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05.06 It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Assessment

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Transcript of 05.06 It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Assessment

Bastille Day
U.S. Independence Day
Canada Day 05.06
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Assessment Bastille was a prison that was a symbol of the King's absolute and arbitrary power. Bastille Day
July 14, 2013. Historic Origins Louis XVI recognized the
National Assembly, which then
renamed itself the National
Constituent Assembly. Bastille Day marks the beginning of the French Revolution and is celebrated today as the French national holiday, similar to the Fourth of July. Traditions On this day, France has many festivals and parades celebrating military branches. Food is a huge part of this
celebration. It is
customary to have a
picnic on this day, but many families gather around at home and feast together. A modern addition to the Bastille Day festivities include a firework display. Symbols The French Flag National Anthem of France, La Marseillaise And, The Guillotine Historic Origins U.S. Independence Day On July 4th the Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence, thus this being the day Independence Day is celebrated. On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress presented & debated a second draft of the list of grievances. John Hancock was the first to sign. Virginia took the first step toward independence by voting to set up a committee to represent the colonies. Traditions This day is celebrated all over the U.S.. Families get together in celebration of our freedom. Firework shows are displayed. Many people grill and have picnics on this day. Symbols American Flag National Anthem Fireworks Historic Origins Canada Day Canada Day occurs on July 1st, the anniversary of Canada's confederation. The Constitution Act granted Canada independence from England. Complete independence was not given until 1982. The holiday was made official in October 27, 1982. Traditions Canada Day is celebrated with
parades
fireworks
carnivals
concerts Symbols Maple Leaf
Great Seal
Arms of Canada All of the three holidays in this presentation are similar in many ways. Bastille Day, U.s. Independence Day, and Canada Day all represent freedom and coming together as a nation to support that freedom and their pride for their country. While the three holidays are different because of the cultural customs of each country, they are similar in their ways of celebrating. Each holiday results in fireworks, food with family, parades or festivals, and coming together to celebrate the country that they live in. In Conclusion
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