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Americans of all ages have been celebrating Independence Day, commonly known as July 4th or the Fourth of July, for more than 230 years.

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    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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    Discover the accomplishments of the First and Second Constitutional Congresses, and learn about the major players behind such documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.

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Related Videos (10)

  • Jefferson and the Continental Congress
    Jefferson and the Continental Congress

    Video Clip (3:33)

    Over 17 days, Thomas Jefferson writes what will become the mission statement for a revolution and a new nation: the Declaration of Independence.

    Video Clip (3:33)
  • Jefferson Challenges the King
    Jefferson Challenges the King

    Video Clip (2:21)

    Thomas Jefferson is known for penning The Declaration of Independence, but some of his earlier writings establish the pattern of challenging the British monarchy.

    Video Clip (2:21)
  • Power Nap
    Power Nap

    Video Clip (0:33)

    The reason President Calvin "Silent Cal" Coolidge was so quiet is probably because he was asleep all the time.

    Video Clip (0:33)
  • Rail Force One
    Rail Force One

    Video Clip (0:46)

    FDR had some pretty great wheels, but his private train car was even cooler.

    Video Clip (0:46)
  • Cat Bomb
    Cat Bomb

    Video Clip (0:40)

    During World War II, the U.S. Army invented a new missile guidance system: cats.

    Video Clip (0:40)
  • Presidential Pastimes
    Presidential Pastimes

    Video Clip (1:20)

    Presidents are usually pretty old. So it's no surprise they like low-impact sports.

    Video Clip (1:20)
  • That's Illegal
    That's Illegal

    Video Clip (1:26)

    Think America is the land of the free? Think again. Almost every thing is against the law somewhere in this country.

    Video Clip (1:26)
  • America's Drinking Song!
    America's Drinking Song!

    Video Clip (1:02)

    Here's a game: If you knew the Star Spangled Banner was originally set to the tune of a drinking song, take a shot.

    Video Clip (1:02)
  • Good and Evel
    Good and Evel

    Video Clip (1:04)

    While Evel Knieval was setting the record for most bones broken in a lifetime, he was also the owner of several motorcycle dealerships.

    Video Clip (1:04)
  • Sexual Curie-osity
    Sexual Curie-osity

    Video Clip (0:48)

    Marie Curie had a strong passion for physics, among other things.

    Video Clip (0:48)

Related Speeches & Audio (1)

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fourth of July Address
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fourth of July Address

    Audio Clip (2:07)

    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."

    Audio Clip (2:07)

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