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Current Event June 25, 2015

Origins of July 4th

Why do Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4th? John Adams himself thought that July 2nd would be the day Americans celebrated independence but he was wrong. What happened on July 4th to mark such an occasion? This story explores the origins of Independence Day and examines the issues of slavery and immigration in the early days of the United States.

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Story Length: 6:52

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 07/03/2014

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