4 De julio dia de la independencia

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1. First all you need read the following reading about the day of independence (4 July) United states.
2. After you read you should compare the day of independence of United stateswith the independence of Colombia in your own words and you will give some comments, and what do you think is the best?
Day of Independence (4 July)
UNITED STATES

Independence Day is the mostimportant secular holiday in the United States. It is celebrated on 4 July and marks America's independence from Britain.
As you surely know, Britain once had various colonies on the Americancontinent. Many British people moved to those colonies, and during the first 150 years of colonization Britain did not interfere in colonial affairs. In 1763, however, Britain suddenly changed its policy: itenforced restrictions on American trade and manufacturing and tried to levy more and more taxes on the colonists, e.g. taxes on paper, sugar and tea. A high tax on tea finally provoked protest: on 16December, 1773, some colonists dressed as Native Americans boarded British ships and threw tea into Boston harbour; that event became known as The Boston Tea Party. Britain in return passed another lawin 1774—the Five Intolerable Acts—which wasn't accepted by the colonists. So in 1775, the War of Independence began.
At the beginning of the conflict, only few wanted to be independent from Britain.Most colonists thought that the English Parliament was to blame for the high taxes, and so they asked King George III for support. Seeing, however, that the king didn't help them but instead sent anarmy to fight the colonists, more and more colonists eventually wanted independence from Britain.
On 2 July, 1776, Congress voted for independence. The content of the declaration was under discussionfor two days before, on 4 July, the Declaration of Independence was accepted. (The original document can now be seen in the National Archives exhibition hall in Washington, D.C.)
Whilst in 1776,...
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