Happy Independence Day, America!

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America was declared independent from the British Crown by a handful of men (The United States Congress) on July 4th in 1776. The first celebration of Independence actually happened on July 8th, a few days later, as the document was read out loud to the colonists in the public square. People celebrated with shouts, bonfires and fireworks.

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Reading Hint: the underlined parts can help you figure out the topic and main idea of the passage; as you read ask yourself “what is this passage about?”

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Fun Fact: Did you know that fireworks were actually used in England to celebrate the King’s birthday? Ironic, right? Well, in America, the newly independent people of the 13 colonies used fireworks to celebrate the king’s so-called (not real) funeral.

For more interesting facts check out this video on the History…

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