03 Jul Why does the United States of America Celebrate Independence Day on July 4?
Every Fourth of July, our nation celebrates Independence Day and is one of the most important holidays that American citizens celebrate. Independence Day honors the freedom that citizens in the United States fought for and symbolizes the freedoms that make the United States an incredibly desirable place to live.
The holiday marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and commemorates when the Continental Congress declared America was no longer subject to the monarch of Britain, and were united, free and independent states.
The Declaration of Independence changed the course of American history and is the root of all the American freedoms citizens enjoy today:
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
This distinguished introduction to the Declaration of Independence highlights that the government exists to respectfully serve the citizens of the United States. This is a freedom many other countries in the world do not have the freedom to enjoy. The additional freedoms that the citizens of our country have enjoyed since this time include the ability to pursue a choice of careers, live wherever they choose and go to school anywhere in the country.
The freedom of choice in the United States includes the freedom of religion, speech and press, the right to assemble and the right to petition the government. Independence Day is a celebration of all these rights to allAmerican citizens – those born in the United States and those who have successfully immigrated here through the various government-approved immigration programs.
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