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On America’s most political holiday, clashing visions are nothing new

Posted on AllSides July 3rd, 2020
From The Center
holidays, Fourth of July, political polarization

Historically, the Fourth of July has been as much about toppling statues as about grilling hot dogs, as presidents and various groups have used the holiday to advance different views of American citizenship.

Afireworks extravaganza at Mount Rushmore. Continued Black Lives Matter protests in U.S. cities.

A “Salute to America” featuring music and a presidential speech from the White House. Canceled small town parades across the country – and a plea from Washington, D.C.’s mayor for city residents to stay safe by just staying home.

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