The Independence Day Is a federal holiday in the United States of America on the occasion of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Usually Independence Day associated parades, fireworks, barbecues, carnivals, exhibitions, excursions, concerts, baseball matches and even family reunions, As well as political speeches and ceremonies, and other public and private events to celebrate the history, and the government, and traditions of the United States.
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the thirteen colonies signed from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress gave approved the resolution of independence that had been proposed in July by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, declaring that the United States independent from Great Britain. After the vote in favor of independence about Congress changed his concerns to the Declaration of Independence, which was a statement of this resolution, has been prepared by a committee composed of five people, including Thomas Jefferson as its main writer. The Congress has to discuss and review the declaration, until finally approved it on July 4. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail:
The second day of the month of July for the year 1776 will be more days mentioned in American history. I believe that future generations will celebrate an annual festival is great. It must revive his memory as a day of freedom acts great show devotion to God great. Must also be celebrated procession large and offers games and sports rifles, bells and fireworks, as well as lights Accessories starting from one end of the continent to the other, now and forever.
Adams prediction was two days late. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence from July 4, the date shown on the "Declaration of Independence" advertised a lot about him, instead of being the second of July, the date of the decision of Independence, which was approved in a closed session of Congress.
There is no doubt that the Fourth of July 1776 is the date that Congress passed the final official document, even though they voted for the Declaration of Independence two days ago. Later, both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams and Benjamin Franklin wrote that they all signed it on that day. However, most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month of its adoption, and not on July 4 as believed.
In a noteworthy coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signatory to the "Declaration of Independence" served as heads of the United States, as well as have died on the same day on the Fourth of July of 1826, which was the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration. And also in spite of being one of the non-signatories of the "Declaration of Independence", James Monroe, President of the United States of America V, died on July 4, 1831. Born Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president, on July 4, 1872, and even today is the only president who was born in Independence Day.