Celebrate Independence Day! This great holiday is traditionally observed with parades, band concerts, picnics, and fireworks. Here are some Fourth of July recipes—from fried chicken and burgers to patriotic desserts.
Fourth of July Recipes
Add festive flair with these colorful desserts!
History of Independence Day
In the United States, July 4 marks the day in 1776 when the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
Writing in July 1776 from Philadelphia, John Adams related to his wife, Abigail: "Yesterday the greatest Question was decided, which ever was debated in America, and a greater, perhaps, never was or will be decided among Men. A Resolution was passed without one dissenting Colony . . . "