The thirteen colonies: Connecticut, Delaw3are, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia.

1801 – The first public Fourth of July reception at the White House occurred.
1804 – The first Fourth of July celebration west of the Mississippi.
1805 – Boston has its first fireworks display.
1876 – Centennial celebrations throughout the United States and abroad.
1884 – The formal presentation of the Stature of Liberty takes place in the Gauthier workshop in Paris.
1887 – First Fourth of July celebration in Yellowstone National Park.
1912 – The new national flay with 48 states is “formally and officially endowed.”
1926 – The 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration takes place throughout the nation.
1960 – The 50th star American flag waves for the first time as Hawaii is given statehood.
1976 – The nation’s Bicentennial occurs.

The stars on the flag were in a circle so that no one colony would be viewed above another. It is reported that George Washing said, “Let the 13 stars in a circle stand as a new constellation in the heavens.”

The Words “Under God” weren’t added until 1954 to the Pledge of Allegiance.

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