of July 2, 2001
4th of July!
celebrate the Independence of the United
of America on July 4, this page
is filled with facts about Ben Franklin,
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John
Adams, the American Revolution, Philadelphia,
the Continental Congress, and of course,
the Declaration of Independence.
must all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately."
Attributed to Ben
Franklin. A remark made to John Hancock at the signing
of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, on July 4, 1776.
It means the signers of the Declaration of Independence should all
stay together (hang together) and fight for their independence from
England. Because if they fail, they will be hung for treason (hang
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of the following people is the primary author of the Declaration
of Independence: Ben
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VIII had three children.
Elizabeth, and Edward. Mary (1516-1558) was the daughter of Catherine
of Aragon. Elizabeth (1533-1603) was the daughter of Anne Boleyn.
Edward (1537-1553) was the son of Jane Seymour. When Henry
VIII died in
1547, Edward became Edward
VI. Edward died, and his half-sister,
Mary, became Mary I.
When Mary died, the throne was passed to her half-sister, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth became Elizabeth
I, and her reign is known as the Elizabethan
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I (left), Elizabeth
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you know the American colonies had been fighting the American
Revolution for over a year when the Declaration of Independence
Yes, the American
Revolution began on April 19, 1775, after
"the shot heard around the world" was fired at Lexington and Concord,
Massachusetts. In that same year, the Second Continental Congress
met in Philadelphia. The next year, in 1776, the Declaration of
Independence was drafted, adopted by the colonies, and signed, thus
making the American colonies an independent nation, called the United
States of America. Read
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Continental Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Franklin is my all-time favorite hero.
He was THE Founding Father of the United States, no just a Founding
Father. He was the older, wiser statesman during the Continental
Congress, and the other delegates looked to him for advice and guidance.
And he never took himself too seriously -- he could add humor to
any situation." Read
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Q: When was the Declaration of Independence
of Independence was signed by all the
delegates of the Second Continental Congress on August
2, 1776. The United States, however, celebrates its Independence
on July 4 because that is the day the Declaration of Independence
was adopted by all the colonies. Here are some important dates regarding
the signing of the Declaration of Independence:
July 2, 1776: The text of the
Declaration of Independence was approved
4, 1776: The Declaration of Independence was adopted
by all the colonies
8, 1776: The Declaration of Independence was read publicly
in the State House Yard in Philadelphia and the Liberty Bell was
2, 1776: The Declaration of Independence was signed by
all the delegates of the Second Continental Congress.
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Jefferson, John Adams, and Ben Franklin drafting the Declaration
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