Independence Day became a federal holiday in 1870.
Although an estimated one-third of colonists supported the War of Independence, our ancestors won the war, and The Constitution of the United States of America was ratified 1788.
In the United States, Independence Day is a day we celebrate ourselves and the creation of this country that many still regard as the best, highest hope of mankind. The 4 July or July 4 is the Independence Day for the Unite States of America, on this day in July 1776. The Fourth of July is just one day a year when we as a nation can stop and reflect on the free and independent life we all have and the struggles of those before us, among us, and in the future. There are a lot of things you can do on the 4th of July, be it organizing a barbecue party, going for a small trip, or just going out in the city to watch fireworks and parades.
It's truly remarkable every time to read the Declaration of Independence.
It's Independence Day, and for me it's time to get out the flag and dust off the founding document, the Declaration of Independence.
I've said this often: The most populist desire of the people of the United States and other free nations is long-lasting, deep-seated prosperity. Happy 4th of July 2017!
It's a day to celebrate and to cheer, the 4th of July is finally here! Because the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence who learned that Liberty is much more important that security, risked "their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honors" Americans 231 years later will enjoy all these festivities across our great country. We achieved it 241 years ago when the colonists thought that the British should stop controlling the 13 American colonies.
All in all, a proud assembly of what modern-day America looks like-and how we are stronger in our shared lineage of freedom.
I know what you're thinking; you know this one because you watched the John Adams mini-series on HBO! But the amendments essentially involved editing, shortening the declaration by a quarter and moderating some language, such as Jefferson's assertion that Britain had forced slavery on the colonies. They also were establishing a new way of looking at the relationship between the government and its people. Those battles have taken place not only on battlefields on US soil and overseas, but on the streets and state houses of our nation. Independence day being a national holiday, there are various customs that are followed for this day.