4th of July 2021: how a tax on playing cards and a thwarted tea shipment led to US Independence Day

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  • Date: 02-Jul-2021
  • Source: The Telegraph
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Middle East
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4th of July 2021: how a tax on playing cards and a thwarted tea shipment led to US Independence Day

July 4 1776 was a prominent day in American history, as the 13 colonies successfully claimed their independence from the British Empire. In what is now known as Independence Day, the US' most beloved national holiday is celebrated annually on the Fourth of July, with millions of Americans coming together to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of their nation. From the history behind America's independence to the modern celebrations, here is everything you need to know. What is Independence Day? Independence Day commemorates the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776. Introduced by the Second Continental Congress, the statement outlined that the 13 American colonies were united, independent states, who were no longer subject to British monarch. Recognised annually by Americans, fireworks, parades and other patriotic celebrations are held every year on the Fourth of July to celebrate the colonies breaking free from British control. Although lockdown restrictions have almost fully eased off, many of the usual celebrations or gatherings will have to be adjusted still due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Why did Americans want independence from Britain? The relationship between the settlers and British had been amicable, however tensions started to escalate over the imposition

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