star-Spangled Banner“, “God Bless America“, “America the Beautiful“, “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee“, “This Land Is Your Land“, “Stars and Stripes Forever“, and, regionally, “Yankee Doodle” in northeastern states and “Dixie” in southern states. Some of the lyrics recall images of the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812.

Firework shows are held in many states, and many fireworks are sold for personal use or as an alternative to a public show. Safety concerns have led some states to ban fireworks or limit the sizes and types allowed. Illicit traffic transfers many fireworks from less restrictive states.

A salute of one gun for each state in the United States, called a “salute to the union,” is fired on Independence Day at noon by any capable military base.[19]

In 2009, New York City had the largest fireworks display in the country, with over 22 tons of pyrotechnics exploded.[18] Other major displays are in Chicago on Lake Michigan; in San Diego over Mission Bay; in Boston on the Charles River; in St. Louis on the Mississippi River; in San Francisco over the San Francisco Bay; and on the National Mall in Washington, D.C..

July 4 party table arrangement

During the annual Windsor-Detroit International Freedom FestivalDetroit, Michigan hosts one of the world’s largest fireworks displays, over the Detroit River, to celebrate Independence Day in conjunction with Windsor, Ontario‘s celebration of Canada Day.

While the official observance always falls on July 4th, participation levels may vary according to which day of the week the 4th falls on. If the holiday falls in the middle of the week, some fireworks displays and celebrations may take place during the weekend for convenience, again, varying by region.

The first week of July is typically one of the busiest American travel periods of the year, as many people utilize the holiday for extended vacation trips.[20]

Unique or historical celebrations

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

See also

Notes

  1. ^ “National Days of Countries”Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TradeNew Zealand. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  2. ^ Central Intelligence Agency“National Holiday”The World Factbook. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  3. ^ “National Holiday of Member States”United Nations. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  4. ^ Becker, p. 3.
  5. ^ Staff writer (July 1, 1917). “How Declaration of Independence was Drafted” (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved November 20, 2009. “On the following day, when the formal vote of Congress was taken, the resolutions were approved by twelve Colonies–all except New York. The original Colonies, therefore, became the United States of America on July 2, 1776.”
  6. ^ “Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776, ‘Had a Declaration…’”Adams Family Papers. Massachusetts Historical Society. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  7. ^ Maier, Pauline (August 7, 1997). “Making Sense of the Fourth of July”American Heritage. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  8. ^ Burnett, Edward Cody (1941). The Continental Congress. New York: W.W. Norton. pp. 191–96.ISBN 1104991853.
  9. ^ Warren, Charles (July 1945). “Fourth of July Myths”. The William and Mary Quarterly. 3d 2 (3): 238–272.
  10. ^ “Top 5 Myths About the Fourth of July!”History News NetworkGeorge Mason University. June 30, 2001. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  11. ^ Becker, pp. 184–85.
  12. ^ For the minority scholarly argument that the Declaration was indeed signed on July 4, see Wilfred J. Ritz, “The Authentication of the Engrossed Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776”. Law and History Review 4, no. 1 (Spring 1986): 179–204.
  13. ^ Heintze, “The First Celebrations”.
  14. a b c Heintze, “A Chronology of Notable Fourth of July Celebration Occurrences”.
  15. ^ 4th of July in Maine Maine.info, July 2010.
  16. ^ Heintze, “How the Fourth of July was Designated as an ‘Official’ Holiday”.
  17. ^ Heintze, “Federal Legislation Establishing the Fourth of July Holiday”.
  18. a b Biggest fireworks show in U.S. lights up sky, USA Today, July 2009.
  19. ^ “Origin of the 21-Gun Salute”. U.S. Army Center of Military History. October 3, 2003. Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  20. ^ AAA Chicago Projects Increase in Fourth of July Holiday Travelers PR Newswire, June 23, 2010
  21. ^ “History of Seward Nebraska 4th of July”.
  22. ^ “History”Rebild Society. Rebild National Park Society. Retrieved June 30, 2009.
  23. ^ “2009 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks”Federated Department Stores. April 29, 2009. Retrieved July 4, 2009.
  24. ^ “Welcome to Boston’s 4th of July Celebration”. Boston 4 Celebrations Foundation. 2009. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved July 4, 2009.
  25. ^ “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular”. CBS. 2007. Retrieved July 4, 2009.
  26. Si en el año de las guacaras nos hubiesen independizado o los esfuerzo por la independencia hubiesen surtido efecto, no se como estariamos hoy en dia.  De lo que si estoy segura es que gracias a USA, hoy en dia NO estamos como Haiti o como la Republica Dominicana, o como otros tanto paises cuya infraestructura, sistemas sanitarios, salud, y servicios al pueblo son casi nulos o inexistentes, por mencionar algunos.  No somos perfectos y hay mucho por mejorar....de nosotros depende.  HAPPY 4th of JULY!
    Eileen Vicente 9:33am Jul 4
    Si en el año de las guacaras nos hubiesen independizado o los esfuerzo por la independencia hubiesen surtido efecto, no se como estariamos hoy en dia. De lo que si estoy segura es que gracias a USA, hoy en dia NO estamos como Haiti o como la Republica Dominicana, o como otros tanto paises cuya infraestructura, sistemas sanitarios, salud, y servicios al pueblo son casi nulos o inexistentes, por mencionar algunos. No somos perfectos y hay mucho por mejorar….de nosotros depende.
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