Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays! I get to see my cousins and watch the fireworks in my front yard! Though I find the Revolutionary War a very bloody and sad war it still remains one of my all time favorite wars in American History. The raw courage of the men and women of that time astounds me. But one thing that drives me absolutely mad, is that American history never fully tells the British side of the story. The reason the British taxed us is because they were in severe debt, so they looked to the land they had claims on and taxed us. But we didn't like it so we rebelled. Now this made Britain look bad, it made them look like they couldn't handle their own land so they raised the taxes and when that only made us more angry they sent in troops to quell the rebellion. But we were very hostile to them and that made the troops feel like they had something to prove. Matters just got worse for the British and eventually we concurred the Mother Country. Now having that said here is some pictures of the fireworks. Like I said we all sat in our front yard and watched the fireworks! I love the fact that I can feel the explosions in my chest! (sorry about the street light and the telephone wires)
Well there they are! Lighting up the sky proclaiming a victory that looked impossible to many. Happy 235th Birthday America!