At least you'll learn a bit more about WHY you've been celebrating!
Independence Day is more than a chance for family and friends throughout the country to gather for barbecues and fireworks displays, it is an annual celebration to commemorate the courage and faith of our founding fathers in their pursuit of liberty.
Uncover the history behind America's birthday and the sacrifices made by the extraordinary leaders who, at great personal risk, struggled to unite a young nation. Read the Declaration of Independence that laid down the foundation for the U.S. Constitution, endorsing the fundamental principles of freedom we still uphold to this day.
From it's declaration on July 4th, 1776 to modern day celebrations, Independence Day in motion.
Selection of maps showing where Colonial America fought its war for independence from Britain and emerged as a new nation.
It was not declared a legal holiday, until 1941. However Independence Day was observed since July 8, 1776