This series explores key dates in history: what happened on the day and the background and consequences of the event. Each title tells the story in a crisp, fast-paced style and colour and black & white photos, maps and timeline support the text. The books are perfect quick-read introductions to the dramatic events, and equally useful as high interest/low reading level books. On 4th July 1776, American declared their indepenedence after almost 200 years of British Rule. This key date in the American Revolution changed the course of history. Today the Declaration of American Independence is a treasured document and the 4th July is the most important national holiday and celebration in the USA.