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Independence Day. July 4th. July 4th. American Independence Day is July 4 th . It is a special day to celebrate the birth of our country. Great Britain. The 13 American colonies used to belong to Great Britain. Great Britain is in Europe. 13 Colonies.

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July 4th

  • American Independence Day is July 4th.
  • It is a special day to celebrate the birth of our country.
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Great Britain

  • The 13 American colonies used to belong to Great Britain.
  • Great Britain is in Europe.
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13 Colonies

  • The American colonies were located on the east coast along the Atlantic Ocean.
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Colonists

  • People who lived in the colonies were called colonists.
  • The colonists had to pay taxes to the King of Great Britain.
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High Taxes

  • The King of Great Britain made the colonists pay taxes, but he didn’t let them vote.
  • The colonists were angry because they had to pay taxes but they couldn’t vote.
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Revolutionary War

  • The colonists formed an army and went to war with Great Britain.
  • This war is called the American Revolutionary War.
  • It lasted from 1775-1783.
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Peace Treaty

  • France, Spain, Canada and the Netherlands helped the American colonists fight the war.
  • The war ended in 1778 when the Treaty of Paris was signed.
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United States

  • The Treaty of Paris recognized the new nation--The United States of America.
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Happy Fourth of July

  • We celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks to honor our independence.
  • Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
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