• Reading Level 5
History

Why do Americans celebrate 4 July?

The signing of the Declaration of Independence is one of the most important moments in US history. But not everyone knows the full story behind the Fourth of July. In this TED-Ed video, Kenneth Davis explores some of the lesser known facts about the writing process.

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