Fireworks, barbeque, music, 4th July shirts and the party can start! From small towns to big metropolis, people have created Independence Day celebrations that reflect their culture and a well known place in history.
Brief history of 4th July
Way back in the 18th century the United States was not considered the US. It was rather an England extension. What we now call states, were actually called colonieson. Britain decided that the colonies needed to return revenue to the mother country and pay for the colonies defense. But the colonies did not agree with these new rules at all. They felt that since they were not represented in Parliament, they shouldn’t have to pay any kinds of taxes to the mother country.
When Britain continued to tax, the colonies formed the First Continental Congress to persuade the British government to recognize their rights. When this didn’t work a war was declared, which is known as the American Revolution. During the course of the American Revolution, a second Continental Congress was formed. It is this group that adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. All thirteen colonies stood behind the Declaration of Independence and adopted it in full on July 4, 1776.
The first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia marked the day with fireworks. During the American Revolution, the 4th July celebrations were modest. After the war ended in 1783, the Fourth of July became a holiday in many places. Until nowadays the Fourth of July is the most patriotic holiday celebrated in the United States. What a time to be alive!
4th July shirts for everyone
This celebration is more popular than ever. And definitely is not only for pure breed Americans. In the last decades 4th July is talking more and more about an international family, about human equality, empowerment and rights. So let`s celebrate as America deserves! Look at our top pick-ups on a loaded market of 4th July shirts. Which one is your favorite? (click on the image)