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‘Fourth of July’- A Road to Freedom for Americans

U.S Independence Day, also called Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the nation’s history of challenges, trials, and triumphs
04 Jul 2022 17:32
‘Fourth of July’- A Road to Freedom for Americans
The Fiji U.S Alumni (FUSA) who have participated in exchange programmes in various expertise. Also scholars who have been awarded fellowships to study in the United States of America.

U.S Independence Day, also called Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the nation’s history of challenges, trials, and triumphs.

This is a tribute to the 246 years of independence, and along the way Fiji and U.S. have both suffered and prospered, often different populations at the same time, but also learned difficult lessons, made changes, and renewed their commitment to a dream of freedom and prosperity for all.

Back home, Americans celebrate the Fourth of July by flying their flag, holding local parades, barbecuing with friends and family, and then ending the party with grand firework displays.

These are the ways Americans celebrate their freedom.

 

So What Did Happen On July 4, 1776?

The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

They’d been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all of the edits and changes.

July 4, 1776, became the date that was included on the Declaration of Independence, and the fancy handwritten copy that was signed in August (the copy now displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.).

 

It’s also the date that was printed on the Dunlap Broadsides, the original printed copies of the Declaration that were circulated throughout the new nation.

So when people thought of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 was the date they remembered.

In contrast, they celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, the anniversary of the date the Constitution was signed, not the anniversary of the date it was approved.

 

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