The Fourth of July
We celebrate the fourth of July because it is Independence Day.
On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from England.
The U.S. declared independence from England more than 200 years ago.
Usually, each city has a celebration in a park. Bands play music in the parks.
People eat a picnic lunch. People eat hot dogs and hamburgers in the parks.
And there are fireworks at night. The fireworks are spectacular.
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When is Independence Day?
The president is elected by a majority of the people.
The president is elected for four years. The term of office is four years.
George Washington was the first president.
George Washington was a general in the war for independence.
George Washington is called the Father of Our Country.