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

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

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

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

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

8 The colonists formed an army and went to war with Great Britain.The colonists formed an army and went to war with Great Britain. This war is called the American Revolutionary War.This war is called the American Revolutionary War. It lasted from It lasted from

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

10 The Treaty of Paris recognized the new nation--The United States of America.The Treaty of Paris recognized the new nation--The United States of America.

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

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