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History of the Fourth of July
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Discover how and when Americans celebrated Independence Day in the past. Although Benjamin Franklin thought we'd celebrate the 2nd of July; the 4th of July is closest to our hearts.
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of IndependenceVideo Clip (3:49)
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To many in the Continental Congress, war was unthinkable. So why did they finally create this revolutionary document?
Jefferson and the Continental Congress
Jefferson and the Continental CongressVideo Clip (3:33)
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Over 17 days, Thomas Jefferson writes what will become the mission statement for a revolution and a new nation: the Declaration of Independence.
Jefferson Challenges the King
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Thomas Jefferson is known for penning The Declaration of Independence, but some of his earlier writings establish the pattern of challenging the British monarchy.
America the Story of Us: Division
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Commerce and industry thrive, while slavery fuels a growing divide. Violence flares as abolitionists stand up for freedom, and the election of Lincoln sets the stage for civil war.
Fourth of July Barbecue
Fourth of July BarbecueVideo Clip (2:48)
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Famous Fat Dave uncovers the history of the Southern American tradition known as the Barbecue. On July 4th, the barbecue is huge in America, and you will learn this right here.
July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest
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In this Holiday Foods video clip, we take a look at the famous food of July 4th. The hot dog is known around the world as being one of the biggest, most well-liked foods in America. Learn the history of the dog, and see an eating challenge as well.
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July 4th(8 Photos)
Independence Day, commonly known as July 4th or the Fourth of July, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Regarded as the birthday of the United States of America, the day is celebrated with parades,…
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Statue of Liberty Centennial
Statue of Liberty CentennialAudio Clip (0:56)
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CBS News reports from New York City on the 1986 Fourth of July celebration, marking 100 years since the Statue of the Liberty was dedicated to the United States. Festivities centered around the national monument as some 30,000 vessels, ranging from canoes to the Queen Elizabeth II, crowded New York Harbor.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fourth of July Address
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fourth of July AddressAudio Clip (2:07)
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In a broadcast from his home in Hyde Park, New York, on July 4, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt warns Americans who wish not to get involved in the war that "the United States will never survive as a happy and fertile oasis of liberty surrounded by a cruel desert of dictatorship."
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