Independence Day

Yesterday was Independence Day in the United States, also known as the Fourth of July!

This day is a federal day which commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on 4th July 1776. This declared the United States' Independence from Great Britain and every year Americans mark this special day with big parties featuring fireworks, parades, carnivals, barbecues and concerts.                      

Use Primary Britannica to Learn more

Using Primary Britannica, get your pupils to learn more about Independence Day by asking them to search for:

  • Independence Day
  • American Revolution
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Benjamin Franklin

We hope your pupils enjoy learning about the history of America!