I love the Fourth of July. Fireworks, hot dogs, parades and desserts made to look like flags -- there is no downside to the celebration of our nation's independence. This year, in addition to playing with sparklers, why not remind our kids of what we're celebrating? Before the election cycle gets really ugly, before we tumble mindlessly into partisanship, let's take a minute to remember all the events and people who got us here. From the democratic process to simple geography, this month's list will help all of us remember what we love about our country.
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