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The Statue of Liberty is an iconic monument erected in Manhattan, New York, USA. For Americans, and people everywhere, it is a symbol of freedom, hope, and democracy. The French people built the Statue of Liberty and gave it as a gift to the American people during the Revolutionary War. The Revolutionary War, also called American/British War or the American War for Independence, was the war between the newly formed United States of America and its motherland, Great Britain. It was a war for America’s independence from the British Crown.
On July 4 every year, the United States of America celebrate “Independence Day” to remember its hard-won freedom from the British Empire. Several Hollywood blockbuster movies such as “Born on the 4th of July” and “Independence Day” mirror the theme of the American Independence from Britain. But did you know that the actual date that the United States gained independence from Great Britain was September 3, 1783 and not July 4, 1776? That’s correct. So why July 4? I’ll explain.
On the evening of the 27th of March, 2022, at the Oscar Awards Ceremony at Dolby Theater, Hollywood, California, Comedian Chris Rock was on stage. He joked about a lot of things. Then he turned his attention to actress Jada Smith. “Jada, I love you,” he said, “…I’ll see you in the next GI Jane.”