How the Declaration of Independence Started

The Declaration of Independence is a historic document that was written by Thomas Jefferson and signed in 1776. It was the first formal statement of American independence from Great Britain, and it announced the formation of a new country: the United States of America. The document laid out many reasons why Great Britain had no right to rule over colonists who were no longer British citizens, including taxation without representation, lack of access to British courts and unfair treatment by officials. In short, it argued for full political autonomy for Americans under their own laws instead of British law.

The Declaration also declared that people have certain natural rights: “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness”—a phrase which later became part of America’s national motto (E Pluribus Unum). The Declaration also provided an explanation as to why all men should be treated equally regardless of race or religion; this became one aspect upon which our modern constitution rests today (the separation clause).

The History of July 4th

As an American, you probably know that July 4th is a day to celebrate being American. It’s the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed by our forefathers and it’s a national holiday where we celebrate our nation’s independence from Britain. But did you know there’s actually some history behind this holiday?

The actual reason for celebrating July 4th can be traced back to 1776 and begins with a man named John Adams who called himself one of those “worthless sons of bitches” because he wanted to create something big for his country and stand out from all his peers. He was born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts on October 30th, 1735 which is why we celebrate his birthday on that day now called “John Adams Day” every year in Massachusetts (and I would have thought it was because he invented iPhones).

For those who don’t already know about him: John Adams was considered one of America’s Founding Fathers because he fought alongside other men like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during The Revolutionary War against England from 1775 until its conclusion in 1783 when they won their independence from British rule!

Independence Day is a day to celebrate being American.

As a child, I didn’t really understand the significance of Independence Day. Sure, it was a day off from school and my family would go to the lake or some other fun place but it wasn’t until I got older that I started to think about how special this day is.

Independence Day is a day to celebrate being American. It’s a day that we all get together with friends and family to remember how great our country is and all of its accomplishments over the years. On July 4th we celebrate our independence from Great Britain after years of fighting for it during the Revolutionary War.

With each passing year, Independence Day becomes even more special as we continue to grow as an independent nation and as people who respect one another regardless of race or religion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *