Happy Birthday America!

On July 4th, 1776, America claimed independence from Britain and democracy was born.  Independence Day marks the day when thirteen American colonies unanimously voted for the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.  The Liberty Bell was then rung to summon citizens for the first public reading of this document.

Each year thereafter, Americans have been getting together on the 4th of July to celebrate their independence by attending outdoor picnics and barbeques, while igniting fireworks to brighten the night sky.  Most Americans will enjoy a three day weekend with their friends and family.  Children will be reminded of historical figures like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams and their role after the Revolutionary War.

So get ready to celebrate America's Birthday with patriotic style!  Check out the following resources related to the 4th of July: