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Explore the history of the 4th of July and its beloved fireworks.

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    America declared independence on July 2—so why is the 4th a holiday?

    America declared independence on July 2—so why is the 4th a holiday?

    The colonies had already voted for freedom from British rule, but debates over slavery held up the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

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