History Tidbits: Fireworks and the second President of the United States

Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks?  Well, a big thank you to John Adams who envisioned this glorious day being commemorated “with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

Let freedom ring.