Independence Day - Vocabulary

Read through this paragraph about the Independence Day holiday.  Look at the highlighted vocabulary words and then answer the questions below by selecting the correct answer from the drop down menu choices.

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.


Many countries celebrate holidays.  Most have been passed down from one generation to another.  The holidays often highlight the  of the country.

The United States did not want to be ruled by a monarch.  The founding fathers decided that a government was better.

A government, a club, or even a family can make a decision to do something.  Each has the ability to decide upon the of an idea or other item.

Weddings and graduations are both examples of

In the USA, many high schools graduates gather together after ten or 25 years at to celebrate their past and to see old friends have not seen in some time.

Sunday afternoon in the USA is often with watching the National Football League play their games.

Veterans Day, November 11, is a day for members of the military for their brave service to the country.

Going away to college is sometimes the first chance for students to achieve from their parents.

When watching a TV commercial, you will often find companies that they have the best product for you to use.

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