Declaration of Independence

  • 4th of July should unite diversity

    We are more diverse nationally, but the 4th of July brings us together

  • National Archives celebrates Independence Day

    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.

  • Read this on the 4th of July

    It’s still possible for a person alive today to have had a grandparent that might have touched the hand of George Washington.

  • National Archives celebrates 4th with founding fathers

    The National Archives celebrates the Fourth of July with live readings of the Declaration of Independence by founding fathers, music, activities and more.

  • U.S. No ‘want of a monarch’

    The signers admonished King George III. He answered with continued “blows” to decide the question of independence.