Ten Things to Celebrate American Independence Day
1. Send your online buddies free Independence Day cards over at American Greetings.com.
2. Did you know that Betsy Ross, who made the first American flag, was a disowned Quaker who had seven daughters? Do you know who she sat next to in church? Find out these answers and more about America's First Seamstress at The Betsy Ross homepage.
3. Celebrate the Fourth of July -- games, decorating and celebration tips with a little history thrown in.
4. The History Place offers info on the American revolution, along with a copy of the Declaration of Independence and a list of the founding fathers who signed it.
5. Independence Day the movie -- if there's a SF purist in the house, put on this movie and watch their head explode. Or just watch it to enjoy Will Smith punching out and blowing up invading aliens.
6. Marvelicious -- Endure the annoying cursor-chaser message to check out history, recipes, poetry, and animated fireworks graphics.
7. Explore American history without leaving your house over at the National Museum of American History/Behring Center's History Explorer page.
8. Patrick Henry offered the most electrifying line of the American Revolution: Give me liberty or give me death. But do you know what he said before that? You can read his full speech here.
9. Wilstar.com's Independence Day page offers links to historic documents, patriotic music, and a free flag screen saver.
10. To keep the little darlings occupied while you barbecue, check out Yahooligan's July 4th activities for kids.