4th Of July Research Paper

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Topic: The history, festivities and the use of fireworks on the 4th of July.

Specific purpose: Inform the audience about the history, festivities and the use of fireworks on the 4th of July.

Central idea: From the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the present day, enjoyment of festivities and fireworks have brought much pride and respect for our great nation.


I. Imagine large bursts of fire in the sky and expositions all around you that are decorating the landscape as you smell freedom.
A. What is it?
B. It’s Independence Day or also known as the 4th of July.
II. My love for this great country led me to investigate where it all began and everything to do with it.
III. I have discovered that there is a lot more
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The Declaration of Independence was penned by Thomas Jefferson and signed by 56 men representing 13 colonies.
B. The average age of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was 45. Ben Franklin was the oldest at 70, and Edward Rullage was the youngest at age 26.

Connective: Now that we know a little about the history of the 4th of July, let’s see why it’s such a great holiday.

II. Americans have always found ways to celebrate Independence Day.

A. The oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States is the 4th of July parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, it began in 1785.

B. Americans began observing the 4th of July as early as 1777, when the first major celebration in Philadelphia included a parade and a thirteen shot cannon salute. 1. The first Independence Day celebration took place on July 8, 1776. This means we have celebrated 239 4th of July’s since 1776, that’s a lot of food! a. During celebrations, Americans eats a record number, which is 155 million hot dogs during this time. b. This also means we go through a lot of buns and condiments.

Transition: As I have said the 4th of July is a day we can all enjoy, besides lets move on to something else talking about food is making me