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4th of July

4th of July

 

Independence Day (colloquial: the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independenceof the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states.[1] The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.[1]