Why does the USA celebrate 4 July?

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Today, millions of Americans will light up barbecues and set off fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. And, in Washington, President Trump will hold a military parade through the streets of the US capital. In this video, author John Green explains the history behind the holiday.

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Activities

  1. Create a piece of art or a poster inspired by the words: independence, life, liberty and happiness.
  2. Imagine establishing your own country. Write a new constitution inspired by the US Declaration of Independence, beginning with the words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident…”. List five “truths” you want your citizens to live by.