We are more diverse nationally, but the 4th of July brings us together
July 4 is the National Archives’ Super Bowl. The home of the original Declaration of Independence goes all out, with events including live readings of the Declaration on the steps of the Archives. Huge crowds of spectators join in, shouting “Huzzah” and “Boo,” prompted at the appropriate moments by NARA employees. Watch the festivities here.
It’s still possible for a person alive today to have had a grandparent that might have touched the hand of George Washington.
The National Archives celebrates the Fourth of July with live readings of the Declaration of Independence by founding fathers, music, activities and more.
The signers admonished King George III. He answered with continued “blows” to decide the question of independence.