Fourth of July is One of the most celebrated events in the United States , fourth of July marks the Independence day in the USA , and we have many different coloring pages for you to enjoy .
Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Americans celebrate the 4th of July because it represents the day that America became separate from Great Britain.
Under British rule the Colonists were unhappy with British government. They felt they were unfairly taxed and had no vote on the laws that affected them.
Americans were tired of trying to work out an agreement with Britain.
They were also tired of being told what to do, so they decided to write the Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration of Independence was actually a letter to King George of Great Britain , that had been written by Thomas Jefferson.
It was a formal explanation of why they voted to declare independence from Great Britain.
The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men representing the 13 North American colonies.
The 13 colonies were: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Georgia.
The Declaration of Independence was written during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).
The first event celebrating the 4th of July at the Whitehouse was in 1801.
Fourth of July is commonly celebrated with fireworks, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions,
colorful parades with marching bands and patriotic speeches.