History of Independence Day of the United States of America
By the middle of the 18th century, the thirteen colonies that formed part of the New World Empire of England experienced difficulty in being ruled by a king who was 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.
Virginia makes the first step on the road to independence by voting to create a committee representing the colonies. The First Continental Congress met in September 1774. It made a list of crown complaints, which became the first prepared document that led to the official division of the colonies from England. George Washington takes command of the Continental Army and fights with the British in Massachusetts. Over the next eight years the emigrants have fought fierce battles in the Revolutionary War.
Meanwhile, a verbal fight is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress promulgated the next list of complaints, and the first to sign it was John Hancock, the president of the Second Continental Congress. The document, called the Declaration of Independence, is betrayal of the crown, and there is a danger that the fifty-six who sign it will be executed.
Independence Day is celebrated on July 4, because on this day the Continental Congress approves the Declaration of Independence. For a month after July 8, 1776, this document is publicly read and people celebrate each time they hear it. The next year in Philadelphia there are bells and there are tornadoes, light candles and fireworks. The war of independence, however, continued until 1783 and only then Independence Day became a public holiday.
Every July 4 Americans have a day off. Different communities go to the picnic with the day with their favorite hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans and all kinds of supplements. Afternoon spending is not over if there is no jolly music, a friendly baseball match, funny racing, or a race of pie and watermelon. In some towns there are parades accompanied by school orchestras. At any point in the world to find the Americans, they gather for the traditional celebration on July 4.
Today at the Freedom Festival in Independence Hall dressed in costumes from that time, Americans are playing historic events and reading the Declaration of Independence of the Crowd. In Flagstaff, Arizona, around 4 July for three days, American Indians organize their rodeo and dancing ceremonies. In Litchfield, Pennsylvania, in the park at night, they light hundreds of candles made over the past year, and let them sail on the water while they choose the Queen of Candles. On July 4, the US John F Kennedy ship enters the port of Boston, Massachusetts, sails, the Boston Pop Orchestra performs a concert of patriotic songs and more than 150,000 people watch the fireworks above the water surface.
What Most American do on the 4th of July?
1 Picnic with a hot dog and parade with fireworks for dessert
At any point in the world to find the Americans, they gather for the traditional celebration on July 4. In the United States, the day is celebrated with lush parades accompanied by school orchestras and entertainment – friendly baseball matches, funny racing events such as pie and watermelon. Picnic with hot dogs, hamburgers and beer is the favorite way to celebrate the Americans.
At the famous Freedom Festival at the Independent Hall in Philadelphia, historical events from the historic 1776 are played. The Boston, Massachusetts featuring John Kennedy and concerts of patriotic songs are particularly spectacular. Traditionally, the president and his wife invite to barbecued war veterans and their families. Glamorous finale of the American celebration are the fireworks.
On July 4 each year, 6-7 thousand immigrants, through the rigorous test screen, swear an oath and become Americans.
Curious facts: One Yankee consumes as many as 32 Kenyans
Once the United States became an independent state, the new, starred flag “Strips & Stars” was created. Since its inception, the American flag has 13 stripes (7 red and 6 white), symbolizing the 13 British colonies that form the independent state. In the blue square today there are 50 white stars for each of the 50 states.
Although English is the most common language in the US, the country does not have an official national language. The second most popular language is Spanish, and the third is Chinese.
Over 57,000 inhabitants speak the Bulgarian language, according to the US Census Bureau.
The seven beams of the Statue of Liberty crown represent the seven continents.
An American consumes resources as many as 32 Kenyans. Every day in the US, 100 acres (440 decares) of pizza and 22 million chickens are eaten.
WOW that’s alot.
Playing and Watching Americas most all time fav sports Baseball
Baseball is also known as the US’s favorite national pastime. On July 4th, MBL (Major League Baseball) players will also enter national colors.
Highlighting New York’s Empire State Building on the 4th of July
The New York Empire State Building is also highlighted in national colors on Independence Day.