The First Fourth of July and the Power of Words

4th of JulyOn July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, Thomas Jefferson died. Thought-provoking departure! Who was Thomas Jefferson? He was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States.



The Fourth of July has important significance for the United States of America. It’s essential to know the major points that led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. To help us learn more about these points, let’s view an episode from Liberty’s Kids as they explain how this DECLARATION came to be. Further, as you watch the video, notice how Sarah teaches James about the “power of words”.

(Credit: Liberty’s Kids. YouTube)

  • In the video Sarah teaches James about the “power of words” and how important it was in drafting the Declaration of Independence. What do you believe Sarah means by the “power of words”?
  • In your own words, what is the significance of the 4th of July?

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3 replies

  1. I believe what Sarah ment to say that the power of the
    word is that you have to be careful cause it could be
    bad or good words.

  2. What I think Sara was trying to say was to make sure what you say is going to true or careful what you say something bad could happen.

  3. 1: I think Sara means words have sertain meanings and to be carful with what you say.