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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!
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It's Independence Day! That means it's time to break out the barbecue and go watch fireworks.

Of course, part of celebrating Independence Day is remembering why our forefathers fought and what they accomplished. Thanks to them, we live in the greatest country in the world.

If you want to know more about Independence Day, the American Revolution and the birth of our country, here are some great resources.

Our American Revolution - Studying the years between 1750 and 1800 is pivotal in understanding the birth of the United States. This site is dedicated to making that history come alive.

You can read about Colonial culture, prewar politics, famous battles and all the fascinating characters who would become our Founding Fathers.

The Declaration of Independence - This is the document that started it all. Not only did it declare our independence from Great Britain, it laid the groundwork for what this nation aspires to be.

You can see the full transcript of this pivotal document online, along with interesting historical information surrounding its creation and signing.

The Constitution of the United States - The Constitution is the basis for America's government and laws. Unfortunately, few Americans take the time to read it.

I encourage you to take a few minutes and read this important document. It isn't just a historical artifact; it still very much applies to the decisions affecting our lives today.

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