July 4th has been celebrated as the independence day of the most powerful nation, the United States. The United States was independent on July 4th, 1776 when 13 colonies adopted the declaration of independence.
July 4th is the federal holiday made by the U.S. Congress. People celebrate it with fireworks, family get-togethers, including concerts and parades.
Challenges in this Independence Day
This independence day will be special for the United States. It enters with many challenges in this new year of independent which are:
- Economic challenges: The United States of America is the leading nation in the world and showing the path to others. But, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it hits the economy of the world’s powerful nation also. Therefore, it would be a huge responsibility to run the nation smoothly in 2020-21.
- Social challenges: With the death of black men George Floyd, the campaign “black lives matter” affects the nation to a very high extent. As at many places, people are still protesting. So, it would be a big challenge for the government to deal with protestors and generate equality amongst people.
- Political challenges: In this year, 2020, the elections of the president of the United States will be conducted in the era of pandemic COVID-19. So, dealing with the effects of the pandemic, saving the lives and economy of the nation, will be the crucial factors for selecting the leader.
History of July 4th
On this day, 13 colonies signed the historic document, Declaration of Independence, against Britain’s crown. And, it eventually forms the United States. This document was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and signed by President of the Continental Congress, John Hancock.