Thursday, 4 July 2019
American Independence Day - more commonly known as the 'Fourth of July'. This marks the day when in 1776 when the colonies, now known as the United states of America, gained its independence from Britain.
At the time of independence the United States had a population of just 2.5 million compared with a population now in excess of 300 million.
The country was a group of different states and was known as the 'United Colonies ' - the name was not changed to the United States of America until September 1776.
In the classroom: Learn some basic facts about the 'Fourth of July'. Get the children to research which states were in existance at the time of the Declaration of Independence and maybe look at the evolution of the United States.
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