The Independence Day is a federal holiday that has commemorated on the 4th of July since 1776. It was the date when the Congress adopted the edit and changed Declaration of Independence.

The originals of this historical document were published on the Dunlap Broadsides and distributed among the newly formed nation. Since that time more than a century had passed before the 4th of July became a national holiday, established by the Congress.

Nowadays, this day unite the American nation as a symbol of country’s freedom from Britain and patriotism. The citizens show their gratitude for the liberties that were achieved by the great political leaders (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, etc.) and soldiers, who brought their life for Independence.

The American flag is usually put up on the lawns to display their honor to the nation. The celebrations held around all states in such ways as political speeches and ceremonies, parades, carnivals, hot dog eating competitions, concerts, three-legged races, basketball games, swimming activities, fireworks, fairs, are very common at this day.

It’s the beautiful occasion for families to get together, to talk about political affairs, to organize picnics and barbecues, to decorate cakes to send them to their friends, etc. To achieve American Dream, thousand people leave their native countries and arrive at the “land of the free and the home of the brave”.

Fourth of July – Independence Day Quotes

  1. “Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.”- Abraham Lincoln;
  2. “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt;
  3. “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.”- Thomas Jefferson;
  4. “Freedom is a gift, given to us by our freedom fighters. They had to struggle to win Independence and sacrificed their whole lives so that we could live in a free country. Let their sacrifice not go in vain. Let us promise to work hard towards making America a better nation each day free from corruption and violence. Happy Independence day to all my brothers and sisters!” – Author Unknown;
  5. “I am an American, free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.” – Theodore Roosevelt;
  6. “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” – William Faulkner;
  7. “Give me liberty or give me death.”- Patrick Henry;
  8. “Happily for America, happily, we trust, for the whole human race, they pursued a new and more noble course. They accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals of human society.” – James Madison;
  9. “Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”- Mahatma Gandhi;
  10. “It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.” – J. Horace McFarland;
  11. “America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens.”- George W. Bush;
  12. “4th Of July is a great day for our country and I salute the people whose sacrifices have made this possible. Just a token of thanks to paying homage to their sacrifices and make them feel special.” – Author Unknown;
  13. “It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.” – J. Horace McFarland;
  14. “Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower;
  15. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln;
  16. “Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.” – Samuel Adams;
  17. “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin;
  18. “The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.”-  Thomas Jefferson;
  19. “The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic – have always blown on free men.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt;
  20. “Democracy is worth dying for because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.” – Ronald Reagan;
  21. “I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” – Wendell L. Wilkie;
  22. “Independence is one of the valuable gifts that one can enjoy. Hope that God’s blessings are always with us so that the coming generations can also enjoy the fruits of independence. Enjoy and have a great day!”-
  23. “Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defence and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.” – Andrew Jackson;
  24. “The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered… deeply, finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”- George Washington;
  25. “America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact – the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.” – Adlai Stevenson;
  26. “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin;
  27. “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”- Lyndon B. Johnson;
  28. “Let each one of us make a promise, that as long as we live, we will be good citizens of our country in the best of our capabilities and we will help America grow into a better nation with each passing day.”- Author Unknown;
  29. “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.” – John F. Kennedy;
  30. “May it be to the world, what I believe it will be … the signal of arousing men to burst the chains … and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form, which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. …For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.”- Thomas Jefferson.


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