The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or July
4th – has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the
tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and
the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in
favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies
adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas
Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the
birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks,
parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
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