2 227 years ago...on July 4th, 1776 This great nation, the United States of America, In a struggle for what was right and free, Was proudly born... May we celebrate that precious freedom For which our forbears fought so bravely... The freedom that is inherent In the Stars and Stripes, our revered flag... Celebrate Freedom This Fourth of July!
4 The flag of the United States is red, white, and blue The flag of the United States is red, white, and blue. The fifty stars represent the fifty states. The thirteen red and white stripes represent the first thirteen coloniesMassachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland,Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
5 THE 1st PRESIDENTGeorge Washington was the first president of the United States of America. He was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. We celebrate his birthday on February 22 with a holiday.
7 The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the people of the United States from the people of France. She stands in the middle of the harbor of New York City. She is a symbol of hope and freedom for immigrants."Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
8 THE LIBERTY BELLThe Liberty Bell is the bell of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was rung on July 8, 1776 to proclaim the independence of the United States of America from England. It cracked in 1835.
9 THE BOLD EAGLEThe Bald Eagle is the symbol bird of the United States of America. The Bald Eagle represents the traits of courage, independence, and strength. It is a large eagle with white-feathered head and neck.
10 THE 4th of JULYThe Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, This is the birthday of the United States of America. It is usually celebrated with fireworks displays. Fireworks represent the battle of the War of 1812 Francis Scott Keys saw when he wrote the Star-Spangled Banner, the National Anthem.