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Independence Day

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Observed the 4th of July, marking the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776

Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 when the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire but now part of the United States of America. In preparation for this patriotic observance, read 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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