| American Cities
Here are a few examples of American Cities
New York City, New York
San Francisco, California
Charlotte, North Carolina
| Special American Holidays
On July 4th, Americans celebrate their independence and freedom. On this day in 1776, the United States declared freedom from Britain's rule and expressed their right to be their own nation. Today, Americans celebrate with fireworks, picnics, parades, fairs and carnivals, ceremonies, and more.
On September 11, 2001, the USA was attacked by the terrorist group al-Qaeda. Terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed them into important American buildings. Two planes flew into the World Trade Center towers in NYC. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon. The fourth plane was supposed to fly into the Washington D.C. and kill the president, but civilians stopped the terrorists on that plane from doing so. 3,000 people died on this day, and Patriot Day is a way to remember those who died.
Thanksgiving is a harvest festival that takes place in November. Americans give thanks for all their blessings on this day, and families have a big feast. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated long ago as Native Americans and Pilgrims came together for a feast of friendship and thanksgiving.
More special American holidays include MLK Jr. Day (in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.), Labor Day, Memorial Day (remembering those who lost their lives in war), and Veteran's Day (honoring military veterans).