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4th of July

The legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain in 1776 occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence declaring the United States independent from Great Britain's. After voting for independence, Congress voted for Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author and approved it two days later on July 4. Most historians, however, have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.

Since that, Americans celebrate independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.
A US Navy (USN) Color Guard from the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) presents the Colors as a crowd stand up while the National Anthem is played before a fireworks display at the Esplanade on the Charles River in Boston.  The KEARSARGE is participating in the annual Fourth of July celebration Boston Harborfest 2006 which is attended by more than two million people
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Fireworks independence day 4th of july, architecture buildings.

Fireworks independence day 4th of july, architecture buildings.

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[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_USPP_7-4-06] Secretary Dirk Kempthorne with U.S. Park Police for July 4th [group shot at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.] [48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_USPP_7-4-06_DSC_0014.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_USPP_7-4-06] Secretary Dirk Kempthorn...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Secretary Dirk Kempthorne with U.S. Park Police for July 4th [group shot at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff [Assignm... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_7-4-06] July 4th celebration [in and around Main Interior, with Secretary Dirk Kempthorne among the senior officials on hand] [48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_7-4-06_DSC_0210.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_7-4-06] July 4th celebration [in and ...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: July 4th celebration [in and around Main Interior, with Secretary Dirk Kempthorne among the senior officials on hand] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff [A... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_7-4-06] July 4th celebration [in and around Main Interior, with Secretary Dirk Kempthorne among the senior officials on hand] [48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_7-4-06_DSC_0214.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_7-4-06] July 4th celebration [in and ...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: July 4th celebration [in and around Main Interior, with Secretary Dirk Kempthorne among the senior officials on hand] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff [A... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_USPP_7-4-06] Secretary Dirk Kempthorne with U.S. Park Police for July 4th [group shot at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.] [48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_USPP_7-4-06_DSC_0057.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_USPP_7-4-06] Secretary Dirk Kempthorn...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Secretary Dirk Kempthorne with U.S. Park Police for July 4th [group shot at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff [Assignm... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_7-4-06] July 4th celebration [in and around Main Interior, with Secretary Dirk Kempthorne among the senior officials on hand] [48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_7-4-06_DSC_0204.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_July_Celeb_7-4-06] July 4th celebration [in and ...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: July 4th celebration [in and around Main Interior, with Secretary Dirk Kempthorne among the senior officials on hand] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff [A... more

Laying corner stone, Washington Monument / The Knapp Co. lith., N.Y.

Laying corner stone, Washington Monument / The Knapp Co. lith., N.Y.

Benjamin B. French, Grand Master of the Masons, laying cornerstone of Washington Monument, July 4, 1848; and insert of head-and-shoulders portrait of George Washington.

The pic nic on the fourth of July "A day to be remembered" / / painted by Lilly M. Spencer ; engraved by Saml. Hollyer & J. Rogers.

The pic nic on the fourth of July "A day to be remembered" / / painted...

Illustration shows a group of people gathered around a man in the center of a grove, he sits on the ground with the remains of a swing that has broken under his weight; others separated from the group are engag... more

Hose team. The champion Chinese Hose Team of America, who won the great Hub-and-Hub race at Deadwood, Dak., July 4th, 1888

Hose team. The champion Chinese Hose Team of America, who won the grea...

Twelve member team of Chinese ""hose"" runners posed in uniform.

Review of Federal troops on the 4th of July by President Lincoln and General Scott; the Garibaldi Guard filing past / from a sketch by our special artist.

Review of Federal troops on the 4th of July by President Lincoln and G...

Print shows uniformed men of the Garibaldi Guard Regiment, New York Volunteers marching past President Abraham Lincoln and General Winfield Scott during a parade of 20,000 troops in Washington, D.C. A large Ame... more

The Race. The great Hub-and-Hub race at Deadwood, Dak., July 4, 1888, between the only two Chinese hose teams in the United States

The Race. The great Hub-and-Hub race at Deadwood, Dak., July 4, 1888, ...

Two small teams of Chinese runners pulling a hose and wagon, racing down main street; large crowds of spectators line both sides of street.

The times

The times

A commentary on the depressed state of the American economy, particularly in New York, during the financial panic of 1837. Again, the blame is laid on the treasury policies of Andrew Jackson, whose hat, spectac... more

The times

The times

A commentary on the depressed state of the American economy, particularly in New York, during the financial panic of 1837. Again, the blame is laid on the treasury policies of Andrew Jackson, whose hat, spectac... more

The American ram

The American ram

On the cover of a patriotic song dedicated to Lincoln's secretary of the navy Gideon Welles Uncle Sam rides a "ram," or ironclad steam vessel, down the Mississippi River. The Library's copy of the music cover w... more

Portraits of the Vester and Whiting families and other members of the American Colony (Jerusalem)

Portraits of the Vester and Whiting families and other members of the ...

Photographs show members of the American Colony, a Christian community in Jerusalem founded by immigrants from the United States and Sweden. Includes photographs of American Colony leader Anna Spafford, her dau... more