Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysOther - Holidays · 1 decade ago

Why do we celebrate the fourth of July?

How did it start?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    We celebrate the 4th of July because it's the day that the Declaration of Independance was signed, breaking us away from England. By signing this document, it declared us a separate country and nation, therefor another name for this holiday is "Independance Day".

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Independence Day is the national holiday of the United States of America commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    At the time of the signing the US consisted of 13 colonies under the rule of England's King George III. There was growing unrest in the colonies concerning the taxes that had to be paid to England. This was commonly referred to as "Taxation without Representation" as the colonists did not have any representation in the English Parliament and had no say in what went on. As the unrest grew in the colonies, King George sent extra troops to help control any rebellion. In 1774 the 13 colonies sent delegates to Philadelphia Pennsylvania to form the First Continental Congress. The delegates were unhappy with England, but were not yet ready to declare war.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It was the day Thomas Jackson signed independence from Britain and became America. I think

  • 1 decade ago

    thats the freakin day when we got our independence from the british hands!! thats the day when the decleration of independence was signed!

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  • 1 decade ago

    we gained independance from england so they celebrated!!

  • Sid
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    it started when america won its independence...

    have you been living in a hole in the ground or are you new to america?!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    independence day

  • 1 decade ago

    it is our independence day!! duh!! it is when we were finally free from Britian. (however you spell it) you were suppose to learn that in the seventh grade!

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