Thomas Jefferson


Happy Independence Day – Warriors Trail

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]


This Day In History (August 10, 1776)

“On this day in 1776, news reaches London that the Americans had drafted the Declaration of Independence. Until the Declaration of Independence formally transformed the 13 British colonies into states, both Americans and the British saw the conflict centered in Massachusetts as a local uprising within the British empire.  To King George III, it was […]


This Date In History – (August 2, 1776)

“On this day in 1776, members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence. Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration.  The delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending […]


Declaration Of Independence

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws […]


This Day In History (July 2, 1776)

On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain.  The vote is unanimous, with only New York abstaining. The resolution had originally been presented to Congress on June 7, but it soon became clear that New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina were as yet unwilling to declare […]