Independence Day, the Beginning of the Most Powerful Country on Earth

Independence Day, the Beginning of the Most Powerful Country on Earth

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The fourth of July (Independence Day) was the starting point of America becoming an all-powerful Nation. Even though we celebrate it with fireworks and parades, lest we forget who gave us our Independence, it was a time when we, the people, spoke with one voice and said we would not be controlled, we would not bow, we would not serve a Monarchy. Our bravery started with separation from Britain, which everyone knows, or should know.

The Continental Congress had voted to declare independence from Britain on July 2 but did not actually finish the revised draft of the Declaration of Independence, which had been initially written by Thomas Jefferson, in consultation with his fellow commissioners John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and William Livingston, until two days later. Americans chose July 4, instead, which was two days later, at which time members of Congress signed a finalized version of the Declaration of Independence a document that announced their decision to the world.

In the early stages of the revolutionary movement in the colonies during the 1760s and early ’70s, patriots used such celebrations to proclaim their resistance to Parliament’s legislation while lauding King George III as the real defender of English liberties.

However, the marking of the first days of independence during the summer of 1776 actually took the form in many towns of a mock funeral for the king, whose “death” symbolized the end of monarchy and tyranny and the rebirth of liberty.   “britannica.com

The British treatment of the colonies over the first few months of the American Revolutionary War, which had treated them as manifestly rebellious and enemies, gave force to arguments for independence, and, on July 2, 1776, at Philadelphia’s State House, representatives from the thirteen British colonies of North America, voted, finally, to break openly from ties with their mother country and her King, George III. In July 1776, in the second year of the American Revolutionary War (1775-83), representatives from 13 British colonies in North America voted to declare independence from the Crown, forming the United States of America.   “historyextra.com

This is a very humbling experience to learn this. There was some information here I didn’t really know. I am very proud of my country and would defend her against all enemies if need be. The revolutionary war should be the first thing taught in school so that our young people coming up today will know the great History this country holds. Our proudness shows in our Military every day we wake up free. freedom isn’t free it is fought for.

Our Nation stands proud because of the will of the American people. Today our Independence is faced with yet another challenge coming with Russia on the prowl seeking to devour whatever it can. We once again, have stands in the face of the deep, yet we will not waiver nor surrender. We will forever speak with one voice, we will not be defeated. We must never forget those who made it possible for us to have Independence.

July 4, 1776, became the date included in both the Declaration of Independence, as well as a lavish manuscript handwritten version signed in August (the copy is currently displayed in the National Archives in Washington, DC). July 4th was also the date printed in Dunlaps broadsides, the original printed copies of the Declaration of Independence distributed across the new country. Fourth-of-July celebrations became more common as the years went by, and in 1870, nearly one hundred years after the Declaration was written, Congress declared the Fourth of July as the nation’s national holiday for the first time, as part of a bill that formalized recognition for multiple holidays, including Christmas. Independence Day had become the most important nonreligious holiday for many Americans by the 1870s, and Congress passed legislation making Independence Day a federal holiday on June 28, 1870.    “constitutionfacts.com

God Bless the United States, God Bless the Veterans

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