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Spain and American Revolutionaries: United by a Common Enemy- Great Britain

With the arrival of July 4, national fervor will come to a head across the United States in honor of the patriots who declared and fought for independence against Great Britain, tributes that often forget the aid provided by London's great rival at the time, Spain. continue reading »

July 4th Fireworks Safety Tips

With warm weather and family events, the Fourth of July can be a fun time with great memories. But before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety. If not handled properly, fireworks can cause burn and eye injuries in kids and adults. continue reading »

Mexican President Calderon Kicks off Independence Day Celebrations With the “Grito”

Mexico is celebrating the 202nd anniversary of its independence from Spain this weekend, with a series of events scheduled to mark the occasion. continue reading »

FARC Celebrate Colombia’s Independence By Attacking Police, Dynamiting Bridge

One police officer was killed and five others wounded Friday in an attack by leftist FARC rebels as Colombia celebrated 202 years of independence from Spain. continue reading »

Why Do we Celebrate Independence Day on July 4th?

The Declaration of independence is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States. It signifies the colonies' break from Great Britain and the rule of King George III. The Second Continental Congress formed a committee to write the Declaration, but the Committee thought it would be better for only one person to write the document. continue reading »