Whether you call it Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. However, the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).
- June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle, weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain.
- July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence.
- July 4th, The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
- From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence.
John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest.
Great Educational 4th of July Websites:
The Old Educator~http://www.oldeducator.com/july4factsandtrivia.htm As an educator, I thought this was a fabulous site!
Info Please~http://www.infoplease.com/us/july41776.html This is a great site to find facts on flags, states and all things 4th of July.
As a company born in the United States, Unlock the Teacher LLC team wishes everyone a happy and safe 4th of July.
May we remember all of those from our past and those serving in the present, who fight for us to have the gift of freedom we are so fortunate to have…
This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of
hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing,
and we are strong enough to keep the faith. ~Lyndon B. Johnson
Happy learning 😉
May we continue to seek knowledge in all things,