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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 the Declaration of Independence on 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

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

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

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

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 4, 1831. Calvin Coolidge, the Thirtieth President, was born on July 4, 1872, and thus was the only President to be born on Independence Day.

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July 4, 1776 was the historic day when the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. Every year, Americans rejoice and celebrate Independence Day, or the 4th of July, with great fanfare. Amidst colorful parades, flag hoisting ceremonies, and barbecue parties, Americans remember the suffering their forefathers endured to win them precious freedom.


“May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!”

Daniel Webster

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“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.”

Louis D. Brandeis

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“July 4. Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than in all the other days of the year put together. This proves, by the number left in stock, that one fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.”

Mark Twain

 

“Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people”

Abraham Lincoln

 

 

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”

Erma Bombeck

 

 

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”

Elmer Davis

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“It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.”

M. Grundler

 

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

Dwight David Eisenhower

 

“Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”

Benjamin Franklin

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"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

 Thomas Paine

 

"America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality."

Adlai Stevenson

 

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"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself."

Thomas Paine

 

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

Elmer Davis

 

"Let freedom never perish in your hands."

Joseph Addison

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"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die."

Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

'Liberty is the breath of life to nations."

George Bernard Shaw

 

"The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation."

Woodrow Wilson     

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"Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have."

Harry Emerson Fosdick     

 

"For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?"

Ralph Waldo Emerson     

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"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!"

Daniel Webster

 

"Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!

By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall."

John Dickinson

 

"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it."

William Faulkner     

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"If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace."

Hamilton Fish     

 

"Where liberty dwells, there is my country."

 

'The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men."

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

 

"The United States is the only country with a known birthday."

James G. Blaine

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"How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy."

 Paul Sweeney

 

"We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit."

Hubert H. Humphrey

 

"A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world."

George Santayana

 

"A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works."

Bill Vaughan

 

"All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse."

John Quincy Adams

 

"America, for me, has been the pursuit and catching of happiness."

Aurora Raigne

 

"America is a tune. It must be sung together."

Gerald Stanley Lee

 

"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me."

 Lee Greenwood

 

" And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."

John F Kennedy

 

"One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!'

 Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

 

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty."

 John F. Kennedy

 

"So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire."

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.

Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi.

From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

 

 

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, 1863

 

"In a chariot of light from the region of the day,

The Goddess of Liberty came

She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love,

The plant she named Liberty Tree."

 

Thomas Paine

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