25.8 C
Accra
Thursday, August 11, 2022

4th of July and why Americans celebrate it

Must Read

Mahama consoles family of late AB Crenstil

Former President John Dramani Mahama has consoled the family of the late highlife legend, AB Crenstil. Speaking to the family...

Resign your position on State Institutions to allow for investigation – Vitus Azeem to Labianca CEO

Anti-Corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem says has called on the owner of Lablanca group of Companies and member of Council...

Special Prosecutor’s ‘corruption’ report on Labianca is ‘hollow’ – Commissioner of Customs

SOURCE: GRAPHICONLINE The Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Colonel Kwadwo Damoah, has accused the...

The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day – is America’s biggest national holiday and a time for celebration.

Independence Day celebrates America’s independence from the British Empire.
It is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

In 1775, the 13 colonies that made up America declared a war of independence against Britain.The British had inhabited America since 1587 and exploited their resources such as tobacco and tea.

Tensions began to rise between the British and Americans as the British Government pushed for their own financial gain and continued to exploit American goods through taxation.

Founding Father and head of the Sons of Liberty organisation Samuel Adams, and his men, boarded three ships in Boston harbour and threw 342 chests of tea overboard.

This became known as The Boston Tea Party of 1773.

The Boston Tea Party was one of the main events that started the American Revolutionary War.

Fourth of July celebrations have taken various forms across the centuries.
Nowadays, fireworks are one of the most common ways to celebrate Independence Day.

Displays are held in every major city and the White House also puts on its own show on the South Lawn.

Generally, Fourth of July is a time to spend with family and friends, eating BBQs, watching firework displays and parades while surrounded by a large quantity of red, white and blue, stars and stripes themed paraphernalia.

Sourcethe sun

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Mahama consoles family of late AB Crenstil

Former President John Dramani Mahama has consoled the family of the late highlife legend, AB Crenstil. Speaking to the family...

Resign your position on State Institutions to allow for investigation – Vitus Azeem to Labianca CEO

Anti-Corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem says has called on the owner of Lablanca group of Companies and member of Council of State, Eunice Jacqueline Buah...

Special Prosecutor’s ‘corruption’ report on Labianca is ‘hollow’ – Commissioner of Customs

SOURCE: GRAPHICONLINE The Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Colonel Kwadwo Damoah, has accused the Office of the Special Prosecutor...

NAVASCO UE/R: “No food is leaving the hall” policy not in force due to lack of space

By: Peter Agengre In a bid to give back to society, the old students association of Navrongo Senior High School (NAVASCO) in the Upper East...

ECOWAS condemns violence in parts of Sierra Leone as curfew is imposed

Leaders of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS have condemned the violence that erupted in various parts of Sierra Leone on Wednesday. Sierra Leoneans have...

More Articles Like This