Happy 4th of July!
This document is also known as the Declaration of Independence.
I knew that much. But then I began to wonder: "Why are there fireworks to celebrate this day of freedom?"
Well, after a bit of research, I found out that John Adams (not John Quincy Adams) wanted there to be festivities like this on the 4th of July! He wanted games, sports, bells, fireworks, and many more exciting events to happen during a day of such joy. As the years grew on, these festivities became more and more popular, until it turned into what we have today.
Fireworks make bright and bold statements in the sky. They light up the night for a few seconds, but afterwards, behind our eyes, we can still see some of its shape. Their explosions can be heard for miles around, announcing America's proud moments, and what measure were taken to achieve those moments.
Be proud America!