US Independence Day, the 4th of July, celebrates the U.S. Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. The American Revolutionary War lasted from 1775 to 1783.
New York City hosts one of America’s great 4th of July celebrations. Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are broadcast nationally.
FOURTH OF JULY
Monday, July 4, 2022
NBC & NYC WATERFRONT
Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 8pm ET
Monday-Friday, June 29 – July 3
Nightly popups in every NYC borough
Saturday, July 4, 2020
CNBC Channel 4
US Independence Inspired Revolutions Around the World
The American Revolution inspired humanitarian revolutions around the world.
We are taught from childhood to be proud of the American Revolution (1765-1783) in a rather self-centered way. Perhaps we should be even more proud of how we once inspired the world.
The American Revolution was one of the inspirations for the French Revolution (1789-1799), the Haitian Revolution (1791-1803) and even the Latin American revolutions that followed after 1810.
Our vision for independence was powerful, but not perfect. Our founding fathers were human slavers which is an inexcusable fail. Yet they inspired the Haitian Revolution which was the beginning of the end of legal human slavery.
It’s worth contemplating what the U.S. Declaration of Independence meant to the world in 1776 and what it means to us now. Can we inspire the world again?