Friday, 3 July 2015

American Independence

Posted by Varun Chowdary

Independence Day

 Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as Fourth of July or July Fourth in the USA, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which was the date the United States formally declared it's independence from Great Britain in order to achieve freedom from British rule.

 Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States 

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked with red, white and blue flags, fireworks, parades, and backyard barbecues across the country.

 *What is Independence Day in USA? 
 Independence Day is celebrated on 4th of July of each year in the USA and it is the celebration of the day the United Sates Of America's declared it's independence from the control, ownership, and abuse of Great Britain (United Kingdom/Britain/England). In essence, it is when USA was born and declared it's freedom from control and ownership of Great Britain. Independence Day is a federal holiday in the USA. Independence day is often referred to as "July 4th", or "4th Of July", but those phrases are not substitute names, and reference the date the holiday is celebrated.

 *Independence Day is correct, and not 4th Of July Business marketing, such as store sales (a huge day and week for sales), often refer to the date instead of the title of the holiday (Independence Day), as it takes less advertising print or screen real estate. Unfortunately, the regular reference to the date and not calling out to the name of Independence Day has led to the population of the new generations sometimes thinking it is simply called July 4th or 4th Of July, and just about fireworks and partying, and not getting exposed to the word Independence, which by itself sends a important remembrance message that should not be forgotten. It is important to refer to this holiday as Independence Day, and in fact incorrect sentence structure by referring to it as anything else, unless talking specifically about it's date. If you are talking about this day, or the celebrations of this day, then please always try to refer to it as Independence Day, and enlighten others on why this should be done. There are entities that want the true meaning of Independence Day lost; another reason why other phrases may get used instead of the proper name of Independence Day. Simply hearing the name Independence Day makes a person (child or adult) ask why, how, when, and where.

 *Independence Day not related to Military Independence Day (July 4th) has absolutely nothing to do with the military or soldiers and should not in any form be confused with the other holidays mentioned in this article. It would be inappropriate to combine Independence Day celebrations with honoring soldiers or veterans, as Independence Day is not related to soldiers, and USA has a dedicated day (Veterans Day) for that specific purpose. Sometimes people incorrectly assume military association because military cannon's and guns occasionally get fired on Independence Day as part of a salute. Usually, the firing of weapons, when possible, would be to the count of 13 to represent the original thirteen colonies of the USA. It should be noted that in some USA regions, bells are rung 13 times instead of weapons being fired. Related Surprising History Nuggets 

*USA Capitol Attacked And Burned Twice Most people would be surprised to find out that after USA declared independence from Britain in 1776 CE, the British attacked the USA capitol on two separate occasions in the early 1800s, and burned down the USA capitol, and after each occasion the capitol was rebuilt. The United Kingdom (Britain) has been the only country that has successfully invaded USA and taken over it's capitol. Current rumor has it that affluent families of UK never gave up on gaining control back of USA, may it be through economic means, social tactics, or religious binding. Some say control has been regained to a very large extent through media and business ownerships and/or control; and done under the name of "Friend".

 *USA Not A Democracy, And Is A Republic As Founding Fathers Wanted Most "Americans" (USA people) and most people around the world would also be surprised that the founding fathers of the USA and the drafters of the constitution of the USA warned against the USA becoming a Democracy and did not want the country to become a Democracy. They warned that a Democracy would allow a few entities, small groups, families, a few people, etc. to take control of the country, have unfair influence, and abuse society and/or simply have too much power in the hands of a few. This is why the USA was drafted as a Republic and not a Democracy, and I believe is still a Republic to some extent. In the media and even in the schools the word democracy is ignorantly thrown around in reference to the USA. The founding fathers of the USA warned in one form or another that a Democracy was high risk in that it could take power away from the people. Oddly, when USA television is watched, you get a sense that there is a constant push to make USA a Democracy and for the population to see it as a Democracy. Even the USA pledge that most US children and adult citizens know states, "I pledge allegiance to the Flag, of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands". Even the USA states were expected to have a republic government. In Article IV, Section 4 of the USA Constitution, it is declared "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government".

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