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All About the Holidays: Independence Day

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Happy Birthday, America! Independence Day is considered the birthday of the United States. On July 4, 1776, the representatives of the 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence, which stated that the colonies had the right to freedom and did not have to live under the rule of a king. Later, Founding Father and President John Adams had the idea to celebrate every anniversary of Independence Day with parades and fireworks across America. Fast forward to 2017, and those celebrations continue as friends and families gather together for cookouts, fireworks, and other festivities.

Share this PBS LearningMedia “All About the Holidays” video with your kids to remind them of how the holiday began and why we celebrate this notable date every year!

VIDEO: http://to.pbs.org/2sd8M32 

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