5-3 A Nation is Born - July 4, 1776

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On July 4th, 1776 many Americans signed the Declaration of Independence.  The Declaration of Independence said the people of the colonies in America were a free people.  The people of the colonies wanted to form their own country called the United States of America.  They fought King George of England to be free to rule themselves.

The Declaration of Independence said:

We hold these truths to be self evident;
that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable rights.

This statement told the king that nobody was above someone else.  That all people were equal!  King George would not accept this and a war began called the Revolutionary War.  We fought England and won.

We celebrate our independence each July 4th!


What happened on July 4, 1776?

The colonies held a grand party.
The colonies fought Mexico.
The colonies declared their independence from England.


Who was the King of England when the colonies created the Declaration of Independence?

King Henry
King George
King David


The Declaration of Independence said that the people of the colonies were

A free people.
A part of England.
A part of Canada.


The Declaration of Independence said "that all men were created equal."  This means

Only men had rights.
Only women had rights.
All men and women of all nationalities are equal.


The United States of America celebrates its birthday on

June 4th
July 4th
January 1st



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