United States Declaration of Independence. Photo by: Wikimedia Commons
United States Declaration of Independence. Photo by: Wikimedia Commons

Tradition Behind Independence Day

United States Congressman and politicians collectively gathered in Philadelphia in 1774 to announce our freedom from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Now in 2016, people in the United States celebrate the country’s independence, at the same time, protests in the London have been taking place following the Brexit vote to separate their country from the European Union.

In connection, Britain and the U.S. both wanted their independence, but in Britain’s case; some of the country may have come to realize being connected with the EU is better overall. Reuters recently reported on Brexit in Britain.


In our Declaration of Independence it states:

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

In each case, both countries project independence to achieve happiness, and I believe that overall, both countries have had to revert back to a interconnected partnership with one another, as well as other countries to maintain stability. Many of the trade agreements display the level of importance each country has to one another.

The United States has a common theme of opportunity and prosperity to those that work hard. The pursuit of happiness. Additionally, companies and startups in the U.S. that see major growth can be generated from partnerships with other companies, similar to countries being connected.

We live in, and demand a state or condition of people who are able to act and speak freely; this is also known as liberty.

And, the experience of life should be a right that everyone can be apart of.

What is beautiful about the world we live in today, is that we can share information with people instantly with the Internet. All of the things we want to achieve independently is good, but to be great, and truly sustainable, is to share the experience of life with everyone.

I support that Britain rejoins the EU, and that the United States works more on providing resources to immigration programs.

We live in one of the most developed countries in the world, and should celebrate how far we have come. Our country should also continue to help other countries around the world reach a level of sustainability, so we can work more together, and and less against each other.

Aside from Brexit, Independence Day has rich history all over the world. IBT reports that only two people actually signed the document on July 4th, and most of the signatures were added Aug. 2, 1776.

They also add that The Philippines obtained their independence from the U.S. in 1946. Additionally, they note that fireworks were used starting in 1777.