Overheard by the fireworks display at the grocery store:
Little Boy: Why do we celebrate on the 4th of July anyway?
Dad: Because that's the day America signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 after we won the Revolutionary War against the British.
Little Boy: What were we fighting the British about?
Dad: Well, even though we had our own country, their king still wanted to rule us and make us pay taxes to him, so we decided to stand up for ourselves and fight for the right to be in charge of our own country.
Little Boy: Are we still mad at each other?
Dad: No, we consider the British to be our closest friends.
Little Boy: So what do they do on the 4th of July?
Dad: Hey, want a candy bar!