Why do Americans celebrate the 4th of July? In 1776, the American patriots in the 13 Colonies were at war with Great Britain. England ruled the 13 colonies.King George III of England passed several acts (laws) that seemed unfair to the colonists. The colonists called these the Intolerable Acts, because they believed that the acts were impossible to tolerate (live with). This article outlines, in 4th-6th grade kidspeak, the events surrounding the origins of the Declaration of Independence (link to the title) . You can find American History homework help and lesson plans. You're welcome to print and use in class as needed. For other free printables on the this historic event, click here. read more.
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