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Independence Forever: Why America Celebrates the Fourth of July

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Publication Date: June 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Matthew Spalding

Series: First Principles

Topic: Culture and religion (Calendars, special days, and ceremonies)

Keywords: Thought; Fourth of July; celebrate; why

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


The Fourth of July is a great opportunity to renew our dedication to the principles of liberty and equality enshrined in what Thomas Jefferson called "the declaratory charter of our rights."