Fourth of July or the USA Independence day is the most important day in the American history. This is the day to enjoy freedom, value the democracy, appreciate the rights, and think about responsibilities. This is the day to thank the visionary leaders for constantly trying to create just and equal society. This is the day to party and celebrate.
Internet and libraries are full of literature on the US and the US history. I have some interesting facts about the USA.
- The colonies got legally separated from the Great Britain on 2nd July 1776 but the Congress approved the Declaration of the Independence on 4th July after debating and changing the text.
- John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who signed the Declaration of Independence and served as the President, died on the same day: 4th July 1826, 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
- Philadelphia was the capital of the USA from 1790-1800 while the capital was being constructed in District of Columbia.
- The United States outlawed alcohol in 1919 with the 18th amendment. It was legalized again in 1933 with the 21st amendment.
- The Statue of Liberty, a key monument of the USA, was designed by a French sculptor, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and is a gift from France.
- A part of Mahatama Gandhi’s ashes are enshrined at Lake Shrine near LA.
Most relate the USA with modern tall buildings, big cities, fancy cars, highways and high tech gadgets but I also like the natural beauty of the country. Pictures tell a complete story. Link to some picture of the USA.