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President Barack Obama is urging Americans on the Fourth of July to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence by securing liberty and opportunity for their own children as well as for future generations. (Getty Images)

Obama Urges Americans To Live Up To Declaration, Remember Patriots’ Struggle

President Barack Obama is urging Americans on the Fourth of July to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence by securing liberty and opportunity for their own children as well as for future generations.

07/04/2013

Fireworks explode in the sky above the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

D.C. Prepares for Annual ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Concert

America’s 237th birthday still is a day away but preparations are underway in the nation’s capital for the country’s official Fourth of July party.

07/03/2013

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4th of July Fireworks Create a Nightmare for Dogs

Liberty is loud and a lot of dogs have problems with those Fourth of July sounds of freedom.

07/02/2013

Watching Fireworks

Best Places To See Fireworks In Washington DC

To save you the time of roaming around in the DC heat this July 4th holiday, here are some prime choices for optimal firework viewing pleasure.

06/21/2013

4th of July food

Best 4th Of July Parties In Washington DC

Here are some of the best parties around Washington DC to celebrate our nation’s Declaration of Independence.

06/20/2013

Star Spangled Table

Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

New York (Photo Credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Behind The Fireworks – Interview With Producer Of Country’s Largest Fireworks Display

Pyro Spectaculars produces some of the biggest July 4th fireworks displays. We talked to them about their plans for this year.

06/18/2012

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Top 5 Patriotic Movies

While America does love its movies about sexy bank robbers knocking off banks and street-racers smashing up cop cars, there’s still always an audience for a good patriotic movie. Whether it’s about the US of […]

06/13/2011

colonies

Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]

06/13/2011

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Part 1: Ultimate 4th of July Playlist, The Classics

Whether you’re planning a barbeque, fireworks-viewing party or road trip, we’ve got your patriotic soundtrack covered! America’s countryside, cities, freedom and flag have been the inspiration for countless songwriters. Many of the U.S.’s most distinctive […]

06/13/2011

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