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    • America celebrates the Fourth of July


         The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is a holiday that’s celebrated on the fourth of July by the United States, which is when the Declaration of Independence went into effect in 1776. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most consequential documents in American history, with it being one of the only historical political documents in America to still be quoted to this day, along with the American constitution and President Lincoln’s Gettysburg speech. 

          There are multiple extremely important battles during the American revolution, which includes the battles of Lexington and Concord, which marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War. It is unknown who fired the first shots at Lexington and Concord, but the first shot would later be called the “Shot heard round the world”, which was coined in 1837 by Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

          The Fourth of July is known as a highly important holiday to the United States, and celebrations are known to include fireworks for multiple days before, during and after the Fourth of July. Other traditions vary wildly between families, towns and cities, with fireworks being the only truly universal means of celebration of Independence Day. 


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