Every July Fourth, we celebrate America’s Independence Day with dazzling shows of fireworks. It’s a tradition as old as our nation; in 1776, Founding Father John Adams wrote a letter to his wife, envisioning the day to be commemorated with "Pomp and Parade" and "Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more." We’ve had over 200 years to take Adams' suggestion to heart, supersizing the pyrotechnic festivities by adding choreography, live music, and more explosive action. Click through the slideshow to see some of the most spectacular shows in the country.
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