On July 4th, the Continental Congress (the Continental Congress was a group of delegates who worked together to act on behalf of the North American colonies in the 1770s) formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which had been written largely by Thomas Jefferson a 3rd American president of Democratic-Republican Party, 1801-1809. Though the vote for actual independence took place on July 2nd, from then on the 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence in 1776.
On that day, the Americans celebrated the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The Declaration announced the political separation of the 13 North American colonies from Great Britain.
British America comprised the colonial territories of the English Empire, which after the 1707 union of the Kingdom of England with the Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain became the British Empire, in the Americas from 1607 to 1783.
The colonists fought the British because they wanted to be free from Britain just like our India also fought against Great Britain and on the 15th of August 1947 declared independence from British colonialism, and the reins of control were handed over to the leaders of the Country. Colonists fought the British because of unfair taxes. They fought because they didn’t have self-government. When the American colonies formed, they were part of Britain.
Meanwhile, the 40th Governor of California tweeted We’re about to celebrate Independence Day, but freedom is under attack by Republican leaders in states like Florida. They’re banning books, restricting speech, making it harder to vote, and criminalizing women. It’s time to stand up. Don’t let them take your freedom.