- from 1776
Four days after the delegates approved the Declaration, Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell rang out loudly. Over and over, it called the people to come hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence.
When the reader finished, people cheered and sang. Despite the celebration, the fight for freedom was just beginning. Five more years passed before the Americans won their war of independence. After the American Revolution ended, Americans joined together each year on July 4 to mark the birthday of the new nation. The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is still our most important national holiday.