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  Independence Day - MSN Encarta
In the United States, Independence Day (commonly known as the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776...
It commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Independence Day celebration is a reminder of the ideals on which the nation was founded.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557985/Independence_Day.html   (508 words)

  
  Independence Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Cape Verde Independence Day) Independence from Portugal in 1975.
Proclamation of Independence day (Hari Proklamasi Kemerdekaan R.I.) Independence from Netherlands in 1945.
Independence from Australia of the former Territories of New Guinea, and Papua, in 1975.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Independence_Day   (652 words)

  
 Independence Day (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Independence Day is commonly associated with parades, barbecues, picnics, baseball games, and various other public and private events celebrating the history and traditions of the U.S. Fireworks have been associated with the Fourth of July since 1777.
Independence Day, as the only holiday celebrating the United States as a whole, is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States)   (1025 words)

  
 Independence Day - U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands
The document, called the Declaration of Independence, was treasonous against the crown; and the fifty-six men who signed it were in danger of being executed.
Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 because that is the day when the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.
She saw a view of the mountains that few people saw in those days and was inspired by her glimpse the "spacious skies" and "purple mountains" to write a poem, which became the first verse of the song.
thehague.usembassy.gov /independence_day.html   (1637 words)

  
 Independence Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An Independence Day is an annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of a nation's assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a colony of another state.
The Gregorian date in which Israeli independence was proclaimed is May 14.
Declaration of Independence (only a remembrance day), but the independence came only on January 1 (public holiday).
www.worldslastchance.com /encyclopedia/index.php/Independence_Day   (793 words)

  
 About the USA > Holidays > Independence Day
Independence Day is regarded as the birthday of the United States as a free and independent nation.
The Declaration of Independence, signed by leaders from the colonies, stated this clearly, and for the first time in an official document the colonies were referred to as the United States of America.
It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, ….
usa.usembassy.de /holidays-fourth.htm   (769 words)

  
 Celebrate! Holidays In The U.S.A. - Independence Day (July 4)
The document, called the Declaration of Independence, was treasonous against the crown and the fifty-six men who signed it were in danger of being executed.
Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 because that is the day when the Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence
She saw a view of the mountains that few people saw in those days and was inspired by her glimpse the "spacious skies" and "purple mountains" to write a poem, which became the first verse of the song.
www.usemb.se /Holidays/celebrate/independ.html   (1608 words)

  
 SALON: Movies: Independence Day
So when the summer blockbuster "Independence Day" comes along, with its drama of confrontation with overpoweringly hostile alien invaders, it's tempting to speculate about a millennial, species-wide death wish, or to postulate a yearning for some global challenge that might unite a squabbling humanity in some common noble endeavor.
Like "Stargate," the previous hit from the writing-producing-directing team of Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, "Independence Day" is a colossally dumb epic that happily traffics in third-hand imagery and ideas while feeding its audience maintenance level doses of humor, adrenaline and spectacle.
"Independence Day" provides one, filling the Oval Office with a Gulf War fighter-pilot hero (Bill Pullman) who -- once colossal alien ships start darkening the skies of Earth -- serves as a cross between JFK during the Cuban missile crisis and Churchill during the Battle of Britain.
www.salon.com /weekly/movies960708.html   (1048 words)

  
 Filmtracks: Independence Day (David Arnold)
Independence Day: (David Arnold) As ID4 producer Dean Devlin says, you can leave it up to a Brit to write some of the most rousing and patriotic music in the history of American cinema.
But in the case of Independence Day, an appropriate outrage was unleashed in response to the album, primarily for two reasons: First, the film is a juggernaut in length, and therefore that one-half of unreleased material constitutes a whole CD in its own.
Independence Day was still done while I was working in a little hotel room in Los Angeles.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/id4.html   (1529 words)

  
 Marvelicious Independence Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Independence Day, July 4th, is the most important holiday in the United States.
It was rung on the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, inaugurating an Independence Day tradition that was observed every year (with the exception of 1777-78, when the bell was removed and hidden from the British occupiers of Philadelphia) until 1846.
Independence Day and the Rites of Nationalism in the Early Republic
www.marvelcreations.com /independence.html   (2219 words)

  
 Independence Day 2007 supplement - Haaretz - Israel News
But on Independence Day he always brought the rolled-up flag out of the closet, and hung it proudly from the balcony.
'Every day we bury more young men, the soldiers on the front are falling off their feet, the world is shocked by the massacre in the refugee camps and the kitty is empty.
In contrast to the traditional Independence Day photographs popular at the time, this photograph reduced the 'big' Israeli experience to a small, seemingly marginal detail that represented the Israeli experience with a wink.
www.haaretz.com /hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=851721   (969 words)

  
 Independence Day
We celebrate Independence Day to commemorate that auspicious July 4th in 1776 when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, formally declaring the independence of the American colonies from the United Kingdom.
Thomas Jefferson is recognized as the principal writer of the Declaration of Independence, although the Jefferson version was revised a couple times before actually being adopted by the Continental Congress.
Today, Independence Day has become as much a day of celebrating the American family as celebrating American independence and freedom.
www.fireworks.com /independence-day   (235 words)

  
 4th of July Jubilee
Independence Hall is, by every estimate, the birthplace of the United States.
Independence by the Declaration of Colonel John Nixon.
On June 7, 1753, the third bell was hung in the tower of Independence Hall.
www.homeschooled-kids.com /julhistory1.html   (2007 words)

  
 Today in History: July 4
Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.
Soon, events such as groundbreaking ceremonies for the Erie Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad were scheduled to coincide with July 4th festivities.
In 1859, the Banneker Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, urged African Americans to celebrate Independence Day while bearing witness to the inconsistencies between the ideals espoused in the Declaration of Independence and the practice of slavery.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/jul04.html   (1099 words)

  
 History of 4th of July.
The following day, copies of the Declaration of Independence were distributed and, on July 6, The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first newspaper to print the extraordinary document.
On July 8, 1776, the first public readings of the Declaration were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square to the ringing of bells and band music.
One year later, on July 4, 1777, Philadelphia marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, bells and fireworks.
www.twilightbridge.com /hobbies/festivals/independence/historyfourth.htm   (786 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Independence Day [1996]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Independence Day is the kind of movie so giddy with its own outrageousness that one doesn't even blink at such howlers in the plot.
Directed by Roland Emmerich, Independence Day is a pastiche of conventions from flying-saucer movies from the 1940s and 1950s, replete with icky monsters and bizarre coincidences that create convenient shortcuts in the story.
Independence Day stands as a pantheon to science fiction, it is the 'Ben Hur' of the genre and with strong performances from the whole cast, including Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum, there's no question Independence day will stand the test of time as one of sci-fi's all time triumphs.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000560XX   (1161 words)

  
 INDEPENDENCE DAY - the iMAGAZINE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Independence Day promises an experience unparalleled and it delivers while pulling your head into a trance-like state as the pyromaniacal wizardry of special effects makes you giddy.
The genesis of Independence Fay according to Delvin was autobiographically based, and was spawned during the promotional campaign when the two directors were suddenly faced with explaining where and how Stargate came about.
Step outside of the film-making and technical side of Independence Day and ask warm and eccentric Jeff Goldblum what it was like to work with the two sci-fi/action auteurs and he grins: "Dean and Roland are very imaginative, and this movie comes straight from their hearts.
www.thei.aust.com /isite/cellindependence.html   (895 words)

  
 Independence Day
Independence Day is the national holiday of the United States of America commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On this day independence was claimed from Britain and Democracy was born.
On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee proposed a resolution to the Continental Congress stating that "these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States." Four days later Congress appointed a committee to draft a declaration embodying the intent of the resolution.
www.netglimse.com /holidays/independence_day/index.shtml   (335 words)

  
 Independence Day: Americans Celebrate the Birth of Their Nation
Independence Day: Americans Celebrate the Birth of Their Nation
Though it is the Constitution that provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion "all Men are created equal," is equally beloved by the American people.
But it wasn't until after the War of 1812 that observing Independence Day became commonplace.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/jb_date.cgi?month=07&day=04&x=31&y=12   (123 words)

  
 Celebrate! Holidays In The U.S.A. - Independence Day (July 4)
Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 because that is the day when the Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence
On July 8, 1776, the bell rang to mark the occasion of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
On April 16, 1783 it proudly announced the proclamation of peace and the newly won independence of the United States of America.
stockholm.usembassy.gov /Holidays/celebrate/independ.html   (1608 words)

  
 Independence Day
July 4 1777 Independence Day was first observed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Until 1783 the War of Independence dragged on, and in that year I-Day was made an official holiday.
In early days, I-Days were occasions for shows, games, sports, military music and fireworks.
www.usembassyjakarta.org /independ.html   (725 words)

  
 Lesson Plan - Mexican Independence Day
The celebrating begins on September 15 (the eve of Independence Day) by having crowds of people gather in the zocalos (town meeting place) of cities, towns, and villages.
The actual day of September 16 is similar to July Fourth in the Untied States.
The green is on the left side of the flag and symbolizes independence.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/mid.html   (1715 words)

  
 Independence day Celebration - India, USA, Pakistan, Brazil,Germany, Australia
Welcome to 123independence and have a peep into the independence struggle of some of the major countries of the world.
Let 123independence take you on a breathtaking trip to the independence war fields that made these countries win their freedom.
The countries who with much efforts and perseverance threw away the shackles of bondage and made an identity for themselves as an independent country on the world map.
www.123independenceday.com   (267 words)

  
 MEXonline.com - Hildago's Call for Mexican Independence - Grito de Dolores   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although a movement toward Mexican independence had already been in progress since Napoleon’s conquest of Spain, Hidalgo’s passionate declaration was a swift, unpremeditated decision.
Gachupines were alerted to the criollos independence movement bycriollo officers who had refused to join the revolutionary movement and by a priest who had learned of the plot through a confessional.
Despite his ambiguity toward the violent class struggle that was the Mexican revolution, Hidalgo is still revered as the father of Mexican independence.
www.mexonline.com /grito.htm   (873 words)

  
 Holiday Insights : Fourth of July Independence Day
Thomas Jefferson, is the author of the Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration of Independence was not signed by all representatives until August, 1776.
The Declaration of Independence of the 13 Colonies The Declaration in it's entirety.
www.holidayinsights.com /july4   (380 words)

  
 Independence Day events in West Marin
Woodacre’s Annual Independence Day Parade will start at noon and proceed down Railroad Avenue from the Improvement Club to Dickson Ranch.
Independence Day events will begin at 9 a.m.
Guitarist Chrome Johnson is billed as Independence Day evening entertainment from 8 to 11 p.m.
www.ptreyeslight.com /stories/june30_05/4th_july.html   (1020 words)

  
 INDEPENDENCE DAY
Independence Day 2004, A Proclamation by President George W. Bush, The White House, July 2, 2004 (German translation)
On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress presented and debated a second draft of the list of grievances, and John Hancock, the president of the Second Continental Congress, was the first to sign.
Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 because that is the day when the Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence.* From July 8, 1776, until the next month, the document was read publicly and people celebrated whenever they heard it.
www.usembassy.at /en/us/independence.htm   (1669 words)

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