Existing somewhere between the complex history of its past, the politicized environment of its present, and the ideal of its future, America defies a single definition. Instead, our country is built on a multiplicity of cultures, races, religions, genders, and perspectives. And despite its history, America is relatively new, having only started with a group of delegates and a famous declaration in 1776.

Every Fourth of July, we celebrate American independence from Great Britain and the birth of our country as we know it today. Add to your fireworks, barbecues, gatherings, and other holiday celebrations by sharing our new selection of poems for the Fourth of July, as well as poems about America, the American Revolution, and history.

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