The most American of holidays is celebrated with parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the United States of America. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, starting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. Sites listed in this category reflect on the Fourth of July, including its history, cultural significance, and celebrations. Sites especially for children are listed in Kids_and_Teens/People_and_Society/Holidays_and_Celebrations/Fourth_of_July.
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4th of July Celebrations
Provides list of fireworks and other family-friendly festivities across the US on Independence Day.
The 4th of July Patriotic Fantasy
Patriotic MIDI files and U.S. historical documents.
American Patriotic Music
Features free MP3 downloads of patriotic tunes and classical works that include them, as well as early American music.
Annie's 4th of July Page
A Christian perspective on the holiday. Learn about its history as well as what the Bible says about freedom and independence.
A Capitol Fourth
Features a history of the fourth of July from PBS.
Celebrating the Fourth of July at The Holiday Zone
Includes historic documents, quotations from the Founding Fathers, poems, song lyrics, and seasonal activities.
Colonial Hall: The Biographies of the Founding Fathers
Features biographical sketches of many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Sketches are reproduced from the book Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, originally published in 1829.
Fourth of July Celebrations Database
Offers an extensive history of the holiday, complete with chronologies, an overview of oral traditions, historic speeches, legislation, and stories.
Happy 4th of July
A virtual celebration of America's birthday.
Happy 4th of July! Celebrate America's Birthday
Provides brief historical articles for children and adults, as well as links to historical documents. Graphics intensive.
Independence Day on the Net
Includes the story of Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence, virtual fireworks, and downloadables.
Kate.net: Happy 4th of July
Free 4th of July screensavers, wallpapers, and graphics; also includes dozens of links to others patriotic sites on the 'Net.
What Presidents Did on the Fourth of July
Chronology gives information on what the presidents were doing on the Fourth of July during their tenures.
Wikipedia: Independence Day (United States)
Provides a brief history of the holiday, along with trivia and an overview of traditions.
Last update:June 27, 2016 at 7:30:21 UTC