Category Archive: Declaration of Independence

This Day In History July 4, 1776 – American Revolution: American colonies declare independence & destiny

  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Preamble to the United States Declaration of Independence     Ten years of rising tensions and hostilities between Great …

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Founder’s Insight ~ John Adams: Change, Virtue & Independence Spring From Affliction

  “I am surprised at the suddenness as well as the greatness of this revolution… It is the will of Heaven…I must submit all my hopes and fears to an overruling Providence, in which, unfashionable as the faith may be, I firmly believe.”   In a letter to his wife Abigail Adams July 3, 1776, …

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This Day In History July 2, 1776 – American Revolution: Congress votes for independence

  Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, …

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