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Updated: February 20, 2004

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Independence Day

The Declaration of Independence Homepage
The Declaration of Independence was a collaborative effort. This site gives you the chance to examine each draft.

History and Documents of July 4th
The Betsy Ross Homepage
The history of our flag is entwined with Betsy Ross. Visit her home page and find out more about her, the flag and what it represents.

Story of Independance Day
Here you can retrieve a brief history leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Independence Day: America's Birthday
The actual day America celebrates, but did you know the process took far longer. Check out the facts and traditions.

Happy Birthday America!
Learn about Mount Rushmore, fireworks dispays, American History, The Flag, and more.

Historic Documents
Are you interested in the Declaration of Independence, the Magna Carta, the Gettysburg Address, or the Emancipation Proclamation. Visit this site and read the contents for yourself.

The Charters of Freedom
View the documents that are symbols of American liberty.

The History of Fireworks
Find out the origins of fireworks and the part it plays in our celebration.

Independence Day Crafts
Find out about safe Seltzer Rockets for Kids. Do you need to decorate your bike for a parade? The answers are here.

July 4th Crafts
Enjoy American Independence day projects for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children.

Cooking for the Holiday
Start here for special dishes and drinks.
See also CBTL Food - Holiday Cooking.

Fabulous Foods
Make a display of your own with great recipes for the 4th.

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