A lot of history happened on July 4
On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?
Fireworks light up the sky on the 4th of July [video]
Every year on July 4, communities across the U.S. gather to watch patriotic-themed fireworks in celebration of Independence Day.
The 4th of July in pictures: The USA’s biggest birthday party
What's a holiday everyone can celebrate? In the U.S., one is Independence Day, celebrated each July 4, complete with food and fireworks.
Americans celebrate the 4th of July [video]
The Fourth of July is an honored American holiday, celebrated with fireworks, barbecues and picnics. Learn more about the meaning behind the holiday here.
4th of July: Honoring an American tradition [photo gallery]
Americans celebrate the Fourth of July to commemorate the nation's Independence Day. Learn more about the traditions of fireworks and live music here.
As new Americans become citizens, July 4 is a special day
Immigrants from around the world will be sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens on America’s Independence Day.
Military members deployed abroad celebrate Independence Day
As American families gather for fireworks and celebrate the U.S. Independence Day, U.S. military personnel deployed overseas celebrate in different ways.
The birth, and endless reinvention, of American democracy
A new exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington uses artifacts and historical treasures to examine the evolution of American democracy.
Becoming a U.S. citizen on July 4
Immigrants from around the world will be sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens just as the United States celebrates its birthday on the Fourth of July.
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