July 4th Fun Stuff
Celebrating the 4th
- History of July 4th Celebrations
America's biggest secular holiday
- Facts on Fireworks
A brief history of the world's favorite explosives
- Consumer Fireworks
Find information about state regulations concerning the sell of consumer fireworks
- Patriotic Music for Independence Day
The best songs for your 4th of July picnic
- Star Mangled Banner
A look at some controversial, and botched, renditions of our national anthem
- BBQ Primer
Good times in the backyard
- Hot Dogs Galore
In honor of National Hot Dog Month, some answers to those dogging questions
- History of the Declaration of Independence
The formal declaration announcing the separation of the colonies from Great Britain
- Founders' Wisdom
Quotations from signers of the Declaration of Independence
- American Revolution
Thirteen Colonies won independence from Great Britain and became the United States
- Paul Revere
Bio of the man who warned the American colonists that the British forces were coming
- Molly Pitcher
Read how this legendary Revolutionary War figure got her name
- Boston Tea Party
Brief account of the conflict between British Parliament and American colonists before the Revolution
- Francis Scott Key
Bio of the lawyer and poet who wrote The Start Spangled Banner
Facts, Stats, & Trivia
- Independence Day Family Trivia Package
Try Infoplease's brain-busting quizzes for Independence Day.
- Born on the 4th of July
Who else celebrates birthdays on July 4th?
- Independence Day by the Numbers
How many flags, how many hot dogs
- Slideshow: Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C.
Pictures and facts about cherry trees in Washington, D.C.
- Slideshow: Washington, D.C. Landmarks
Pictures and facts about notable landmarks in Washington, D.C.
- Slideshow: Statues around Washington, D.C.
Pictures and facts about statues that are found around the district.
- Slideshow: Landmarks of Boston
Pictures and facts about historical landmarks in Boston
- Fireworks Jigsaw Game
Try to put these crazy fireworks back together