12. HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    1. Federal Government Holidays of United States of America
    2. Religious, Social and Community Holidays of United States of America

    Federal Government Holidays and Festivals

    Religious, Community and Social Festivals and Holidays

    1. New Year’s Day (January 1)
    2. Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January)
    3. President’s Day (Third Monday in February)
    4. Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
    5. Juneteenth Day (June 19)
    6. Independence Day (July 4)
    7. Labor Day (First Monday in September)
    8. Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
    9. Veterans Day (November 11)
    10. Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
    11. Christmas Day (December 25)

    1. Valentine’s Day (February 14)
    2. Super Bowl Sunday (Early February)
    3. St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)
    4. April Fool’s Day (April 1)
    5. Good Friday
    6. Easter
    7. Passover (14th Day of the first month of
    the Jewish Year called Nisan)
    8. Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday in May)
    9. Father’s Day (3rd Sunday in June)
    10. Halloween (October 31)
    11. Kwanzaa (December 26 – January 1)

    Federal Government Holidays and Festivals of America

    There are officially 10 public or Federal Holidays on the American calendars where the Federal government is closed for business:

    • New Year’s Day (January 1)
    • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January)
    • President’s Day (Third Monday in February)
    • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
    • Juneteenth Day (June 19)
    • Independence Day (July 4)
    • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
    • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
    • Veterans Day (November 11)
    • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    OTHER MAJOR RELIGIOUS, SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    List of Social and Community Holidays of United States of America:

    • Valentine’s Day (February 14)
    • Super Bowl Sunday (Early February)
    • St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)
    • April Fool’s Day (April 1)
    • Good Friday
    • Easter
    • Passover (14th Day of the first month of the Jewish Year called Nisan)
    • Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday in May)
    • Father’s Day (3rd Sunday in June)
    • Halloween (October 31)
    • Kwanzaa (December 26 – January 1)

    1. Federal Government Holidays and Festivals of America

    Federal Government Holidays and Festivals of America:

    • New Year’s Day (January 1)
    • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January)
    • President’s Day (Third Monday in February)
    • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
    • Juneteenth Day (June 19)
    • Independence Day (July 4)
    • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
    • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
    • Veterans Day (November 11)
    • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)

    • New Year's Day (January 1)

    On New Year’s Eve, Americans, along with the rest of the world, prepare for the new year. They stay up late till midnight to celebrate and welcome the new year with alcoholic beverages, and the celebrations reach their peak after midnight. The ball drop in New York is something people still look forward to every year.

    Just a minute before the clock announces the new year, a crystal ball with colourful lights is lowered down the pole—hence the name. The event begins at noon, which hosts many star performances, and each year, one person is selected to press the ball drop activation button.
    For many years, big-name celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Cyndi Lauper, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Lady Gaga, as well as lesser-known dignitaries such as essay contest winners and high school teachers, have performed the honors.
    Since 2010, the evergreen musical piece of John Lennon’s “Imagine” has preceded the evening events of New Year’s Eve. People who don’t make it to New York can watch it on television.

    FAQ:
    Q: What is the real meaning of Happy new year?
    ANS: A New Year’s Day greeting that is said just before or shortly after midnight to wish someone a happy and successful new year.

    Q: What’s the meaning of New Year’s Day?
    ANS: The Roman god Janus, the patron of new beginnings, inspired Caesar to make January 1 the first day of the year as part of his reforms. Janus has two faces, one looking backward and the other forward, so he can see what has come before and what lies ahead.

    Q: Who celebrates new year’s first?
    ANS: Kiritimati, Kiribati, is the world’s first nation and its capital. It celebrates New Year’s Eve annually. New Zealand’s Chatham Islands, Russia’s Chukotka and Kamchatka, and Australia’s Sydney are not far behind.

    Q: Which country has last New Year?
    ANS: The first places to ring in the New Year are the Line Islands (part of Kiribati) and Tonga in the Pacific Ocean, and the last are American Samoa, Baker Island, and Howland Island (part of the United States Minor Outlying Islands).

    Q: Why was March 25 New Year’s Day?
    ANS: Around March 25, in ancient Mesopotamia, people celebrated the beginning of a new year. Ten months were all that existed back then. Planting season traditionally began in March, when the calendar was based on the seasons. Its significance led to January being designated as the first month of the calendar year.

    Q: Is March the real New Year?
    ANS: The first day of the year in the ancient Roman calendar was March 1. There were only ten months total, starting with March. Some of the names of the months still reflect the fact that the new year was originally established in March.

    • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January)

    The holiday honouring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is observed annually on the third Monday of January, close to his actual birthday (January 15). Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American activist for civil rights. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, four years after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. 

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated in the United States to pay respect to the King’s legacy and honor him. President Ronald Reagan first established this holiday on November 2nd 1983.
    He is highly respected for the fact that he was one of the world’s leading advocates for justice, equality, and human rights. He was also known for being a polarizing figure, disrupting the status quo.
    He regularly challenged higher power structures by his relentless advocacy on behalf of the American Civil Rights Movement , which unfortunately led to his assassination in 1968.
    The city of Atlanta, Georgia (his birthplace), hosts many of the day’s events. Some of the city’s museums will be offering free admission as part of the celebrations, which also feature marches, parades, and charity runs.

    FAQ:
    Q: Why is MLK day not on his birthday?
    ANS: The first time this holiday was celebrated was on January 20, 1986. In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, it is observed on the third Monday of January rather than on January 15, the actual birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Q: Is MLK day the day he died or his birthday?
    ANS: On April 4, 1968, he was murdered. King, Martin Luther, Jr. There were calls for a national holiday in King’s honor almost immediately after his death. Some municipalities and states started celebrating his birthday, January 15, as a holiday in 1970.

    Q: What president signed in 1983 making MLK Jr day a holiday?
    ANS: President Ronald Reagan
    In November 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law.In 1986, a federal holiday honoring King was observed for the first time. The process of having the holiday recognized by all 50 states took longer.

    Q: How many states have MLK Day?
    ANS: Fifty states. In the year 2000, all fifty states finally recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day, nearly thirty years after King’s assassination and nearly twenty years after it became a federal holiday.

    • President’s Day (Third Monday in February)

    George Washington’s birthday is celebrated annually as Presidents’ Day. Washington’s Birthday, which honours the first (and, some would say, best) president of the United States, was made an official holiday in 1879.

    Even though President’s Day doesn’t have many traditions, cherry pie is sometimes served in honour of the legendary cherry tree that George Washington cut down when he was a child.
    According to legend, a young Washington received a hatchet as a gift from his father and proceeded to bear everything he came across. He began to cut the bark of a cherry tree until it finally withered away. When asked about the tree bark by his father, Washington replied, “I cannot tell a lie, you know I cannot tell a lie!” I did cut it with my hatchet.” That had become really famous.
    His father had genuinely embraced him, at his son’s brave honesty.
    Generally, in the United States, businesses and federal government agencies that follow the federal holiday calendar give a one-day holiday to their staff and employees. In some states, around Washington’s birthday, this holiday honours and pays respect to all former presidents of the country and is usually celebrated on the third Monday of February.
    Retail sales events are also common around Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day is a popular time for sales and discounts at big-ticket stores like car dealerships, furniture stores, and electronics shops.

    FAQ:
    Q: What is Presidents Day and why is it celebrated?
    ANS: The holiday that was started in 1885 to honor George Washington became known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act. This law was meant to give American workers more three-day weekends.

    Q: Is it Presidents Day or President’s Day?
    ANS: Presidents’ Day is more commonly spelled with the plural possessive because it honors multiple presidents. When referring to “Presidents’ Day,” it is implied that the holiday is shared by more than one president. This is the spelling most frequently used by publications like calendars and newspapers.

    Q: Is Presidents Day a national holiday?
    ANS: Presidents Day, which is also called Washington’s Birthday, is a federal holiday that celebrates the birthday of the first president of the United States.

    Q: Do people say Happy Presidents Day?
    ANS: According to Merriam-Webster, the apostrophe should be placed at the end: “Happy Presidents’ Day. Monday, February 18 is Presidents Day. It’s something that everyone has access to.

    • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)

    Memorial Day is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May. Veterans of the United States armed forces who died serving their country on foreign battlefields are honoured this day.
    Americans honor those who lost their lives in service to this country on this day. On this day, they visit the graves of the departed souls and families get together to honor them.

    This holiday was a further step towards national reconciliation. Till the year 1890, the Memorial Day was a day celebrated in all the northern states of the nation. After the World War 1, the nature of this holiday has changed to honor all veterans who have served the country.
    A “National Moment of Remembrance” was adopted in year 2000, to remind the meaning of this holiday to Americans. This calls for all Americans to pause for a moment in reflection and silence in their own way paying homage to and commemorating the fallen American soldiers in the service.
    Some cities also host honorary parades to pay respect. What a beautiful tribute.

    FAQ:
    Q: What memorial days means?
    ANS: On the last Monday of May, Americans commemorate the lives of those who have died protecting their country. The 30th of May, 2022, was Memorial Day.

    Q: Is it OK to say Happy Memorial Day?
    ANS: Do you feel confident enough to wish someone a “Happy Memorial Day”? Of course, you can, and it should come from a place of thankful joy for the life we live today, which was made possible by the sacrifices of generations past.

    Q: Why did they change Memorial Day?
    ANS: The Uniform Monday Holiday Act was passed in 1968 to give federal workers a three-day weekend that included Memorial Day by moving it to the last Monday of May. In 1971, the regulation was altered. The same law that made Veterans Day a federal holiday also made Memorial Day one

    Q: What traditions happen on Memorial Day?
    ANS: Please share some of your favorite Memorial Day customs. Flags, insignia, and flowers are traditionally placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day, and religious services, parades, and speeches are held in communities across the United States.

    Q: Why do we pause at 3pm on Memorial Day?
    ANS: They decided on 3 o’clock because that’s when most people are out and about celebrating the Fourth of July. Traditional Memorial Day ceremonies are not replaced by “The Moment. The purpose is to bring together people of all ages in the United States in a shared act of remembrance

    Q: What do you say to someone who served on Memorial Day?
    ANS: “Thank you for your service.” “Happy Memorial Day.”

    Q: Who should you thank on Memorial Day?
    ANS: On the last Monday of May, we remember and pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. At this time of solemn remembrance, we honor the brave Americans who gave their lives defending the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States.

    Q: What flower is worn on Memorial Day?
    ANS: Red Poppy.
    The American Legion is credited with establishing National Poppy Day® in the United States by lobbying Congress to make the Friday preceding Memorial Day an official poppy holiday.Put on a red poppy on May 28 to show your respect for the military and solidarity with current and former service members.

    Q: Is Memorial Day just for veterans?
    ANS: Memorial Day in the United States is dedicated to the memory of fallen service members, while Veterans Day is a celebration of the contributions made by all veterans.

    Q: Why is the minute of silence at 11?
    ANS: The allied nations have selected this time and date to honor their fallen soldiers. After more than four years of nonstop fighting, the Western Front finally went silent at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918.

    • Juneteenth Day (June 19)

    On Juneteenth, the United States commemorates the abolition of slavery. President Joe Biden signed the legislation that made Juneteenth a federal holiday in June 2021. In addition to D.C. and the states where Juneteenth is an official holiday, other states give certain workers the day off but haven’t declared the day a legal holiday.

    On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in states that had not joined the Union.
    On June 19, 1865, Union Army General Gordon Granger liberated the first slaves in Texas.
    Though Juneteenth was recognized and been there for many years previously , it was only officially recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021 , by the president Joe Biden who signed Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.
    On Juneteenth, people celebrate the end of oppressive governments. This is to remember the end of slavery.
    The end of slavery in the United States is remembered on Juneteenth National Independence Day. This day is also called Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Black Independence Day, and Juneteenth Independence Day.
    The holiday is celebrated in a variety of ways, but for the majority of people, it is simply an opportunity for the family to gather and share a meal. In bigger cities, parades and festivals are often held to show what black-owned businesses have done.

    FAQ:
    Q: What is Juneteenth day and why is it celebrated?
    ANS: Slaves in Galveston, Texas, came to the realization that they were free on June 19, 1865. Today marks Juneteenth, an important cultural holiday.

    Q: Is Juneteenth a black holiday?
    ANS: Black people in the United States have been marking the end of slavery with a holiday called “Juneteenth” for decades, and the federal government is finally recognizing the holiday’s significance. On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth (June 19) a federal holiday.

    Q: How is Juneteenth different from Independence Day?
    ANS: Independence Day, celebrated annually on July 4, commemorates the breaking of political ties that united one people with another, as stated in the Declaration of Independence. On the other hand, Juneteenth is a time to celebrate the end of slavery and the independence of the individual.

    Q: What state was the last to free slaves?
    ANS: A constitutional amendment abolishing slavery in New Jersey was signed into law by Governor Marcus L. Ward of Newark on January 23, 1866. As governor, it was his first official duty to do this.

    Q: Is it appropriate to say Happy Juneteenth?
    ANS: Simply put, I wish you a joyous Juneteenth. The quickest and easiest way to send your Juneteenth greetings to friends and family is with a quick message wishing them the best of luck. If you don’t celebrate it, at least acknowledge that it exists as a holiday in the United States, just as you should acknowledge Black History Month and other significant anniversaries for Black Americans even if you don’t celebrate them yourself.

    Q: Does everyone get off for Juneteenth?
    ANS: It is not the responsibility of private businesses to provide paid holidays for their employees on federally recognized holidays. However, a large percentage of people It’s not just small businesses like Nike and Target that recognize Juneteenth by providing their employees with a paid day off or extra pay for working on the holiday (for those who work).

    Q: Who gets Juneteenth off as a holiday?
    ANS: Texas made history in 1980 by making Juneteenth a legal holiday. Mr. Biden declared the day a national holiday on June 17, 2021. In these states and DC, you can take the day off with pay.

    Q: When did slavery end in the US?
    ANS: On December 6, 1865.

    Q: What was the last day of slavery in America?
    ANS: On what is now known as Juneteenth, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to spread the news of the end of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery.

    Q: What are Juneteenth colors?
    ANS: You may have noticed that the Juneteenth flag shares the same red, white, and blue colors as the American flag. The intention was to show that people descended from slaves are equal to other Americans in terms of freedom.

    Q: What state did slavery last the longest?
    ANS: Delaware. Though April 18th, 1846, was celebrated as “Emancipation Day” in New Jersey, slavery did not end in the state until the 13th Amendment was ratified. Even after it was no longer profitable, Delaware was the last state to abolish slavery.

    • Independence Day (July 4)

    A common way for Americans to celebrate the Fourth of July is to display the flag, host barbecues for family and friends, and watch fireworks displays.
    The Fourth of July celebrates the American declaration of independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the British rule, on July 4th of 1776. The Independence Day is one of the most significant national holidays for the American and one of the few holidays with a fixed date -4th of July. Independence Day is celebrated in the nation to commemorate the declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

    The actual separation of the thirteen colonies from British rule was actually on July 2nd 1776. But the official declaration was only accepted on July 4th.
    Two American presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only American presidents who were also present at the signing of the constitution, had died on the same day – July 4, 1826, 50 years after the American Independence. Another imminent figure, President James Monroe, also died on the same day of July 4th, five years later.
    At the night time, people gather together in viewing spots to enjoy the splendid fireworks light the sky. The most exciting part of this day would be the grand finale of fireworks fired in quick succession one after another, creating a cacophony similar to the great wartime battle. In some places, in addition to fire crackers and similar products, people are allowed to purchase their own fireworks to set off.

    FAQ:
    Q: What actually happened on July 4th 1776?
    ANS: Independence Day. The Declaration of Independence was adopted by a vote of unanimous approval at the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. This supposedly announced that the colonies were declaring independence from Britain.

    Q: Why Independence Day is celebrated in USA?
    ANS: To celebrate freedom and independence, many people celebrate on July 4th. On this date in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was ratified by the Continental Congress. American colonists expressed their frustration with Great Britain’s rule in a formal declaration. They were seeking independence from any other nation.

    Q: Why is Independence Day 1776 and not 1783?
    ANS: In a vote taken on July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. John Adams predicted that this would be the date that history would remember.

    Q: When did America gain Independence from Britain?
    ANS: Declaring Independence. On July 2, 1776, Congress voted to declare independence. Two days later, it ratified the text of the Declaration.

    Q: What country has the same Independence Day as USA?
    ANS: Besides the United States, only Denmark observes July 4 as a national holiday. Picnics, speeches, and the singing of some American songs are just some of the traditions that have brought thousands of people to Rebild National Park in Jutland every year since 1911.

    Q: Why did the US declare independence from England?
    ANS: They rebelled against the Brits because they were unfair with their tax policies. The lack of agency in their lives contributed to their violence. At the time of their founding, the American colonies were a part of the British Empire. Britain raised taxes on items like tea that were staples in the colonists’ diets.

    Q: What happened in the US between 1776 and 1789?
    ANS: The United States of America was established as a sovereign nation with its own government by a group of thirteen former colonies of the British Empire between 1776 and 1789. Battles between colonial militias and the British Army erupted in 1775. The American Revolutionary War had officially begun. A group of delegates to the Second Continental Congress drafted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

    Q: How long did Britain rule America?
    ANS: To this day, the United States remains independent of British rule. Each colony was governed by the British before Independence Day, July 4, 1776, and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. With the founding of Jamestown in 1607, this trend began. That means the British Empire ruled over the colonies for 99 full years.

    Q: Are Americans originally British?
    ANS: Formerly known as “Anglo-Americans,” today’s English-speaking Americans trace their roots back to the British Isles. 25.21 million people identified as being originally from England in the 2020 American Community Survey.

    Q: Is America ruled by British?
    ANS: Before the American Revolutionary War, each state had its own constitution, which gave people rights like freedom of speech, religion, and the press. During the war, the 13 colonies came together to get rid of British control.

    Q: Why do we say 4th of July instead of Independence Day?
    ANS: On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which Jefferson largely drafted. The vote for independence was on July 2, but July 4 has always been recognized as the day America won its independence.

    Q: What was America called before Independence Day?
    ANS: United Colonies. The Second Continental Congress formally changed the name of the United Colonies on September 9, 1776. Ahead of that, they were known as the “United Colonies.” The phrase “United States of America” has since come to symbolize liberty and autonomy.

    Q: Why was there no US President in 1776?
    ANS: The Articles of Confederation created a government structure in which the presidency was not present. The position of President of Congress in the Confederation Congress was highly respected.

    Q: Is it OK to say Happy Independence Day?
    ANS: It is more appropriate to wish people “Happy Independence Day” rather than “Happy 4th of July.”

    Q: Why are Americans called Americans?
    ANS: In order to differentiate between British citizens who remained in the “Old World” and those who emigrated to the “New World,” the term “American” was coined. After the colonies declared their independence from Britain and the United States of America was formed, the term “British American” became obsolete.

    Q: Which President was silent?
    ANS: Although Coolidge had a reputation as an engaging and persuasive public speaker, he was notoriously quiet behind closed doors. The nickname “Silent Cal” was given to him because he rarely spoke

    Q: What President is the most forgotten?
    ANS: Most Americans know relatively little about Harrison, who served as president. An article published in 2012 by The New York Times referred to Harrison as “the most forgotten president.” The only other president to have the same person serve as vice president and then as president is Harrison. In addition, his grandfather was also a president, making him unique among presidents.

    Q: What are Indian in America called?
    ANS: American Indian, also called Indian, Native American, indigenous American, aboriginal American, Amerindian, or Amerind, member of any of the aboriginal peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

    Q: Who Kept America name?
    ANS: On his 1507 map, Waldseemüller gave the new continent the name “America.” The news that Columbus and the other explorers of the late 15th century had discovered a new continent prompted him to take this action.

    • Independence Day (July 4)

    A common way for Americans to celebrate the Fourth of July is to display the flag, host barbecues for family and friends, and watch fireworks displays.
    The Fourth of July celebrates the American declaration of independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the British rule, on July 4th of 1776. The Independence Day is one of the most significant national holidays for the American and one of the few holidays with a fixed date -4th of July. Independence Day is celebrated in the nation to commemorate the declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

    The actual separation of the thirteen colonies from British rule was actually on July 2nd 1776. But the official declaration was only accepted on July 4th.
    Two American presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only American presidents who were also present at the signing of the constitution, had died on the same day – July 4, 1826, 50 years after the American Independence. Another imminent figure, President James Monroe, also died on the same day of July 4th, five years later.
    At the night time, people gather together in viewing spots to enjoy the splendid fireworks light the sky. The most exciting part of this day would be the grand finale of fireworks fired in quick succession one after another, creating a cacophony similar to the great wartime battle. In some places, in addition to fire crackers and similar products, people are allowed to purchase their own fireworks to set off.

    FAQ:
    Q: What actually happened on July 4th 1776?
    ANS: Independence Day. The Declaration of Independence was adopted by a vote of unanimous approval at the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. This supposedly announced that the colonies were declaring independence from Britain.

    Q: Why Independence Day is celebrated in USA?
    ANS: To celebrate freedom and independence, many people celebrate on July 4th. On this date in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was ratified by the Continental Congress. American colonists expressed their frustration with Great Britain’s rule in a formal declaration. They were seeking independence from any other nation.

    Q: Why is Independence Day 1776 and not 1783?
    ANS: In a vote taken on July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. John Adams predicted that this would be the date that history would remember.

    Q: When did America gain Independence from Britain?
    ANS: Declaring Independence. On July 2, 1776, Congress voted to declare independence. Two days later, it ratified the text of the Declaration.

    Q: What country has the same Independence Day as USA?
    ANS: Besides the United States, only Denmark observes July 4 as a national holiday. Picnics, speeches, and the singing of some American songs are just some of the traditions that have brought thousands of people to Rebild National Park in Jutland every year since 1911.

    Q: Why did the US declare independence from England?
    ANS: They rebelled against the Brits because they were unfair with their tax policies. The lack of agency in their lives contributed to their violence. At the time of their founding, the American colonies were a part of the British Empire. Britain raised taxes on items like tea that were staples in the colonists’ diets.

    Q: What happened in the US between 1776 and 1789?
    ANS: The United States of America was established as a sovereign nation with its own government by a group of thirteen former colonies of the British Empire between 1776 and 1789. Battles between colonial militias and the British Army erupted in 1775. The American Revolutionary War had officially begun. A group of delegates to the Second Continental Congress drafted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

    Q: How long did Britain rule America?
    ANS: To this day, the United States remains independent of British rule. Each colony was governed by the British before Independence Day, July 4, 1776, and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. With the founding of Jamestown in 1607, this trend began. That means the British Empire ruled over the colonies for 99 full years.

    Q: Are Americans originally British?
    ANS: Formerly known as “Anglo-Americans,” today’s English-speaking Americans trace their roots back to the British Isles. 25.21 million people identified as being originally from England in the 2020 American Community Survey.

    Q: Is America ruled by British?
    ANS: Before the American Revolutionary War, each state had its own constitution, which gave people rights like freedom of speech, religion, and the press. During the war, the 13 colonies came together to get rid of British control.

    Q: Why do we say 4th of July instead of Independence Day?
    ANS: On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which Jefferson largely drafted. The vote for independence was on July 2, but July 4 has always been recognized as the day America won its independence.

    Q: What was America called before Independence Day?
    ANS: United Colonies. The Second Continental Congress formally changed the name of the United Colonies on September 9, 1776. Ahead of that, they were known as the “United Colonies.” The phrase “United States of America” has since come to symbolize liberty and autonomy.

    Q: Why was there no US President in 1776?
    ANS: The Articles of Confederation created a government structure in which the presidency was not present. The position of President of Congress in the Confederation Congress was highly respected.

    Q: Is it OK to say Happy Independence Day?
    ANS: It is more appropriate to wish people “Happy Independence Day” rather than “Happy 4th of July.”

    Q: Why are Americans called Americans?
    ANS: In order to differentiate between British citizens who remained in the “Old World” and those who emigrated to the “New World,” the term “American” was coined. After the colonies declared their independence from Britain and the United States of America was formed, the term “British American” became obsolete.

    Q: Which President was silent?
    ANS: Although Coolidge had a reputation as an engaging and persuasive public speaker, he was notoriously quiet behind closed doors. The nickname “Silent Cal” was given to him because he rarely spoke

    Q: What President is the most forgotten?
    ANS: Most Americans know relatively little about Harrison, who served as president. An article published in 2012 by The New York Times referred to Harrison as “the most forgotten president.” The only other president to have the same person serve as vice president and then as president is Harrison. In addition, his grandfather was also a president, making him unique among presidents.

    Q: What are Indian in America called?
    ANS: American Indian, also called Indian, Native American, indigenous American, aboriginal American, Amerindian, or Amerind, member of any of the aboriginal peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

    Q: Who Kept America name?
    ANS: On his 1507 map, Waldseemüller gave the new continent the name “America.” The news that Columbus and the other explorers of the late 15th century had discovered a new continent prompted him to take this action.