4th of July – Independence Day of the United States of America.
4th of July:
The 4th of July has been celebrated as Independence Day for the United States of America. Since the year 1776 and with each year the celebration surmounts to another higher level of jubilation and grandeur. But this year, let us take you to the start of this tradition. The origins of one of the most prosperous countries in the world, the United States of America.
In order to understand the roots of this nation’s independence, we’d like to take you back to the colonial days of the 18th century where 13 colonies of the British Empire formed a united front and strived to seek independence from their British autocratic rulers. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
The World Wars:
World History as our witness we can certainly admit that both the World Wars were the most disastrous, horrendous, and tragic events to have taken place on this planet. And as progressive and advanced the United States is in current time, it has been equally involved in warfare and disputes in the past. In world war 1, U.S.A was in the Allied powers alongside Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, and Japan. But as the saying “friends become foes” goes. In the second World, War Japan had become U.S.A’s arch-nemesis. Japan had switched sides to join the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) and was in a constant state of war with the U.S in particular. All this enmity and rage finally took the shape of what is now known as the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15, citing the devastating power of “a new and most cruel bomb.” The bomb dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki were “Little Boy” and Fat Man” respectively, the latter being more disastrous in nature.
The nature of this act was so despicable and monstrous that even the scientists who created the two bombs and carried out the execution said they couldn’t sleep at night knowing what they did caused lakhs of innocent people to die a tragic death. Even though the Allied Forces won World War 2 and U.S emerged most victorious of all, the negativity and shame of these two acts entailed them for decades and still does.
However, coming to the current times, the U.S.A as we all know has become a superpower in the world. It is one of the 5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and has always been a promoter of successful economic policies and establishing peaceful relationships with its trade partners. The U.S is the world’s largest economy and has been at the helm since 1871. Not only has the country achieved a feat in its economic success but has also been home to one of the most famous musicians, artists, and singers of the world like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Madonna, Beyoncé, etc. U.S.A is also home to numerous world heritage sites and natural scenic locations which prove to be a huge tourist attraction for people coming to visit. The US is also quite famous for HOLLYWOOD which has its fans scattered all across the globe. In India, people have long considered The United States of America as the ideal place to live happily and that would be enough to show how advanced and utopian the country really is.
Finally, on this auspicious occasion of Independence Day we’d like to celebrate the great and proud history of The United States of America.
How they’ve accomplished several milestones ranging from space exploration to excelling in cultural arts globally. The 4th of July is a reminder to pay respects to the forefathers of this nation and to shine upon a hopeful, bright future which shall extend this glory in all its forms.
WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!