Junk Buddy’s Junk Removal Services is celebrating our nation’s Fourth of July and the freedom we have because of the country’s sacrifices that were made over and over again. We are proud to live in the United States!
What is it?
The Fourth of July is the most significant national holiday in the United States. We celebrate the Declaration of Independence, adopted on 4 July, 1776. The Thirteen Colonies of America declared themselves to be states and no longer part of the British Empire though the revolutionary war continued for some time after.
How do people celebrate it today?
Barbecues with family and friends, firework displays and parties are the most well-known activities associated with Independence Day. All major cities have fireworks displays and there is also one given by the White House. As a national holiday, it also serves as an occasion for reunions and vacations.
How has the government marked it?
Congress made the day an unpaid national holiday for federal workers in 1870, and in 1938 it became a paid holiday across the country. Government officials also take part in celebratory functions and make speeches.
What’s the history behind it?
The original United States of America was made up of a collection of East Coast states known as the Thirteen Colonies. The states were: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
The mainly agricultural colonies were run by the British – who had been present on the continent since 1587 – and exploited for their resources, in particular tobacco.
While the relationship between the settlers and British was once amicable, tensions began to escalate over British laws and taxes, such as the Sugar Act, driven by British financial needs. There was also a growing sense of nationalism in the country. From 1765, some settlers began to demand “no taxation without representation”, calling for their voices to be heard in the British parliament.
The Boston Tea Party in 1773 was about fighting and an act of dissent. The event was a protest against the Tea Act, legislation which gave the British East India Company a monopoly on sales of tea in the Thirteen Colonies.
In response to the fighting, Continental Congresses, a meeting of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies, were convened. At the second meeting, in 1775, a war of independence against Britain was declared.
The next year, the Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 representatives of thirteen self-styled states (previously the Thirteen Colonies). The signatories included Benjamin Franklin and the future president Thomas Jefferson.
The conflict continued until the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the war in favor of an independent America.
Happy Fourth of July Americans!
Junk Buddy’s Junk Removal Services started in 2015 with the idea to have a positive impact with amazing service. Each day we go out into our community remove and haul away the junk in a professional manner. After our truck team leaves your home or business, we do our best to donate and/or recycle your junk before heading to the local transfer station. Our customers feel great knowing they don’t have to break a sweat to get their clutter clean and by using our junk removal service they’ll have a positive impact on the environment and people in need.
Our friendly, uniformed gentlemen will do all the lifting for you, clean up and haul away your junk. We work with residential residents, contractors, property managers, real estate agents, apartment managers and other businesses. We also specialize in foreclosure and estate clean outs.
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Junk Buddy serves Pinellas County, Tampa and New Port Richey and we will provide a free, no-obligation on-site estimate. When you call us, our friendly customer service can give you a rough estimate of prices based on your information you provide, but it’s our truck team who will provide an accurate quote when they arrive. You can book online or call us at 727-729-9765. Sit back and relax while our truck team handles the hard work and hauls your junk away.