• Avani Sood

What is The 4th of July and the point of view of non-americans!

The Declaration of Independence is the birth certificate of the American nation, the first public document ever to use the name "The United States of America" and has been fundamental to American history longer than any other text. This day is incredibly significant in American history, as it marks the day the United States officially became its own nation. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776 and thus, America was born. This allowed other world powers to supply aid to the American cause; the Declaration transformed the British civil war into a global war involving Britain, Spain, France, the Dutch Republic, and, of course, America. The effects of the Declaration of Independence can still be clearly observed in the world today. Many other countries followed the American's lead and became independent. The French Revolution was partially caused by American ideals. Their Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen very closely reflects the principles found in the Declaration of Independence. The Austrian province of Flanders along with some 120 countries also decided to declare its independence in the two centuries following the writing of the Declaration of Independence. All of these countries took ideas directly out of the American Declaration when it wrote its own declaration.

The Americans must be grateful to the equality in individuals, and America becoming the free world.

American citizens celebrate America’s birthday with festivals, parades, fireworks, barbecues, fireworks, sparklers, and other festive activities. The day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. This document declared that the 13 American colonies were no longer under British rule and were free, independent states

In the Fourth of July celebrations, fireworks signify national pride and patriotism. They had been used in China since at least the 12th century, and in the 15th century, they became popular with European monarchs as a way to celebrate national triumphs, the restoration of peace, and the monarchs' own birthdays. Fireworks have been part of Independence Day in the United States since its first celebration, in 1777.

As a Non-American, the 4th of July is important to me. Having independence is important in order for a country and its people to develop.

The British point of view:

According to the texts available, there was a divided opinion on American Independence. Many Britishers celebrated the news. Many are sensitive to the freedom of nations. But at the very same time, it is very difficult for a free nation to take care of its economy. Nonetheless, the declaration of independence of America was an alarm for the oppressors. Because like dominoes various countries started the same and Brits lost their colonies.

Indian point of view:

India and America share their journey of oppression by Brits. America, which gained independence in the 1970s, is now a superpower. Setting a role for us. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We too can become a superpower as we have a role model like the US. Gives me hopes for our nation

So we should not take our independence for granted, instead, we must unite and defend our independence as a nation or follow what others tell us to do.