Happy US Independence Day

In the mid-18th century, the Thirteen Colonies in America were under British rule. Over time, growing discontent with British policies, including taxation without representation, led to increasing tensions between the colonies and Britain.

In response to these tensions, the First Continental Congress convened in 1774, followed by the Second Continental Congress in 1775. During this time, the colonies began to unite against British rule and form militias.

June 1776: The Continental Congress appointed a Committee of Five to draft a formal declaration of independence. The committee included Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston.

July 2, 1776: The Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from Britain.

 July 4, 1776: The final text of the Declaration of Independence, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, was approved. This document proclaimed the colonies' separation from Britain and outlined the principles of individual liberty and government by the people.

The first anniversary of independence was marked by celebrations, including fireworks, concerts, and public readings of the Declaration. These traditions have continued to this day, with parades, barbecues, and fireworks displays being common ways to celebrate.

Happy US Independence Day