September 17, 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…]

Second Continental Congress

Meeting of the Continental Congress

Meeting of the Continental Congress

The Second Continent Congress is part 9 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration.

With the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution had officially begun. The colonists needed to plan a response to this escalating conflict. The Second Continental Congress was held on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [Read more…]

Quest for Independence

Quest for Independence

Quest for Independence

Quest for Independence is part 3 of my American Revolution refresher. I’ll talk about the events leading to the revolution. In part 1, I talked about how the French and Indian War was a contributing factor to the revolution.

The quest for independence was the result of an ongoing series of grievances the colonists had against Britain. [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…]