From time immemorial, Americans have celebrated the 4th of July with terrific fireworks that were displayed in public squares. Apart from the grand fireworks, people could have some smaller ones at their homes. Many people, however, have questioned themselves why Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks shows. Actually, this tradition goes back to the presidency of John Adams. Even before the proclamation of independence, John Adams introduced fireworks as an inseparable part of the festivities.