A Brief History Of the United States Independence Day

"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 — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness..." (Declaration of Independence)

Independence Day for the United States is celebrated every July 4th. The resolution of independence, which was the actual decision of separation from Great Britain, was voted on July 2, 1776. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence, which was the announcement that explained the reasons for separation from Great Britain, was ratified July 4, 1776. Most of the delegates signed the resolution on August 2, 1776. Eventually all the delegates signs the Declaration of Independence. These people were very brave for signing that document because that meant that they were resisting and throwing off that government. On November 30, 1782 the preliminary Articles of Peace was signed by Great Britain and the Americans. On September 17, 1787 the United States Constitution was ratified.

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