May 31, 2020

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Celebrating America

July 4th fireworks, Washington, D.C.

Highsmith, Carol M. “July 4th fireworks, Washington, D.C.” 2007 July 4. Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Why do you think we have fireworks display on July 4th, the day the U.S. celebrates its birth as a country?

Read the article from America’s Library, Independence Day: Americans Celebrate the Birth of Their Nation, then answer the question at the end about how you celebrate.

Do you think it is important for citizens to celebrate the birth of their country? Why or why not?

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

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