May 24, 2019

Declaration of Independence

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is part 12 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson, with the assistance of John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. The document declared the colonist’s independence from Britain, and defined the rights of the American people as independent states. It defined a democratic government, created to serve the people, and that could only act with consent of the people. [Read more…]

Meaning Behind the Fourth of July

American Revolution - Battle of Princeton

American Revolution - Battle of Princeton

I’m starting this history blog with a timely discussion. As July 4th is quickly approaching, I thought that I’d use the next week to talk about the meaning behind the Fourth of July, Independence Day. As you probably already know, the Fourth of July celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. This document, adopted on July 4, 1776, officially declared the United States independence from Great Britain. [Read more…]