99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?

When do we celebrate Independence Day - July 4th

July 4 In the United States, we celebrate Independence Day on July 4 to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. After signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to his wife, “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival.” […]

95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?

Where is the Statue of Liberty - New York Harbor - Liberty Island

New York (Harbor) Liberty Island [Also acceptable are New Jersey, near New York City, and on the Hudson (River).] The Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island, a 12-acre island in the New York harbor. France gave the statue to the United States as a gift of friendship. French artist Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi made the statue. […]

85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?

What did Martin Luther King Jr do - fought for civil rights

fought for civil rights worked for equality for all Americans Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil rights leader. He worked hard to make America a more fair, tolerant, and equal nation. He was the main leader of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Because of this movement, civil […]

63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted - July 4 1776

July 4, 1776 In 1774, representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the First Continental Congress. Of the 13 colonies, only Georgia was absent. These representatives were angry about British laws that treated them unfairly. They began to organize an army. The Second Continental Congress met in 1775 after fighting […]

62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson

(Thomas) Jefferson Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He was a very important political leader and thinker. Some of the most important ideas about the American government are found in the Declaration of Independence, such as the idea that all people are created equal. Another important idea is that people are born […]

61. Why did the colonists fight the British?

Why did the colonists fight the British - Because of high taxes

because of high taxes (taxation without representation) because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering) because they didn’t have self-government The American colonists’ anger had been growing for years before the Revolutionary War began in 1775. The decision to separate from the British was not an easy choice for many colonists. However, Great Britain’s […]

8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?

What did the Declaration of Independence do

announced our independence (from Great Britain) declared our independence (from Great Britain) said that the United States is free (from Great Britain) The Declaration of Independence contains important ideas about the American system of government. The Declaration of Independence states that all people are created equal and have “certain unalienable rights.” These are rights that […]