Fourth of July (American Independence Day)

July 4 is the day Americans traditionally celebrate as Independence Day, the day the United States declared themselves independent from England in 1776. These sites give you a good overview of how and why Americans celebrate.

American Independence Day
This three-part article, well illustrated as always, focuses on the need for independence as well as the struggle to keep that independence. The last installment looks at the legacy of independence elsewhere in the world.

The Declaration of Independence
Read exactly what the Founding Fathers wrote all those years ago.

Independence Day on the Net
Don't miss these exciting ideas for making your holiday celebration even more fun.

20 Fun Facts about the Fourth of July
You're sure to discover something new here.

Fourth of July by the numbers
Fact-filled infographic tells the story in words and pictures

Fourth of July Greeting Cards
Send electronic greetings to everyone you know! Celebrate the holiday in Internet style!

Graphics courtesy of ArtToday

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