July 4th 1776 saw the country elated as the Declaration of Independence was formally signed; patriots erupted in cheers and celebrations that included pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations. In 1777, Philadelphians remembered the 4th of July. Bells were rung, guns fired, candles lighted, and firecrackers set off.
The Declaration of Independence is a justification of the American Revolution, citing grievances against King George III. It is also a landmark philosophical statement, drawing on the writings of philosophers John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau. It affirms that since all people are creatures of God, or nature, they have certain natural rights, or liberties, that cannot be violated.
The Declaration and the American Revolution have since inspired freedom-seekers the around the world.
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Click here for the singing of the National Anthem. You will not be disappointed as this 7 year old will bring tears of joy to your eyes.