Before the innocuous bombs start bursting in air and after you’ve created a self-induced sense of semi-unconsciousness with a few too many trips to the barbecue, celebrate America’s Independence Day with a select set videos from some of your favorite YouTubers.

Crash CourseHistory of the 4th of July: Crash Course US History Special

John Green, the older half of YouTube’s most famous channel featuring siblings, breaks down the historical idiosyncrasies of Independence Day for the enlightenment and edification of all (and almost how it could’ve been celebrated on July 2nd). As a bonus, Green touches on illicit fireworks and the caloric intake of competitive eating champions.

Daily Grace – How To Make Homemade Fireworks

It’s Thursday, so Daily Grace is teaching you how to do something. And that something on this Thursday, July 4 is fireworks. Who knew homemade fireworks could be made from bic pens, tissue paper, an empty toilet roll, matches, and painters tape? No one! (And Spoiler Alert: Fireworks can’t be made from bic pens, tissue paper, an empty toilet roll, matches, and painters tape.)

Bethany’s Life – Make layered drinks for Fourth of July!

Because showing your affinity for America with American flag tank tops, lawn chairs, and other red, white, and blue paraphernalia is sometimes not enough, YouTube beauty gugur Bethany Mota shows you how to make a beverage with layered portions of liquid that show how proud you are to be in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Jenna Marbles – Thoughts On Being Yourself

The latest installment from the #2 Most Subscribed YouTuber of All-Time, Jenna Marbles isn’t especially Fourth of July-themed, but the message of a kind of personal independence is one worth taking a few moments to observe.

The above certainly aren’t the only Fourth of July-related pieces of content on the world’s largest video sharing site, but they’re some of our favorites. Be sure to let us know yours. And happy Fourth!

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