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Independence Day

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Observed on the 4th of July as the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776

Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire but now the United States of America. In preparation for this patriotic observance, take a read of the Declaration of Independence (printed as an appendix to the Pocket Constitution) or learn about the U.S. Flag and Great Seal.

"The Declaration of Independence was the promise; the Constitution was the fulfillment."

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