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A Look at the History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress announced the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776, by unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

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The History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress announced the colonies’ separation from Great Britain by unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence, on July 4th, 1776.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

Declaration of Independence

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Independence Day History

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

Declaration of Independence

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July 4th: Save the Date

 

Written by Geno Grubbs

Clarksville City Council - Ward 7Clarksville, TN – In between the hot dogs and the fireworks as you celebrate this 4th of July, take a few moments to learn a few facts about Independence Day.

Back in 1776, the Second Continental Congress declared the United States of America an independent nation not on July 4th, as more than two centuries of Independence Day celebrations would suggest, but on July 2nd. «Read the rest of this article»

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The History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – On July 4th, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

Declaration of Independence

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A Message from Maj. Gen. James McConville, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFellow Screaming Eagles and Friends of the 101st:

Through the fall of the Taliban and the Bonn Conference in December 2001; endorsement of the Afghan Constitution in 2004; and two periods of national level elections between 2004 and 2009 the Government, Security Forces, and the people of Afghanistan developed, and continue to develop, as a democratic nation, absent the oppression of the Taliban Regime.

Reflecting on this evolution during our American Independence Day, I cannot help but wonder if there any similarities between the experience of the people of Afghanistan and us.

Happy Independence Day
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Facts about the Fourth of July, 2013

 

U.S. Department of Commerce - United States Census BureauWashington, D.C. – On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.

Here are some facts about the Fourth of July from the United States Census Bureau.

Fourth of July at the Capitol

Fourth of July at the Capitol

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Task Force Currahee celebrates U.S. Army’s 236th B-Day with Barbecue

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, celebrated the United States Army’s 236th birthday on June 14th, with a barbecue.

“For 236 years, Americans in the Army have been fighting for this country,” said U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, commander of TF Currahee, and native of Ridgefield, CN. “From our first beginnings, even before our government was formed, with the Revolutionary War to where we are today, the men and women of our country have fought and continue to fight for our freedoms, and the freedoms of others. That is why the Army birthday is significant. It celebrates and commemorates American Soldiers continuing to protect the country and its freedoms that we hold so dear.”

U.S. Army Soldiers from the Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, celebrated the United States Army’s 236th Birthday June 14th, with a barbecue. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Soldiers from the Task Force Currahee, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, celebrated the United States Army’s 236th Birthday June 14th, with a barbecue. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Sinders, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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