VOAVideo: Americans Reflect on Meaning of Independence Day
America’s independence holiday, July 4th, is a chance for Americans to take the day off, have a picnic, go to the beach, take advantage of sales at the shopping mall. But for many Americans, it is also a time to reflect on the historic meaning of July 4th. (download mp3)
USCIS 100:8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?▪ announced our
- independence (from Great Britain)
- declared our independence (from Great Britain)
- said that the United States is free (from Great Britain)
USCIS 100:9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
- pursuit of happiness
USCIS 100:62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
- (Thomas) Jefferson
USCIS 100:63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
- July 4, 1776
USCIS 100:99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?*
- July 4
USCIS 100:100. Name two national U.S. holidays.
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Presidents’ Day
- Memorial Day/li>
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day