|Fireworks in New York City|
Why do Americans celebrate the 4th of July? This has to do with history. Before 1776, the United States of America wasn't a country. America was part of England at that time. But the people in America wanted to make their own country. They wanted independence. On July 2nd, 1776, they decided to become independent from England. They wrote a paper called the Declaration of Independence, and signed it on July 4th. That's why Americans celebrate on the 4th.
|Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull|
If you are in the United States on July 4th, you should watch fireworks!